Force Manager - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

Kuwait City

Force Manager



This contractor position provides information to the FM/FG officer, but is under the guidance of the forward G5 OIC with whom the contractor coordinates with daily.


Keep all members of the G3/5 informed of FM/FG issues in the forward AOR.


Prepare and attend all FM and development conferences and meetings with the information and materials required to obtain mission success.


Ensure that both 1st TSC G3 and G5 are current on all FM/FG issues, especially issues such as redeployment and packet status. Coordinate with ARCENT G38 Force Management Division (FMD), Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC), SDs, and Security Forces Brigades (SECFOR BDEs) to ensure the G3/5 Main Command Post (MCP) is well-informed of subordinate units’ actions in support of 1st TSC’s mission.


Manage Actual Arrival Date (AAD) memorandums: Receive the completed AAD memos from the RSGs. Post AAD memorandums to CENTCOM J3-FM Force Requirement Enhanced Database (FRED) by the 15th of the month for units arriving through the end of the previous month. File the AAD memo in the proper storage facility.


Manage unit cross walk: Update 1st TSC unit cross walk chart based upon units Latest Arrival Dates (LAD), Boots on the Ground BOG, and AADs. Cross walk must be updated twice a month or when deemed necessary by the FM OIC.


Manage Patch Chart: Update 1st TSC patch chart based upon units LADs and BOGs monthly or when necessary as directed by the FM OIC.


Closely monitor Boots-on-the-Ground (BOG) dates and Latest Arrival Dates (LAD) or Available to Load Dates (ALD) and potential busts of BOG or shifts to LADs and ALDs and report them immediately to G3/G5.


Force Tracking Number (FTN) changes, preparation/review of Request For Forces and End of Mission (EOM) packets that will affect the command.


Serve as advisor to the G-5/G-3 sections for the employment of component and supporting forces within the CENTCOM AOR. Brief future operational plans for deploying units and concepts as required ensuring the G-5/G-3 sections has the information required to make decisions.


Monitor current operations facilitating and/or directing the coordinated execution of Force Management issues, and advise the G-5 and G-3 sections with plans for future Force Management operations.


Manage the Force Flow of assigned and projected requirements for units deploying in and out of the CENTCOM AOR.


Review, analyze, and recommend a planned or programmed force. Conduct analysis of planned or programmed force as required.


Coordinate with all Battlefield Operating System (BOS) managers in the ARCENT Rear (Atlanta) on a regular basis to assist with resolution of issues.

Provide force management, tracking and development guidance and assistance to Direct Reporting Units (DRU) and their LNOs.


Review and update Unit Requirement Forms (URFs) and Force Tracking Numbers (FTNs) and ensure that they meet all mission requirements to include size, component and MOS structure. This information is used to obtain the units release from theater packets.


Maintain positive control on all packets submitted by subordinate units ensuring that they are of the highest quality and staffed in a timely manner.


Ensure that subordinate units are kept informed of all pertinent Force Management and Development issues to include the status of submitted packets, Patch Charts, and Task Organization updates.


Coordinate with subordinate Force Planners, assisting and guiding them as required.


Review the Force Tracking Crosswalk with subordinate units on a regular basis to ensure a common operating picture.


Receive, review, staff, record, send and track the following in a timely manner: Long Term Transfer (LTT) request, Battle Loss Battle Damage packets for all subordinate units, early redeployment of equipment packets for all subordinate units, Mission Essential Equipment List (MEEL) packets and equipment requests for all subordinate units, Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) requests, Theater equipping the force rollups to ARCENT G3, Operational Need Statement/Equipment Sourcing Document (ONS/ESD) and weapon requests through Equipment Common Operating Picture (ECOP).


Coordinate, ICW ARCENT G38/FM section, with Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) C3 to ensure the latest operational changes are sent to subordinate commands.


Attend all Equipping the Force Board (ETFB) meetings and report the outcome to the G-5/ G-3.


Attend CFLCC weekly meetings, Material Readiness Meetings and other meetings ICW ARCENT to ensure latest updates are recorded and report the outcome to the G-5/G-3. These meetings only discuss internal readiness issues.


Must be proficient with and maintain an active Force Requirements Enhanced Database (FREDS), Mobilization and Deployment Information System (MDIS) and Joint Operations Planning and Execution System (JOPES) account.


5-8 years of related experience.


Experience handling classified and unclassified information


Experience in both deliberate and crisis action planning with expertise in the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), Joint Doctrine, and Full Spectrum Operations, and the processes by which cells, groups and staffs conduct the planning process such as Operational Planning Groups (OPGs).


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.






Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training, or work experience.