Special Operations Brigade Chief of Staff (COS) Trainer/Mentor

Raytheon (www.raytheon.com)


  full-time   employee


Job Description:
The Special Operations Brigade (SOB) Chief of Staff Trainer shall implement and operate programs, practices, and procedures for developing optimal utilization of the SOB staff in order to employ Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF). The mentor will Train, Advise, Assist and Mentor (TAAM) the COS in all aspects of (COS) roles and responsibilities to include the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP); training to include implementation of the Operational Readiness Cycle (ORC) and Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) Model; combat operations; and short, near and long term planning. The SOB COS Trainer will assist the SOB with administering programs to train personnel on operational planning and tactical employment options, Brigade Staff organizational management, and logistical/maintenance support to assigned and attached forces. When necessary coordinate class arrangements, conduct training classes, develop criteria for evaluating effectiveness of training activities, and develop train-the-trainer classes for the SOB Staff. The COS trainer will develop programs and practices to identify developmental needs including preparing personnel for more responsible positions and increasing effectiveness in present assignments. If required, may use technical experts to assist in training. Will assist in training the Operations Officer with regard to tasks IAW applicable Minister of Defense (MoD) and Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) Decrees and SOPs. The mentor has an expeditionary role and will perform Expeditionary Train, Advise, and Assist (ETAA) missions with the SOB as required.

Required Hours:
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training six (6) days per week for up to ten (10) hours per day while at OCONUS work site(s) and a standard 40 hour work week while at CONUS work sites.


  • Will TAAM the COS in all aspects of the SOB (COS) roles and responsibilities
  • Trains the SOB to plan, coordinate, prepare for, and execute special operations, synchronize functions among the staff to include the planning, orders process, logistical support, maintenance posture and execution of operations
  • Provides the COS and the SOB Staff training in the MDMP process
  • TAAM counterparts in implementing the ORC and ARFORGEN Model
  • TAAM with regard to shoot-move-communicate-medicate
  • Will report to the SOB DPM and the ASSF-TP PM
  • Implement and administer the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program, then monitor SOB trainer progress
  • Regularly interacts with US military personnel
  • Based on circumstances that are unique to work locations, trainers will be responsible for making on the scene decisions as to training focus and integration with US military plan for development
  • Assist in training on the Operations Officer and Trainer-Mentor with tasks IAW applicable Decrees and SOPs

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 8 years military experience with the US Army or Marine Corps with experience as a staff officer at the Division level or higher (or equivalent)
  • Shall have had an occupational specialty equal to US Army Military 01A (Combat Arms Officer) or service equivalent
  • Must have a minimum of 12 months experience deployed to Afghanistan in a military capacity
  • Must have operational experience in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) working at a Task Force or equivalent level in a supervisory role
  • Excellent Interpersonal and People Skills
  • Ability to plan and organize work, analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data and recognize solutions
  • Must possess a US Passport with at least six (6) months of remaining eligibility
  • Must be able to obtain an Afghanistan Visa
  • This position requires a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization
  • Must be competent with operating Personal Computer Skills and Microsoft Office
  • Must have excellent Leadership, Organizational and Project Management Skills
  • Must have excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Include but are not limited to the wear of body armor and helmet Personal Protective Gear, unassisted lifting and carrying of duffle bags not exceed the weight of 70 lbs per piece, and the unassisted movement over uneven terrain.
  • Must be willing to work and live in Afghanistan with an understanding that there could be further assignments to any location in Afghanistan based upon the needs of the U.S. Government, to include hostile and austere areas.
  • Must be able to attend and pass USG deployment requirements at CONUS Replacement Center (CRC), Fort Bliss, Texas or equivalent location.
  • Must meet the medical requirements for the position being offered as determined by a pre-employment medical screening and in accordance with published CRC and USCENTCOM medical deployment standards.
  • Must be able to walk or stand on level and/or inclined surfaces up to eight (8) hours per day and sit for up to three (3) hours per day.
  • Must be able to routinely climb / descend stairs.
  • Must be able to routinely grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbows / knees, and reach above / below shoulders.
  • Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • Employee will be required to work and live in a potentially hostile environment, at remote locations, and under austere conditions.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, under extreme weather conditions, within a hostile environment.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft, hostile fire, and other acts of aggression associated with this region.
  • Contractor personnel shall comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders. All tours are unaccompanied

Security Clearance Requirement: Must have a Current or Active DoD SECRET security clearance. Clearance is required to access and handle classified and personal personnel material, attend project meetings, and/or work within restricted areas unescorted.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must have at least 20 years military experience with the US Army or Marine Corps with experience as a staff officer at the Division level or higher (or equivalent)
  • It is highly desired that the COS trainer have at least 3 years of experience in Operational Planning at the Division level or higher or 3 years of experience in a Brigade Combat Team or Regiment
  • Prefer former Battalion/Brigade or Special Forces Battalion/Group S3
  • Prefer candidate to have 10 years of experience at the U.S. Army or Marine Corps Battalion, Brigade/Brigade Combat Team, or Regimental level
  • Prefer Army Command and General Staff College Graduate or Service Equivalent

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree from accredited school & eight (8) years of related experience, OR six (6) years related experience with Master's degree. Eight (8) years of additional equivalent work experience (16 total years) may be accepted in lieu of BA/BS education requirement.