Job Description

Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) Tactical Operations Planner

Key Role:

Provide operational, exercise, engagement planning, and Air Land Integration subject matter expert (SME) support to identify and integrate joint all domain command and control (JADC2) systems and capabilities for an Air Force client. Incorporate Joint, allied, and coalition land, air, space, and missile defense capabilities, enhance concurrent execution of the counter air framework, and fuse JADC2 defense systems into AOC operations, CRC operations, exercises, training, and education. Advise Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC)/Area Air Defense Commander (AADC) and supporting components on JADC2 capabilities and limitations, and apply operational functional area expertise on JADC2 operations integration. Provide expert recommendations and support, including operational implementation of JADC2 systems into new and existing C2 systems and architectures, theater- and regional-level exercise support, and analysis and recommendations during Operational Planning Teams. Leverage technical expertise and recommendations to leadership on operations, maintenance, and configuration of complex JADC2 Systems and how they interface with US, Allied, and Coalition systems and architectures. Capture assessments and after-action deliverables, including talking points and recommendations for the future of JADC2 as it relates to joint and partner nation operations and exercises.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with land, air, maritime, or integrated C2 operations and programs
  • 3+ years of experience with joint or allied Theater Air Control System (TACS) or Army Air-Ground System (AAGS)
  • 3+ years of experience in a MAJCOM or Component Staff
  • Experience with creating, editing, and executing an exercise-specific Master Scenario Event List (MSEL), Training Objective (TO), and Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) inputs
  • Experience with the Joint Planning Process (JPP), Joint Planning Process for Air (JPPA), or Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and with exercise planning systems and tools
  • Experience leading operational planning teams
  • Experience with developing, writing, and articulating to senior military leaders’ multi-national exercise objectives, plans, and defense designs
  • Experience with Component C2 system operations, Joint or combined military staff processes, Joint military planning, radar systems, data link architectures, Joint and combined command and control, and US government intelligence sources
  • Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with analyzing international policy and security regarding JADC2 and air defense operations
  • Experience with EUCOM force structure and DoD component commands
  • Knowledge of US Army fires systems
  • Knowledge of allied and partner C2 systems, with and combined military plans, and exercise modeling and simulation
  • Knowledge of DoD exercise planning, programming, and budgeting process and Joint requirements development and approval process
  • Knowledge of European Theater of Operations (ETO) plans, exercises, and threats
  • Master’s degree
  • Completion of any of the following training courses: AOC IQT through 505 TRS at Hurlburt AFB, STO Planning Course (STOPC) through 705 TRS at Hurlburt AFB, C2 Warrior Advanced Course (C2WAC) through 705 TRS at Hurlburt AFB, Joint Air Operations Center Command and Control (JAOC2C) through 505 TRS at Hurlburt AFB


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

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