F/A-18 or F-35 Tactical Employment Expert - Military veterans preferred

SAIC (www.saic.com)


  full-time   employee

San Diego
United States


SAIC is in need of an F/A-18 or F-35 tactical aircraft (TACAIR) employment subject matter expert to provide advanced, high-level pre-deployment training in TACAIR employment to Carrier Strike Groups, Expeditionary Strike Groups, Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units and other military forces. This position is for someone who is passionate about training and ensuring our Naval Forces are fully trained and ready for deployment.

  • Place of performance is San Diego, CA, with occasional travel to Fleet Concentration Areas. Work is in support of war games and integrated fleet training

  • The TACAIR SME will:

  • Develop advanced war game scenarios to support training to warfare commanders and staffs in TACAIR employment, to include aircraft carrier operations, land and maritime strike warfare, air defense, component-level integration, and other TACAIR missions and factors

  • Facilitate war game execution and accomplishment of training objectives by managing strike warfare scenario aspects, role-playing TACAIR elements as required, and/or working with the training audience to manage the scenario

  • Be prepared to facilitate TACAIR planning seminars and instruction

  • Liaise with Navy and Joint centers of excellence, and provide SME support to program in latest USN doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for TACAIR employment


  • Secret clearance
  • 20 years demonstrated expertise in planning, implementation and execution of naval strike warfare tactics, direction and employment of units, and coordination requirements between TACAIR components, warfare commanders, subordinate units, and higher headquarters. 

  • Minimum experience is post-department tour on fleet, carrier strike, expeditionary strike group, or equivalent staff/positional experience

  • Thorough knowledge of F/A-18 and/or F-35 capabilities and limitations

  • Experience translating training objectives into a comprehensive war game exercise

  • Examples of the type of experience required are Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor or Marine Weapons and Tactics Instructor from F/A-18 or F-35 community

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Fleet Synthetic Training or other distributed training

  • Experience with Live-Virtual-Constructive training initiatives