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ANASOC SOB Air-Fires Trainer/Mentor (ASSF)
Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) Special Operations Brigade (SOB) Air-Fires Trainer/Mentor – (ASSF) - modified
The SOB Air-Fires Trainer/Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) the SOB Air-Fires Sections, the Brigade Support Kandak (BSK), and subordinate Special Operations Kandaks (SOKs), Cobra/Mobile Strike Kandaks (C/MSKs), and any other SOF entity in (Afghan) battlespace in Air-Fires planning, Air-Ground Integration (AGI) in support of operations, enabler integration into operations, coordination with conventional forces for indirect fire support, and in the cipher process (Afghan orders process). As required, assist the SOB G3 Trainer/Mentor in battle tracking, assist in the coordination and integration of SOB Trainer/Mentor actions and activities into Afghan planning/operations, utilization of the MOD Network (MODNet), and assist in the establishment and implementation of an Operational Readiness Cycle (ORC) in order to sustain SOB combat effectiveness and readiness. Interact with the US Special Operations element aligned to the SOB for the purpose of synchronizing and coordinating (SOB) Air-Fires actions and events. Develop Programs of Instruction (POI) as required and directed to build SOB and subordinate organization capacity and capability. Ensure TAAM efforts and actions are synchronized with military mentor Lines of Efforts (LOE) and ASSF goals and objectives. The Air-Fires Trainer/Mentor will be prepared to provide Mobile Training Team (MTT) support, Expeditionary Train, Advise, and Assistance (ETAA), and Out of Sector (OOS) coverage to SOB missions. Provide all reports and required documentation to the PAE SOB COS Trainer/Mentor as directed.
Work may include nights, holidays, and weekends on short notice. Standard will be to conduct training sixty hours (60) per week while OCONUS.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- TAAM the SOB Air-Fires Sections, the BSK, and subordinate SOKs, CSKs, MSKs, and any other SOF entity in (Afghan) battlespace in Air-Fires planning, Air-Ground Integration (AGI) in support of operations, enabler integration into operations, coordination with conventional forces for indirect fire support, and in the cipher process (Afghan orders process).
- Assist the SOB G3 Trainer/Mentor in battle tracking, coordination and integration of SOB Trainer/Mentor actions and activities into Afghan planning/operations, utilization of the MOD Network (MODNet), and assist in the establishment and implementation of an ORC in order to sustain SOB combat effectiveness and readiness.
- Interact with the US Special Operations element aligned to the SOB for the purpose of synchronizing and coordinating (SOB) Air-Fires actions and events.
- Develop POIs as required and directed to build SOB and subordinate organization capacity and capability.
- Ensure TAAM efforts and actions are synchronized with military mentor LOEs and ASSF goals and objectives.
- Be prepared to provide MTT, ETAA, and OOS coverage to SOB missions.
- Provide all reports and required documentation to the PAE SOB COS Trainer/Mentor as directed.
- Must be capable of building and maintaining positive relations and rapport with teammates, the client (US, NATO, and Troop Contributing Nation military forces), and Afghan counterparts.
- Understand the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and capable of relating MDMP to the Afghan cipher process.
- Able to work and live in austere and hostile environments in Afghanistan, and understanding of the possibility to be further assigned to any location in Afghanistan, as allowed by the contract.
- Willing and able to travel outside of protected areas via military convoys or MILAIR, and wear protective clothing and equipment, as required. Force protection will be provided by authorized sources.
- Must have the demonstrated ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
- Must comply with all theater command policies, regulations, and General Orders.
- Understand the Theater ROE (Rules of Engagement).
- Additional duties, responsibilities, and requirements as identified by program management.Minimum Qualifications:
- Former Officer with a minimum of one (1) year of experience at the Brigade Combat Team/Battalion-level Fire Support (or equivalent) as an Artillery Officer.
- Shall have three (3) years of Close Attack Aviation coordination experience.
- Shall be Graduate of either the Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) course, Special Operations Terminal Attack Controllers Course (SOTACC), Joint Firepower Course (JFC), or the Joint Forward Air Controller Course (JFAC).
- Combat experience required, with not less than one (1) year of experience in Special Operations.
- Shall be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Shall have Observer / Controller Trainer (O/CT) certification.
- Able to pass all medical, dental and other CRC-related deployment requirements from CRC at Ft. Bliss, TX.
- Must continue to maintain CENTCOM Mod 15 and other deployment-related requirements for the Afghanistan theater of operations.
- Able to receive and maintain a current/active Afghanistan visa.
- An active DoD Secret Security clearance is required.Desired Qualifications:
- Former US Army or Marine Corps Field Artillery Officer that is a Command and General Staff College graduate.
- OCONUS experience in Afghanistan or Iraq working with Partnered Nation Security Forces as an advisor.
- Previous experience working with coalition forces, NATO, or other Troop Contributing Nations.
- Familiarization with the Afghan Special Security Forces (ASSF) structure/organization and mission sets.
- Understanding of the NATO, Operation Freedom Sentinel, and Resolute Support structures and missions.
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.
- Refrain from using alcohol/illegal and non-prescription substances—abide by CENTCOM’s General Order #1.
Security Clearance: An active DoD Secret Security clearance is required in order to handle classified material and to work in a controlled area on a daily basis in support of the client.
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