Sr Military Analyst /Operations Planner - 33909 in Norfolk, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/27/2020

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Job Description

Operations Planner supporting Navy and Joint exercises, experiments, and wargames

Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) develops and integrates innovative solutions to complex naval warfare challenges to enhance current and future warfighting capabilities. NWDC is uniquely positioned, nestled with the warfighter, and is armed with a view across the Fleet that allows us to pursue warfighting solutions to complex military problems. Our team integrates advanced cross-domain and joint warfighting solutions at all levels of naval warfare, and we represent and foster a confident warfighting culture.

We address military problems in support of the Fleet warfighter, stakeholders, and other customers, and the way we are structured allows these problems to be injected at any point on the pinwheel at the left of the diagram. Our mission is broad and spans many different aspects of naval warfare – from Doctrine, to Fleet Experimentation, Operational Level Training and Exercises, and to Navy Lessons Learned, each represented on the blades of the pinwheel. Although the department’s missions are very diverse, they function smoothly as a whole to advance warfighting capability and increase lethality. Further, the “strands” in the rope represent various roles of our individual departments, woven together to advocate for the fleet by finding solutions through technical expertise and professionalism.

Our goal is to be the recognized advocate for the Fleet. NWDC advances warfighting solutions, both materiel and non-materiel, with a confident warfighting culture to build lethality. Done right, we are better today and better tomorrow as we engage in the Great Power Competition.


  • The candidate will work as an integral part of the NWDC N2 Red Cell and will work closely with the NWDC Red Cell OPFOR Warfare Area Analysts in developing war gaming   products for NWDC sponsored and/or managed exercises (focus on Fleet-360/Strike Group-360 events) and experiments from processed/fused Intelligence Community based documents, assessments, Intelligence Briefings, operational reports and Intelligence data bases. 
  • The candidate will create scenario material (Road to Conflict/Crisis, Campaign Plan, Intelligence reports, message traffic, assessments,   Strategic Assessments, Wargame Handbooks, etc) to be utilized in Operational Level of War (OLW) and tactical level exercises and experiments. The incumbent will provide Operational Planning and Intelligence support to the Exercise Control Group/White Cell staff during wargames, exercises, and experiments. 
  • Travel maybe required to support exercise planning.


  • Bachelor's degree in related degrees plus 6-8 years of Operational Intelligence experience or Operations Planner or a Master's degree and 5 years of Operational Intelligence or Operations Planner experience.   
  • Experience coordinating with other government and intelligence organizations or Maritime Intelligence Operation Center/Joint Intelligence Operation Center experience, especially in the EUCOM AOR or with NATO staffs is a plus. 
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 10 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data. 

Candidate must possess a current Top Secret Clearance and SCI eligibility.


Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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