Exercise Planner

Oahu, Hawaii

Job ID: 4824

CALIBRE Systems, Inc., an Employee-Owned Management Consulting and Digital Transformation company, is seeking an Exercise Planner (Theater Exercise Coordination/Joint Exercise Planning) at Marine Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, Hawaii


Tasks include:


o   Provide technical support to MARFORPAC for all official exercise activities, in order to support recommendations for the design, planning, preparations, execution and evaluation of joint, combined, and Service level exercises with the purpose to rehearse plan-based tasks and train operational commanders and staffs. Additionally, the contractor may serve in duties within exercise execution to include Senior Marine Controller, Request for Information (RFI) Manager, and Assistant Master Scenario Events List (MSEL) Manager to name a few. The MARFORPAC staff and select portions of the MEF/MSCs are direct training beneficiaries of this task as they are the target training audience for the exercises. Continuity is required due to the command-and-control construct being used in the exercises and the building block nature of the training events as each exercise builds on the previous events. Deliverables include (a) written recommendations and analysis for specific issues (WRASI), (b) development of the Master Scenario Even List (MSEL); (c) development of training plans and materials; (d) JTIMS or replacement program submissions,, (e) SOS for specific issues, (f) exercise information tool maintenance, (g) framework model, (h) in-progress reviews, (i) briefs, (j) meeting minutes, and (k) exercise event evaluations.  The government estimates it will take two full time equivalent contractor personnel work hours to properly support this task. 


·        DAILY TASKS

o   Provide assigned exercise information as required in support of daily information requirements driven by internal or external requests for information.

o   Maintain assigned exercise level of effort and product development to ensure there are no missed milestones within the established Joint Exercise Life Cycle (JELC).

o   Develop recommendations regarding the design of Joint and Service exercises in order to maximize the impact of the event in the training continuum of MARFORPAC and its subordinate commands in support of OPLAN based critical tasks.

o   Assist in the development of the announcements and tasking documents organizing the team in support of the framing of the exercise. Provide expertise in development of written documents as well as briefing presentations to command leadership to capture the desire end state and path to achieve it though the plan of action and milestones (POAM) developed for each exercise. 

o   Support the multiple operational planning teams (OPT) and integrated planning teams (IPT) required to work through the myriad of issues in managing each exercise life cycle (ELC).



o   Update designated exercise rolling update document to inform Exercise Branch leadership on the status and friction points of the assigned exercise.

o   Review on a weekly basis the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) portal to ensure the information related to the exercise is accurate and in the approved category for forces not assigned to MARFORPAC.

o   JTIMS Submissions - Provide support with the development of the requirement to be loaded into the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) for sourcing of the force package that will be required in support of the exercise.  (Deliverable: JTIMS data entry)

o   Review the C2IE tool to ensure the assigned exercise information remains updated and reflects current state of planning.

o   Tool Maintenance -Support development and maintenance of the Exercise Common Operating Tool, currently being the Command-and-Control Information Environment (C2IE) tool. (Deliverable: Develop and maintain current data in C2IE)

o   Provide a report of the status of all tasks that have been assigned/performed outlining the Contractor’s progress and any issues related to outstanding tasks. (Deliverable: Weekly Task Status Update)

o   Provide recommendations in the development of exercise scenarios that enable the terminal training objectives to be achieved in the most unencumbered format to maximize the training value of the event.

o   Develop and manage MSELs - Support the development of the Master Scenario Events List for exercises that required it in order to meet training objectives. Assist with the integration of the MSELs into the MSEL synchronization tool for the event. (Deliverable: Develop and Manage MSELs)

o   Provide support with the development of the requirement and load into SOCIUM for activity tracking of Security cooperation with partner nations as part of the exercise.

o   Develop recommendations to leverage existing resources to gain efficiency and effectiveness in execution.  



o   Update the required information related to the All-Domain Information Planning Team (ADIPT) related to assigned exercise to maintain the Staff informed of exercise requirements and meet identified requirements for planning team.

o   Develop, update, and brief the assigned exercise Annex M to organize a cohesive effort in support of the Headquarters participation and overall objectives in the exercise.

o   Contribute to the design, planning, preparation, execution, analysis, and evaluation stages for each event.  Incumbent must deploy and conduct coordination with and incorporate MEF priorities, Host and Participating Nations, and U.S. Forces’ training objectives and requirements. 

o   Draft and submit messages outlining requirements for each JELC event, to include objectives, goals, and deliverables.

o   (Deliverable: Develop and Deliver Messages)

o   Training Plans or Materials - Develop scheduled training event recommendations and plans for execution. (Deliverable: Develop training recommendations and plans)

o   Training Plans of Materials - Develop training materials (i.e., online, classroom, blended, etc. based on applicability).

o   Develop recommendations for learning delivery options (e.g., academics, training events, etc.).

o   Framework Model - Develop and maintain a framework model to enable adaptation for unscheduled emerging mission requirements. 



o   Prepare information briefs as required related to the assigned exercise in order to maintain the command informed of the exercise status and key friction points if any.

o   Provide technical assistance in the execution of joint and combined training and exercise events, interoperability workshops, tabletop exercises, and senior leader seminars.

o   Develop recommendations regarding the management of scenario information, to include joint operating environments and opposing forces/situational forces campaign plans.



o   Be prepared to lead the staff through an organized After-Action process to capture key and essential elements of the assigned exercise and ensure these are available in order to prevent future iterations from making same mistakes and take advantage of lessons learned before developing objectives for next iteration of the series of assigned exercises.


·        ADHOC TASKS

o   Produce meeting minutes for meetings relevant to MARFORPAC JEP/SEP. (Deliverable: Meeting Minutes).

o   Conduct scheduled in-progress reviews and confirmation, in and out briefs; prepare and deliver associated meeting minutes.

o   Conduct Exercise Event Evaluations - Assess exercise events through observation and develop recommendations for sustained future operations. Conduct evaluation of designated activities during joint and combined training and exercise events, interoperability workshops, tabletop exercises, and senior leader seminars. Arrange and facilitate After-Action Review (AAR) and lessons learned meetings to review event support and associated deliverables following the conclusion of each supported event. (Deliverable: Develop and support exercise AAR)

o   Provide Trip Reports. Performance Objective: Ensure the Government is informed about new developments that the Contractor observes while on official travel. (Deliverable: Trip Reports).

Required Skills

·        Desired Personnel Requirements:

o   U.S. Citizen

o   Thorough understanding of Marine Corps Planning Process and the Research, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (RPIE) public planning process.

o   Thorough understanding of C2IE, a DoD system of record for strategic OAI management.

o   Five to 10 years of experience with USMC MAGTF Planning.

o   In-depth knowledge of operational planning, communication synchronization, service and joint doctrine, and Marine Corps componency issues.

o   Advanced proficiency with using Microsoft applications such as Excel, Teams, Words, Power Point.

o   Favorably adjudicated TS/SCI Security Clearance

o   Strong verbal, written, interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

o   Must be able to travel.

o   Prior Service as an active duty Marine or with a Sister Service

o   Career Level School and Command and Staff College Graduate

·        Minimum Personnel Requirements:

o   Over 10 years of experience and a MA/MS degree. (12 years' work experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree. Bachelor's Degree plus 8 years' work experience may be substituted for a Master's Degree.)

o   Ability to work on high visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.

required Experience

·        Core Skills and Competencies:

o   Strong communication and presentation skills. 

o   Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Teams, Word, PowerPoint., etc.

o   Strong analytical and problem solving-skills.

o   Excellent organizational, planning and prioritization skills.

o   Expected to perform independently and exercise good judgement.

·        Working Conditions:

o   Travel may be required.

o   Required to sit for extended periods of time and maintain focus.

o   Qualification as an authorized company driver is required.

o   All authorized company drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current automobile. insurance, and a driving record that is acceptable to the company’s auto insurance provider.

·        Security Clearance:

o   Active Top-Secret Clearance (SCI) Eligible

CALIBRE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. For our EEO Policy statement, please click here. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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