ANASOC SOE Mobile Strike Force (MSF) Combat Operator Trainer/Mentor-ASSF in Kabul at PAE

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kabul
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/8/2019

Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

ANASOC SOE Mobile Strike Force (MSF) Combat Operator Trainer/Mentor-ASSF

Duty Description:

The ANASOC SOE MSF Combat Operator Trainer/Mentor will Train, Advise, Assist, and Mentor (TAAM) the ANASOC SOE Cobra Strike Maneuver Course (CSMC) cadre and rotational units on mounted, dismounted, leader-, and individual-level tasks in support of transitioning MSKs into CSKs; conduct CSK Individual Replacement Training (IRT) to fill (CSK) unit shortages; develop an SOE “horse blanket”/training calendar to synchronize and coordinate CSMC classes, conduct periodic reviews of the SOE training calendar in order to adjust/update as required to meet training requirements and mission sets, and coordinate and deconflict training resources; emphasis on time management; enforce the use of the Afghan orders process (cipher); and develop and implement effective SOE CSMC training management in efforts to increase capacity and capability. Be prepared to support CSK sustainment during varying phases of the Operational Readiness Cycle (ORC), to include mounted gunnery, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and driver’s training. Be prepared to conduct and support Mobile Training Teams (MTT) to austere locations in efforts to increase MSK to CSK transition. Be prepared to conduct company level, mounted and dismounted operations, blocks of instruction to the CSMC cadre and rotational units. Interact with the Coalition Force CSMC Special Operations Advisor Team (SOAT) and the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A) to ensure TAAM efforts and actions are nested with military mentor/Requirements Owner (RO) Lines of Efforts (LOE) and ASSF goals and objectives; professionalize the SOE cadre through an effective Instructor Trainer Certification (ITC) Course and Leadership Development Program (LDP); and develop the rotational unit leadership through LDP implementation. The Trainer/Mentor will be prepared to temporarily fill in for PAE SOE Trainer/Mentors as skillsets and background allows. Develop Programs of Instruction (POI) in support of ANASOC SOE in order to build ANASOC Corps and subordinate organization capacity and capability. Provide reporting and documentation requirements to program management as directed.

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 the ANASOC CSK cadre and rotational units on mounted, dismounted, leader-, and individual-level tasks in support of transitioning MSKs into CSKs.
  • Conduct CSK IRT to fill (CSK) unit shortages.
  • Develop an SOE “horse blanket”/training calendar to synchronize and coordinate CSMC classes, conduct periodic reviews of the SOE training calendar in order to adjust/update as required to meet training requirements and mission sets, and coordinate and deconflict training resources.
  • Place emphasis on counterpart time management.
  • Enforce the use of the Afghan orders process (cipher).
  • Develop and implement effective SOE CSMC training management in efforts to increase capacity and capability.
  • Be prepared to support CSK sustainment during varying phases of the ORC, to include mounted gunnery, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and driver’s training.
  • Be prepared to conduct and support MTT to austere locations in efforts to increase MSK to CSK transition.
  • Interact with the Coalition Force CSMC SOAT and the CJSOTF-A to ensure TAAM efforts and actions are nested with military mentor/RO LOEs and ASSF goals and objectives.
  • Professionalize the SOE cadre through an effective ITC Course and LDP; and develop the rotational unit leadership through LDP implementation.
  • The Trainer/Mentor will be prepared to temporarily fill in for PAE SOE Trainer/Mentors as skillsets and background allows.
  • Be prepared to conduct company level, mounted and dismounted operations, blocks of instruction to the CSMC cadre and rotational units.
  • Develop POIs in support of ANASOC SOE in order to build ANASOC Corps and subordinate organization capacity and capability.
  • Provide reporting and documentation requirements to program management 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 military Senior NCO, WO, or Officer with at least eight (8) years of experience in a U.S Army Stryker, Bradley, or Tank Battalion; Marine Corps Light Armored Reconnaissance unit; or Military Police unit that operated with the US ARMY M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV).
  • Combat experience required, with not less than one (1) year of experience in Special Operations.
  • 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 O3 or E7.
  • 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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