Job Description

Joint All Domain Command and Control and Joint Interface Control Officer SME

Key Role:

Provide operational, exercise, engagement planning, and subject matter expert (SME) support to identify and integrate joint all domain command and control (JADC2) systems and capabilities into a U.S. Component air operations center (AOC). Incorporate joint, allied and coalition air, space and missile defense capabilities, enhance concurrent execution of the counter air framework and fuse JADC2 defense systems into AOC operations, exercises, training, and education. Advise Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) and supporting components on joint and allied air, space and missile defense, joint interface control, command and control (C2) datalink architectures, and operational functional area expertise on JADC2 operations and network implementation. Support the development and management of a U.S. Combatant Command Theater Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Common Operating Picture and Theater IAMD Multi-Tactical Datalink Network systems and architectures supporting joint, allied, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and Coalition operations and exercises in the area of responsibility (AOR). Provide U.S. Component stakeholders SME support including, but not limited to, operational implementation of JADC2 systems into new and existing AOC systems and architectures; real-time support to time-sensitive and contingency operations as they apply to exploiting JADC2 capabilities and limitations to further the Area Air Defense Commander and Joint Force Air Component Commander objectives in the AORs; theater and regional-level exercise support; and analysis and recommendations during Operational Planning Teams. Provide technical expertise and recommendations to leadership on operations, maintenance, and configuration of complex Tactical Data Link (TDL) Systems and how they interface with JADC2 systems and architectures. Capture assessments and after-action deliverables including talking points; recommendations for the future of JADC2 as it relates to AOC operations and exercises.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience as a qualified Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO)
  • 3+ years of experience as a qualified JICO at a major staff or component headquarters
  • Experience with developing, writing, and articulating multi-national exercise objectives and datalink architecture plans to action officers and senior military leaders
  • Experience producing senior-officer level presentations, briefings, and background papers, provide detailed and well researched documents, and plan, coordinate, and execute theater and regional operations and exercises
  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of tactical data link protocols, including MIL STD 6011, MIL STD 6016, MIL STD 6020, MIL STD 3011, such as JREAP A, B, C, TCP/IP, serial, simple, and satellite standards
  • Ability to take the initiative and solve problems, provide expert advice on complex issues related to data link, including Link 11, Link 16, SADL, and Link 22 operation and system configuration
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • JT 301 Graduate
  • Combat Operations Division Interface Control Officer IQT (505th) Graduate

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with analyzing international policy and security regarding missile defense
  • Experience with EUCOM force structure and DoD component commands
  • Experience with joint exercise planning systems and tools
  • Experience creating, editing and executing exercise specific Master Scenario Event List (MSEL), Training Objective (TO), and Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) inputs
  • Knowledge of European Theater of Operations plans, exercises, and threats
  • Knowledge of MAAPTK for the purpose of creating an OPSTASKLINK
  • Knowledge of system configurations and basics operations of Routing, Switching, Network Security and Software Defined Networking to Cloud Networking
  • Knowledge of joint, allied and partner air and missile defense systems, joint and combined military architectures, and exercise modeling and simulation
  • Ability to operate the following systems: Gateway Manager, Joint Air Defense System Integrator (JADSI), Joint Range Extension (JRE), Scalable Portable Integrated Data Router (SPIDR), Multi-Functional Information Distributive System (MIDS) terminals and Move On Jump Off (MOJO) Mini 
  • Master’s degree


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

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