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Assistant Military Planner

Location: Fort Irwin, CA

Department: Training

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Assistant Military Planner

IDS International is seeking an experience Assistant Military Exercise Planner for the National Training Center (NTC) Special Operations Forces (SOF) program located at Ft. Irwin, CA. This individual will develop SOF Scenarios and other products that tie to the conventional force (CF) scenario based on the SOF rotational unit’s training objectives. These products will prepare designated SOF unites and their staff for combat.


  • Prepare and develop products and plans which will facilitate CF - SOF interoperability, integration and interdependence (I3) during the Brigade Combat Team Decisive Action Training Exercise (DATE) Scenario and other specialized exercises as required.[A1] 
  • In conjunction with conventional force planners, plan, coordinate, integrate, synchronize, and prepare grammatically and doctrinally correct Special Operations (SO) and exercise control products. Products include, but are not limited to, JSOTF OPORDs, FRAGORDs, TASKORDs, Target Folders, and SO Intelligence Summaries.
  • During NTC rotations, planners will serve as an Operations/Intelligence representative in a replicated JSOTF HQ within the NTC Tactical Operations Center. 
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Synchronizing SOF planning, coordination, and execution of Joint Training Coordination Program (JTCP) prioritized Joint National Training Capability (JNTC) programs to facilitate and emulate SOF - conventional force integration, interdependence and interoperability.
  • Assist with regular reports and timely responses to requests for information to the SOF rotational unit, USASOC, NTC, and the combat training center detachment HQ.
  • Facilitate communication between the SOF rotational unit, the Army service component (USASOC), and the NTC.
  • Support the integration of essential USASOC SOF training requirements with NTC exercise initiatives and activities.
  • Assist with the development of SOF specific plans and scenarios for implementation into the NTC DATE scenario.
  • Assist with scripting SOF scenarios, SOF exercise injects using current, evolving doctrine and SOF best practices.
  • Assist with the support to the integration of special operations training within the Army and DOD joint training community.
  • Assist with the development of other SOF specific plans and scenarios outside of the NTC DATE scenario.
  • Participate in events that support and facilitate SOF collective training at NTC such as initial planning conferences, leader training programs, and pre-deployment site surveys.


  • BS or BA degree.
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Graduate of an officer career course or non-commissioned officer advanced course.
  • Effectively and independently research, develop, organize, and communicate concepts and ideas orally and in writing.
  • Must possess scenario development experience to include experience in design of exercises, scenarios, and management of Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) events.
  • Exhibit knowledge and skills relating to current joint/service SO doctrine, TTPs, and systems.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Direct experience conducting Special Operations Forces (SF, Ranger, MARSOC, NSW) training and operations at company or higher level in the previous five (5) years.  
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