Senior Special Operations Strategic Advisor - 32547 in Tampa, FL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

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At Alion, we believe our strength depends on hiring the best and brightest talent in the market to join our team. Our people work together doing what they love for a mission that’s bigger than just the bottom line. If you get excited about inventing new solutions or analyzing and solving real problems, then check out our challenging and exciting career opportunities.

The Strategic Advisor shall provide expert advice in the development of USSOCOM policies and annual posture statement that effect Special Operations Forces around the world.  The Contractor shall perform tasks such as:

  • Provide Policy and Basing/Posture Coordination support
  • Provide detailed knowledge of national policies and other Government agencies/activities in order to develop, coordinate, and implement operational plans and policies for the Command
  •  Performs Research and analyze various DOD, Interagency, Service, and Combatant Command policies and posture concepts associated with USSOCOM strategy and missions.
  • Performs, analysis, and compare alternative USSOCOM strategies to align USSOCOM plans and posture with the national-level strategic guidance and direction, including the Unified Command Plan (UCP), National Defense and Military Strategy (NDS/NMS), National Strategy for Combating Terrorism (NS-CT), Contingency Planning Guidance (CPG) and the National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism (NMSP-WOT).
  • Provide subject matter expert (SMEs) to conduct strategic/studies and assessments for the analysis, assessment, and synchronization of the command strategic documents and to increase situational awareness.
  • Support strategic level studies and assessments to analyze, assess, and synchronize command strategic documents
  •  Provide SME support with the geopolitical expertise necessary to conduct strategic studies and assessments for the analysis, assessment, and synchronization of the command strategy, command policy, action plan, and strategic assessment.
  • Provide expertise and support to the command’s basing and posture functions


  • 5 years strategy experience, preferably SOF-related, working at a DoD Combatant Command OR, Joint Staff OR a 4-Star Command within the past 10 years.
  • 3 years policy and basing/posture experience working at  DoD, Joint Staff OR Global Combatant Command (GCC), OR Functional Combatant Command (FCC) OR a 4-Star Command.
  • 3 years’ experience conducting strategic/regional studies and assessments for the analysis, and synchronization of the command strategy, policies, and posture.
  • Senior Service College and/or Master’s Degree, preferably in strategic studies, political science, International Affairs/Relations. 
  • 1 year experience using web-based programs such as, social media platforms, and ALL Microsoft Office products (i.e. SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel)

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