Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) HQ TT Special Operations Brigade (SOB) Liaison Officer (LNO) Trainer/Me in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kabul
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/30/2019

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) HQ TT Special Operations Brigade (SOB) Liaison Officer (LNO) Trainer/Mentor – (ASSF)

PAE is seeking a Afghan National Army Special Operations Command (ANASOC) HQ TT Special Operations Brigade (SOB) Liaison Officer (LNO) Trainer/Mentor – (ASSF) supporting one of its government customers:

Duty Description:

The ANASOC HQ TT SOB LNO Trainer/Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) up to six (6) (Afghan) SOB and one (1) National Mission Brigade (NMB) LNOs with duties at the ANASOC Corps Tactical Operations Cell (TOC) on integrating, synchronizing, and coordinating SOB mission requirements and actions based on higher headquarters’ directives; dissemination of ANASOC Corps and SOB information to subordinate Special Operations Kandaks (SOK), Mobile Strike Kandaks (MSK), and other Afghan Special Security Force (ASSF) organizations in the SOB’s battlespace; horizontal and vertical communications between ANASOC, the SOB, and subordinate ASSF organizations; and the cipher process (Afghan orders process). Ensure to synchronize TAAM efforts and actions with military mentor/Requirements Owner (RO) Lines of Efforts (LOE) and ASSF goals and objectives. Develop Programs of Instruction (POI) as required and directed in order to build ANASOC Corps and subordinate organization capacity and capability. The SOB LNO 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 Special Operations Brigades (SOB), the National Mission Brigade (NMB), Special Operations Kandaks (SOKs), Cobra/Mobile Strike Kandaks (C/MSKs), and any other SOF entity designated by the PAE ANASOC HQ Team Lead and/or the military mentor/RO. Submit all reports and documentation as required and directed to the PAE ANASOC Corps TT Team Lead.

Required Hours:
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 up to six (6) (Afghan) SOB and one (1) NMB LNOs (with duties at the ANASOC Corps TOC) on integrating, synchronizing, and coordinating SOB mission requirements and actions based on higher headquarters’ directives and orders; dissemination of ANASOC Corps and SOB information to subordinate SOKs, MSKs, and other ASSF organizations in the SOB’s battlespace; horizontal and vertical communications between ANASOC, the SOB, and subordinate ASSF organizations; and the cipher process (Afghan orders process).
  • Interface with the PAE ANASOC TT G33 CUOPS Trainer/Mentor for nesting and synchronizing efforts between the Corps TOC and SOB LNOs.
  • Provide MTT, ETAA, and OOS support to SOBs, the NMB, SOKs, MSKs, CSKs, and any other ASSF entity designated by the PAE ANASOC HQ TT Team Lead and/or the RO/military mentor.
  • Must ensure TAAM efforts and actions are synchronized with military mentor/RO LOEs and ASSF goals and objectives. 
  • Interact with CJSOTF-A for the purpose of synchronizing and coordinating SOB activities and actions into Corps functions and mission sets.
  • Must be able to develop POIs as required and directed to build ANASOC Corps and subordinate organization capacity and capability.
  • Provide all required reports and documentation to the PAE ANASOC Corps Trainer/Mentor team lead as directed.
  • Must build and maintain 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 Senior NCO, WO or Officer with five (5) years of experience in a Brigade Level or higher TOC.
  • Shall have one (1) year of experience serving in a Battalion or higher operations section during combat.
  • Must have at least one (1) year experience in a combat deployment.
  • Shall be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Able to pass CENTCOM medical, dental, and other CRC-related deployment requirements from CRC at Ft. Bliss, TX.    
  • Must continue to maintain CENTCOM Mod 13 and other deployment-related requirements for the Afghanistan theater of operations.     
  • Able to receive and maintain a current/active Afghanistan visa. 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Former US Army or Marine Corps combat arms field grade 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.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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