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Senior Irregular Warfare Straegic Planner
National Capital Region

The Hoplite Group is seeking to hire a Senior Irregular Warfare Strategic Planner at the Pentagon, to support the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (OASD SO/LIC) OASD SO/LIC’s responsibilities to provide the overall supervision (including oversight of policy and resources) of special operations activities.



The Senior Irregular Warfare Strategic Planner will provide Special Operations and Irregular Warfare (SO&IW) staff and SOLIC leadership with technical advice on Congress’ support for, interest in, and concerns regarding Special Operations (SO) man, train, equip issues. Provide SO&IW analysis of SO-personnel authorities, related legislative proposals, congressional marks up, and appeals. Provide technical support for development or processing of any SO-related Congressional hearings, reports, briefings and requests for information.  Assist in drafting Congressional testimony for Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) Annual Posture Statement. Provide SO&IW written advice and analysis of USSOCOM Commander’s congressional testimonies, talking points, and engagement plans. Provide technical support to SO&IW liaison to OSD/Legislative Affairs, Congress, and budget meetings. Provide SME technical support, analysis, assist in the review, develop recommendations and edits of President’s Budget (PB) justification exhibits and related briefings. Develop analysis recommendations for the PB strategy briefings and budget rollout for the ASD-SO/LIC. Assist in development, review, and monitoring of reprogramming actions, budget related conferences, and mid-year execution review.



Minimum 8 years of combined OSD, Joint Staff, USSOCOM, or Service level policy, programs, and force management experience

Minimum 5 years of combined Joint, Combined, Interagency, and Regional experience working military operations, to include strategic and operational levels in joint, combined, and interagency environments

Minimum 4 years of experience in deliberate and crisis action planning at the operational or strategic level to include expert knowledge of the Joint Operational Plans and Execution System procedures.

Minimum 3 years of experience leading or participating in integrated process teams or joint planning groups at the operational or strategic levels

Ability to interface with senior level management

Demonstrated excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to provide technical support and advice


Graduate of Senior Service College or equivalent Senior Service Fellowship Program

Graduate of Joint Advanced Warfighting School (JAWS), School of Advanced Military Studies; (SAMS), School of Advanced Air and Space Studies (SAASS), Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS), School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW), or equivalent



Active DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility



Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in any field of study

Preferred: Master’s degree from an accredited university in any field of study



Travel may be required, CONUS/OCONUS. 

Normal Duty Hours – Monday-Friday, 0730-1630.

Mission may require extended shifts or weekend work.

Alternative Work Location/Telework may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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