Combatant Command SME, Senior

Key Role:

Bring in-depth understanding and expertise to one or more aspects of service or joint missions, processes, and culture. Apply advanced consulting skill and extensive technical expertise; develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Work without considerable direction; mentors and may supervise team members. Provide support by ensuring that content provided to senior leaders is consistent with policy and direction and to a standard that is indicative of the level of command. Prepare advanced written materials, including reports, presentations, talking points, calendars, notes, itineraries, memoranda, query responses, and other required reports to a standard that is consistent with communicating at the Combatant Command-level and higher. Facilitate timely and effective coordination of task completion both inside and outside the organization. Prepare highly skilled written materials that is consistent with the policy and direction of the command and national agency messaging.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 15+ years of experience in working directly with senior leaders at the Combatant Command level and higher
  • Experience in supporting DoD operations, strategy, policy analysis, and planning with Service, Joint, non-DoD organizations, or foreign nations
  • Experience with working in Military service or Joint staff, including supporting senior military personnel and civilians
  • Knowledge of Military processes and methodologies
  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with writing speeches and talking points for senior military leaders
  • Experience in working with and writing for combatant command senior leaders
  • Experience with working at, and coordinating throughout, the major headquarters staff level
  • Experience with drafting and editing executive summaries, information papers, and other papers on key topics to prepare senior leaders for senior DoD, interagency, and international meetings
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail
  • Possession of excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, or a related field preferred; Master’s degree a plus


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.

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