Exercise Plans Analyst

Key Role:

Advise and assist on exercise related events, providing analytical, technical, and logistical analysis and recommendations during the Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC). Develop Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to assist with JELC management in order to achieve training objectives. Conduct analysis during all phases of the JELC and provide technical recommendations that meet Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) and Training/Readiness (TR) goals as defined within the the command’s Mission Essential Task List (METL). Attend joint, bilateral, multinational planning conferences, working groups, and site surveys in order to gather data, plan, and provide recommendations to U.S. Government attendees on the conduct of military exercises. Serve in the planning and coordination capacity of the uniformed customer when required, make coordination with adjacent staff sections and subordinate units on the exercise officer’s behalf and serve as continuity and provide guidance using established regional knowledge. Advise and assist the staff on Force Design issues and developments, perform operational analysis to enable the alignment of resources to mission priorities, tasks, and requirements.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience exercise planning in the Indo-Pacific Area of Operations
  • 2+ years experience in exercise planning, preparation and coordination with adjacent components and HHQ Commands
  • Experience planning and coordinating training in Northeast and Southeast Asia and Oceania
  • Knowledge of military organization and culture of joint U.S. Forces and partner allies in the region
  • Knowledge of a variety of DoD networks for information gathering, including NIPR, SIPR, and CENTRIX
  • Ability to apply information from the applicable documents to advise in the design of an exercise construct that meets both Theater Security Cooperation and Training and Readiness objectives
  • Ability to advise leadership on means to achieve exercise planning objectives within a fiscally responsible exercise construct
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex data analysis topics to senior leaders and their respective staffs, and to work with senior level staff members at the Joint and Combined level
  • Secret clearance
  • HS diploma or GED

Additional Qualifications:

  • Graduate of Expeditionary Warfare School or Command and Staff College


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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