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Military Analyst Sr- FST-O Joint Fires Manager (MV) - 27716 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

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Job Description


Are you a mission driven individual who is looking for a meaningful career?  This isn't your average mission.  Join Alion and make a difference by helping to create and maintain modeling and simulation training services and applications for our US Navy Fleet!


The Joint Fires Manager/Observer-Trainer (O/T) (SME) is a member of the USFF’s Modeling & Simulation (M&S) Operations team in support of Operational Level Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) and Maritime Operations Center (MOC) Training. The Operations team provides exercise planning, system architecture and event execution solutions utilizing the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) and Navy Training Baseline (NTB) for the application of M&S technologies and interfaces for use in Joint, Combatant Commander (CCMD), US Fleet Forces (USFF) and the Numbered Fleets training, exercise and experimentation events. The HHQ cell provides subject matter expertise on joint doctrine, operations and command and control (C2) for the MOC-Exercise Support Team (EST) with members being well versed in joint doctrine. The HHQ cell replicates the function of either a geographic combatant commander (GCC) or joint task force (JTF) headquarters. The role is normally determined at the IPC for stand-alone FST-Os or Joint exercise (integrated FST-O into a BLUE FLAG as an example). The goal is for the Fleet MOC to execute training most realistic environment possible.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Key Joint Fires representative to the HHQ. 
  • Chairs the Joint Targeting Board (JTB) during stand-alone FST-O.
  • Serves as the all source Joint Fires SME, supporting HHQ Joint Fires plans and orders requirements.
  • HHQ representative to all JECG meetings.
  • Role-plays COCOM J5, JFLCC during VTCs and other interactions.

Education and Experience:

US Marine Corps O-6/5

Master's Degree + 15 years of relvant experince including:

3 years on a COCOM staff (preferably J3/5 experience)

3 years of Operational Planning Experience

Experience in Joint Fires and Effects

Experience in the Joint Targeting Cycle

Experience in the Joint Assessments Process

Intermediate Level Education Graduate (CGSC, ACSC, JAWS, SAAS, etc.) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Experience in FST, Service, Joint or COCOM Exercise programs a plus

Must have displayed competency with the Joint Operations Planning Process

(JOPP) or the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)


TS Security Clearance with SCI eligibility.




Diversity Statement

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.  Alion will provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance to apply.  Please visit the Alion Careers site for more information

U.S. Citizenship Required.

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