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Junior Military Analyst

Military Analyst

IDS International is seeking a junior analyst for the National Training Center (NTC) Special Operations Forces (SOF) program located at Ft. Irwin, CA. This individual will assist in the analysis of the SOF Rotational Training Unit (RTU) to include Civil Affairs (CA) and Military Information Support Operations (MISO) planning and operations in order to provide relevant and doctrinally correct After-Action Review (AAR) information.


  • Provide twenty-four (24) hour manning and radio coverage of the SOF TAFF for the SOF Observer, Controller Trainers (OC/Ts) on Fort Irwin, CA which will facilitate conventional force (CF) - SOF Interoperability, Integration and Interdependence (I3) during 10 Brigade Combat Team Decisive Action Training Exercise (DATE) scenarios and other Special Operations training events each year. ​
  • Track, monitor, collect, and analyze data from multiple sources to include CTC OIS, CPOF, FM Radios, and instant messaging; besides voice and messaging, the data will also be in the form of pictures and videos. 
  • Collect reports from SOF/CA/MISO military personnel and other contract personnel during the conduct of SOF activities.  The SOF TAFF will log, sort and use the data to assist in the construction of AAR products and provide them to the SOF/CA/MISO/OC/Ts while they are in the training environment, aka the “box”.  The SOF TAFF will also deconflict SOF actions through the CF TAFFs.
  • Conduct daily briefings with and provide analysis as needed to SOF/CA/MISO military leadership, contract supervisors and other civilian personnel.
  • Provide Special Operations expertise, support, and collaboration for the NTC and the SOF rotational unit.
  • Analyze data provided by OC/Ts for incorporation into other products.
  • Provide regular reports and timely responses to requests for information to the SOF OC/Ts and the combat training center SOF detachment HQ.
  • Facilitate communication between the SOF OC/Ts, the CF OC/Ts and the Tactical Operations Center at the NTC.
  • Develop After Action Reviews and research Special Operations doctrine.
  • 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.
  • Provide written analysis and briefings as required on issues of mutual interest.


  • Associate Degree
  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Administratively able and willing to participate in support of NTC SOF exercises both on and off NTC.
  • Experience with the assembly and presentation of unit AARs.
  • Special Operations or Ranger
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