C4 Planner

Key Role:

Conduct analysis, provide recommendations, and support staff planning for the development and integration of Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) support plans into operational plans. Review crisis and contingency response concepts of operations and draft functional C4 policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and annexes to component-level contingency plans and steady-state campaign plans. Support component-level participation in combatant command and Service C4 conferences, working groups, and staff processes to align service capabilities and activities with joint and service strategic objectives. Provide support to command readiness and assessment evaluations and development of C4 related country plan objectives. Leverage decision-support products to inform senior-leader decisions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as a C4 Planner, including in a cross-functional environment
  • 3+ years of experience in planning and conducting large-scale C4 events requiring coordination with multiple organizations and departments
  • 3+ years of experience in supporting high-level headquarters staff such as HQMC, MARFOR, or MEF
  • 3+ years of experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including SharePoint, developing PowerPoint slides and presenting to or briefing senior leadership
  • Ability to manage planning efforts of multiple events simultaneously
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • BA or BS degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in integrating Cyber operations into C4 plans 
  • Experience in leading Operational Planning Teams
  • Experience in writing Operational Plan Annex K, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4)) Systems
  • Experience in planning and executing Marine Corps C4 operations in joint and combined operations or large-scale exercises
  • Experience with the Defense Readiness Reporting Systems (DRRS)
  • Knowledge of Joint, Naval, and USMC C4 doctrine and capabilities
  • Knowledge of Marine Corps roles, missions, capabilities, and structure
  • Knowledge of the Marine Corps Planning Process and Joint Planning Process
  • Knowledge of Security Cooperation and development of Country Plan objectives
  • Knowledge of DoD, Partner Nation, and International Organizations plan objectives
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possession of excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Professional Military Education, such as Expeditionary Warfare School, Command and Staff College, School of Advanced Warfare, Naval Post Graduate School, or equivalent


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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