Collective Training and Exercise Planner - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

San Antonio
United States

The Collective Training & Exercise Planner / Script Writer member of the Exercise Training Support to Army Reserve (X-TSAR) program is responsible for assisting in the design of an exercise scenario based on exercise and supported commander's training objectives.  Develops theater specific or Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) scripting of Operations Orders and supporting Annexes, Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) injects and events/vignettes, and/or simulation control injects that are integrated with and support lanes training, situational training and/or field training exercises, and constructive staff training events in any combination of Live-Virtual-Constructive-Gaming domains, as best fits the desired training intent.  Conducts in-depth research on theater specific operations, lessons learned, DATE scenario and newly developed tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used in the development of MSEL, or simulation control injects that accurately replicates the proposed training or operational environment.  Determines the appropriate inject method and point of entry into the exercise.  Prepares the event implementer in a realistic manner using actual unit standing operating procedures (SOP), accepted exercise directed processes, or Army messaging or report formats.  Ensures all events are synchronized and threaded throughout the scenario.  Develops hybrid MSEL, simulation control injects that are synchronized with the appropriate simulation systems to ensure integration with the scenario, and is supportive of both the exercise and training objectives.  Possesses basic knowledge and experience in operations and mission command training requirements at the brigade and above levels, in order to properly configure MTC simulation assets /capabilities to execute the supported training/exercise mission.  Knowledge includes an understanding of military tactics and force structure to understand how the various simulations relate to actual military situations. 


Experience:  Requires 8 to 10 years directly related military training experience.  Candidate must have extensive experience in training Army units in both small unit live environments (Lanes/STX), and in command and staff constructive environments (CPX) at Battalion and Brigade level.  Qualified candidates must have at least 2 years relevant experience in a leadership position in military units, with duties commensurate to those defined in the job description. 


Unique/Additional Requirements:  Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.  Advanced knowledge of the principles, methods, processes, and applicable regulations involved in supporting military operations; Advanced knowledge of relevant hardware, software, and other equipment as assigned.  Some of these qualifications/competencies may include, but are not limited to: Scenarios and Operations Orders library development/sustainment; Exercise development (road to war, scenario, master events, operations orders w/ appropriate annexes, injects/scripting, etc); Exercise design and planning (continuous coordination with the Partner Unit); Exercise control design (control processes, role player requirements, control school, dynamic scripting during execution, etc); Simulation Models revision, development, and maintenance; Rehearsal design and product development; Exercise analysis (data collection, battle analysis, trend analysis, AAR development, etc); Exercise IT network systems and communications architecture design, establishment, maintenance; Exercise scheduling and coordination; and OC/T Academy curricula development and course sustainment.  Works in a highly intense information technology (IT) environment, and required to maximize the use of Army Battle Command Systems (ABCS), other Mission Command Systems, training aids, devices, simulations and simulators (TADSS), mission specific digital systems/tools, and other available IT assets in the conduct of mission support.  Microsoft Office Skills including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.





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.



Requires a BA/BS degree, or equivalent combination of education, technical training or work/military experience of a relevant nature.