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Irregular/Expeditionary Warfare Fleet Training Policy and Standards Support Program Analyst, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF)


JOB TITLE: Irregular/Expeditionary Warfare Fleet Training Policy and Standards Support Program Analyst, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF)



The Defense Systems Customer Group currently has a career opportunity for an irregular and expeditionary warfare training analyst to provide support to U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Command in Norfolk, VA.


The individual in this position will provide program analysis support and serve as an irregular/expeditionary warfare training and policy analyst and action officer for the USFF Fleet/Joint Training Directorate (N7).  Training program analysts have experience at the senior level including supervisory experience.  Program analysts, in general, review program (specific) data, evaluate program plans/changes and assist in the preparation of documents with various senior-level, civilian and military stakeholders.  They are able to analyze program information, strategize plans, produce quality analytic work in the form of information papers, white papers, briefs, and executive correspondence and effectively present the results in a clear and concise manner when required.  Program analysts utilize time and government furnished equipment/information to accomplish their tasks successfully and promote program efficiencies.  They are subject matter experts (SME) in their fields of expertise.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced program analyst and SME in Irregular, Expeditionary, and Amphibious Warfare, and have experience with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG) training processes, live exercises, and Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) capabilities. In addition, he/she will have excellent public speaking, presentation, and time management skills, as well as at least two years of applicable program analyst experience in:

  • U.S. Navy training operations, policy, doctrine, systems, and staff procedures

  • Managing/ prioritizing projects involving stakeholders

  • Leveraging best practices and handling multiple tasks and interruptions with minimal impact on productivity/deliverables

  • Conducting fleet training analysis/assessment to identify gaps, training needs and solutions


Specific Functional Area duties include:

  • Assist in the validation and prioritization of irregular/expeditionary warfare fleet training to meet Fleet operations and provide recommendations to government personnel.

  • Assist in the development, coordination and maintenance of irregular/expeditionary warfare Fleet training policies, processes, and programs to meet operational requirements.

  • Assist in the production and monitoring of training policies affecting the Fleet Readiness Training Plan (FRTP) for Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) units/staffs and associated support of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP).

  • Provide assistance and advice to government representatives related to irregular/expeditionary warfare training in a variety of forums, meetings, conferences and working groups.

  • Support Fleet irregular/expeditionary warfare training policy and standards analyses, including collaboration with DoD, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV), Naval Personnel Development Command (NPDC), Systems Command (SYSCOM) and subordinate Fleet staffs, as well as representatives from other military services and other government agencies.

  • Provide recommendations to government representatives on the articulation and implementation of irregular/expeditionary warfare Fleet training requirements and doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel–facilities (DOTMLP-F) change requests.

  • Assist with the review of irregular/expeditionary warfare-related Navy Training System Plans (NTSP) in accordance with OPNAVINST 1500.76C and local standard operating procedures (SOP), and provide recommendations to ensure appropriate training is incorporated and delivered to the Fleet.

  • Assist with the review of NECC and irregular/expeditionary warfare-related Navy mission essential task lists (NMETL) in accordance with the Universal Naval Task List (UNTL), Fleet Training Continuum (FTC), and Defense Readiness Reporting System-Navy Reporting Manual (NTRP 1-03.5), and provide recommendations to improve the associated tasks, conditions and standards.

  • Assist with the review of NECC and irregular/expeditionary warfare-related instructions and doctrine such as concepts of operations (CONOP), required operational capability/projected operational environment (ROC/POE), and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP), and provide recommendations to improve the documents and incorporate them into Fleet training.

  • Provide current, accurate and complete NECC and irregular/expeditionary warfare training-related point/ information papers, briefings, presentations and executive summary memoranda for staff packages to inform USFF leadership decisions on associated training issues.



TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and three (3) years or more of related experience; Masters and one year of related experience



  • Must be a U.S. citizen with a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and Secret clearance.

  • Active military duty experience including recent irregular/expeditionary warfare operational experience at the senior enlisted or mid-grade officer level or higher.

  • Four (4) years of technical and general program analyst experience (six years in lieu of degree will be considered)

  • Two (2) years of applicable training program analyst and Functional Area experience (see detailed tasks above).

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills at the junior management and senior executive level, and be able to act independently.

  • Experience in use of MS Office (e.g., Word and PowerPoint) products.



  • Experience as an Echelon III (or higher) staff officer.

  • Comprehensive understanding of all phases of the FRTP and OFRP.

  • Familiarity with Fleet Training policy documents, including the FTC and Type Commander Training and Readiness manuals.

  • Understanding of the Fleet Training Command and Control (C2) structure.


***Current DoD Secret clearance REQUIRED. ***

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