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Special Operations Forces/Conventional Forces JNTC LNO

29 Palms, CA
The LNO serves as a U.S. Marine Corps SOF/CF Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) LNO / exercise designer, and coordinate Service efforts for JNTC interoperability and exercise planning / design through all JNTC event execution phases to include the following:

  • SOF/CF integration enhances the ability of the USMC CF to transition from counterinsurgency to a broader focus of post-Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) operational capabilities. Contractor support for the SOF/CF Integration task will provide the USMC with SOF qualified personnel that possess a thorough and comprehensive understanding of Joint SOF operations (air, ground, and maritime) at the tactical and operational levels.  Support includes coordinating USSOCOM J7 expertise on TECOM’s training missions, capabilities, and programs and resources for the employment/integration of SOF with USMC and other Service CF. The following are mandatory requirements that must be met in order to successfully accomplish the SOF/CF Integration task:
  • Advise designated USMC JNTC site on SOF employment (TTPs), lessons learned, SOF organizations, SOF policy and doctrine, SOF’s core missions (Foreign Internal Defense, Counter Terrorism, Unconventional Warfare) in support of Irregular Warfare employment capabilities.
  • Advise designated USMC JNTC site on SOF’s capabilities and involvement in Counter Insurgency operations and Stabilization, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction operations and the appropriate level of SOF employment within the USMC pre-deployment training programs and Service level exercises.
  • Provide SOF expertise and assistance to designated USMC JNTC site for SOF integration exercise design, development, and planning while reviewing and analyzing exercise concepts and plans for the suitability, feasibility, acceptability, technical accuracy, adequacy, and integration of SOF into USMC CF exercises/events.
  • Provide relevant and current feedback to exercised unit commanders on SOF/CF integration procedures.
  • Serve as TECOM’s liaison to the Joint Irregular Warfare Center (JIWC ) and the USMC Small Wars Center and Irregular Warfare Integration Division(SWCIWID).
  • Coordinate potential USMC CF/SOF training opportunities for involvement within USMC JNTC accredited sites and attend JELC events to assist in the planning of training exercises by offering suggestions to the Government regarding the employment of SOF.
  • Serve as SOF SME/SOF unit LNO to USMC units conducting pre-deployment training at designated USMC JNTC site, coordinate and portray the activities of higher, lower, and adjacent SOF units during designated exercises while advising TECOM (TECD) and designated USMC JNTC site modeling and simulations centers on SOF organizations, capabilities, limitations, and employment(TTPs).
  • Coordinate with designated USMC JNTC site for exercise concepts and plans prior to serving as the SOF SME/LNO to exercise USMC, other-Services and multi-national partner units.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Attendance at a professional military education institution/program (resident/non-resident), such as Senior SNCO Academy, Command and Staff College and/or Top Level School.
  • The ideal candidate will be a former Field Grade Officer or Senior SNCO who has experience working with Marines and Special Operations Forces.
  • Experience as an Exercise Designer desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Understanding of TECOM training and education initiatives, policies, and procedures
  • Familiarity with current trends and doctrine in use by SOF and the Marine Corps
  • Able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English
  • Able to design and write clear communications and present training programs.
  • Proficient in computer applications such as Windows and MS Office
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Required to sit for extended periods of time and maintain focus
  • Daily travel in local area during work day (including use of personal vehicle)
  • Occasional travel may be required. 
  • Qualification as an authorized company driver is required. All authorized company drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current automobile insurance, and a driving record that is acceptable to the company’s auto insurance provider.
  • Daily travel in local area during work day (including use of personal vehicle).
  • A Secret security clearance is required for this position.
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