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Senior Training Expert

Company Overview

BMA, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) with a corporate location in Huntsville, AL, has been in business since 2010 providing professional services to the United States government. BMA supports the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Joint community. BMA’s professional services include administrative support, capabilities development, simulation and software, information technology (IT) and knowledge management (KM), test and experimentation, strategic communications, and manpower and personnel integration. A Career with our team at BMA offers excellent opportunities for growth with one of America’s finest young SDVOSB organizations.

Job Summary

Senior Training Expert (STE) aligned in support of Army National Guard Divisions, Brigades and Battalions across a seven-State region, and as required across the United States and its territories.  Provides advice, assistance, and exercise support in meeting or exceeding unit commander training objectives.  Conducts doctrinal staff training and leads the Mission Command Training Support Program (MCTSP)  in obtaining and integrating training resources for supported units. Provides training for Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) on unit staffs. Assists NCOs prepare for their participation in staff exercises.  Provides advice and instruction to staff on training management.  Provides assistance to staff NCOs in preparing their Mission Command Information Systems for training and exercises.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Responsibilities:
    • In accordance with unit commander's training guidance, plan, prepare, and execute Integrated Staff Exercises, Command Post Exercises, and Field Training Exercises.
    • Conduct doctrinal workshops focused on the Military Decision Making Process; Command Post Operations; Mission Command Information System operations and integration; and the Role of Staff NCOs.
    • Facilitate unit After Action Reviews and prepare Final Exercise Reports and post exercise Take Home Packages to enable units to build upon training observations, insights, and lessons learned.
  • Daily activities:
    • Physical or telephonic attendance at unit training Concept Development Conferences and meetings.
    • Exercise planning and preparation to include development of Exercise Directives; Higher Headquarters Operations Orders to drive training audience development of plans and orders; Simulation Control Plans; Exercise Support Manning Documents; Master Scenario Event Lists; and After Action Review Collection Plans.
    • Development of doctrinally correct workshops and presentations
  • Roles and team dynamics:
    • STE teams with a Senior Training Advisor (STA) in providing training advisory assistance and exercise support to upwards of 20 habitually aligned Battalions, Brigades, and Division level units.
    • Working in tandem, the STE and STA coordinate and integrate MCTSP resources to include simulation (JCATS/ERF) support; network integration technical experts; doctrinal training teams (consisting of warfighting functional specialists); and information system operator level trainers to facilitate unit training.
    • The ARNG G3 establishes training priorities for MCTSP.  Given ARNG guidance, STE mission requirements are scheduled by the Mission Training Complex-Leavenworth (MTC-LVN) Site Lead, approved by the military Commander, MTC-LVN. 
    • Administratively, STE's report to the BMA MCTSP Program Manager.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Serious applicants must possess:
    • Bachelor Degree from an Accredited Education Institution
    • Experience as a senior trainer with a training management background and Combat Training Center or similar experience
    • Primary staff NOC experience at Battalion, Brigade, and/or Division level
    • At least six years of combined staff experience, or eight years of specialized experience in a MCTSP duty position
    • Two or more years working with and using Computer Assisted Training exercises.
    • Active or ability to qualify for and maintain a Secret security clearance
    • Willingness and ability to travel 50% of the time
  • Desirable qualifications also include:
    • Digital Master Gunner or Army Information System qualification(s) are preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Previous Battalion or higher command Sergeants Major

Benefits and Perks

BMA, attracts the most highly motivated and qualified professionals in the Professional Services and Technology industry. We appreciate the importance of high caliber professionals and offer an attractive total compensation plan that includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances
  • Matched 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO) and federal holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Work from home when not in a temporary duty travel status
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