Cyberspace Exercise Planner

Key Role:

Apply a broad understanding of how to organize diverse groups to build a shared understanding of complex challenges, facilitate collective problem solving, analysis, and implementation of new solutions and best practices. Develop exercise plans and directives through the application of operational art and operational design and by using the Joint Planning Process (JPP) through the Joint Exercise Life cycle (JELC). Provide input to briefings, transition concepts to execution, and assist in the coordination of joint operational planning in support of training and exercises. Provide input to address shortfalls, prioritize, and validate requirements, and modify planning efforts based on the changing Cyberspace environment. Monitor and review strategies, doctrine, policies, directives, and instructions related to education and training of Joint Cyberspace Operations from higher echelon headquarters and make recommendations to ensure compliance and consideration in planning efforts and directed wargames as required. Contribute to data analysis to design relevant, accurate, and realistic exercise materials that result in improved organizational mission performance. Participate in the Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG) and Command response cells replicating staff processes and products of the Joint Staff and Combatant Command Headquarters. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Joint Operations Planner

  • Experience with leading or materially contributing to the design, planning, organization and execution of Combatant Command or Service-Component level Command Post Exercises, Staff Exercises, or Field Training Exercises

  • TS/SCI clearance with a polygraph

  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with briefing and delivering training to senior military and civilian leaders

  • Experience with exercise planning at the Service Component or Combatant Command level

  • Experience with project management processes and principles

  • Knowledge of the Joint Training Program (JTP) and JELC doctrine and processes


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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