Principal Military Trainer AIR WACFort Leavenworth, KS

Requisition ID: R10161944

  • Category: Technical Support

  • Location: Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, United States of America

  • Clearance Type: Secret

  • Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position

  • Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)

  • Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time

  • Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available

  • Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Defense Systems sector (NGDS) is seeking a Principal Military Trainer – Air Work Area Commander (WAC) to join our growing team of diverse professionals at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas . A Work Area Commander (WAC) is assigned as part of a team for Warfighter Exercise rotations to support Mission Command Training Program in the planning and execution of Warfighters, Mission Rehearsal Exercises, Seminars, and After-Action Review development. As a WAC, you will assist the World Class Opposing Forces (WCOPFOR) and OPFOR Support Division with preparation of Opposing Force orders, Simulation Control Plans, and other contract deliverables in support of Mission Command Training Program (MCTP). You will participate as necessary in the Joint Exercise Life-Cycle (JELC) planning events, working side-by-side, with other members of the Exercise and Simulation Support Directorates and the S35 Future Operations to plan and execute an MCTP Exercise rotations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares computer simulation with exercise scenario plan command and control graphics

  • Certify as a WARSIM Battle Simulation Workstation Operator

  • Prepares computer simulation by placing assigned units into doctrinal formations, ensuring placement is situated to the terrain and is a tactically correct representation based on combat orders and the scenario

  • Supervise WARSIM Battle Simulation Workstation Operators assigned to the Aviation/ADA Cell

  • Inputs computer orders and generates reports as directed

  • Synchronizes Corps and Division echelon level Aviation and Air Defense assets

  • Understands and practices OPFOR hybrid threat Aviation and Air Defense Doctrine, Tactics, and procedures

  • Coordinates Aviation and Air Defense Operations between command post staff and simulation operators

  • Manages OPFOR Aviation and Air Defense efforts for the OPFOR Support Division

  • May deploy to various countries, as required, in support of U.S. military operations

Basic Qualifications:

  • One of the following:

  • High school diploma or GED with a minimum of 10 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 6 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

  • Master’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of professional and/or military leadership experience

  • Familiarity with current Army Aviation doctrine

  • Familiarity with current Army/Joint doctrine

  • Must have an active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

  • Highly proficient with MS Office suite of software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access)

  • Must be able to work on-site at Fort Leavenworth, in Kansas

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 20% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer Course, or Military Education Level 4 (MEL 4) equivalent Intermediate Level Education (ILE)

  • Graduate degree

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in design, planning, configuration, and conduct of large-scale computer simulation exercises

  • Previous experience in computer-assisted simulation training

  • Experience in Warfighter’s Simulation (WARSIM)

  • Brigade or higher staff officer experience

  • Prior experience as an Observer Controller/Trainer (OC/T)

Salary Range: $69,600 - $104,400

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit. U.S. Citizenship is required for all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.