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Air Force Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Liaison Subject Matter Expert (SME) 


The ISRLO contractor will be an Air Force Intelligence Subject Matter Expert (SME). The SME will develop and maintain operational and tactical level, intelligence integration and target collection processes and strategic planning/execution products in support of the Air Force Intelligence (AFI) requirements and tasks.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Lead the intelligence integration and planning effort in the development of all intelligence functions integral to JTF, CJFLCC, Corps, and division events and be responsible for the development and articulation of operational/tactical-level intelligence guidance defined by and synchronized with the Air Operations Directive (AOD).
  • Propose and integrate intelligence related plans and processes to the CFACC and CFC as appropriate, coordinate with the AOC/ISRD to synchronize the collection and targeting effort in support of five (5)  major events each year.
  • Build the production of collection plans and processes, will Observe Teach/Train Army and Air Force G-2 Collection Intel Integration teams and often work as the unit leader for Air Force intelligence functions and mission capabilities that support the interaction with multi-echelon (JTF – Division) training audiences.
  • Interface with Joint Collection Boards and Joint Targeting Coordination Boards to assure and represent the CFACC’s intent for collection and targeting priorities.
  • Be proficient with the tactical and strategy intelligence collection and reporting tools currently being used in the operational environment as well as TBMCS.
  • Attend conferences coordinate on collection and targeting issues with joint exercise planners.
  • May be positioned forward with the training audience during event execution to represent AFI to training audiences.
  • Articulate all aspects of the Joint Operation Planning Process (JOPP), Joint Operation Planning Process – Air (JOPP-A) and AOC/ISRD processes to the senior Army and AF leadership forward.
  • This guidance will then be distributed to facilitate intel collection and reporting that feeds the targeting input to Strat, TET, MAAP and ATO production/execution processes.
  • Interaction with General Officers on a regular basis will be required.
  • Work with Army and Air Force exercise planners for doctrinally correct, realistic and accurate replication, presentation and integration of airpower intelligence collection, reporting and effects contributing to the scenario.
    • Items to review will be typical air component products for major (multi-echelon) MCTP WFXs. Contribute airpower-related oversight, processes and inputs to support and accomplish designated training objectives for the training audience.
  • Review Operation Order Annexes as required and provide changes/inputs if necessary.
  • Contribute to storylines and events when required to fully exercise training objectives to be evaluated.
  • Other planning tasks include attending Initial, Mid, and Final Exercise Planning (IEP, MEP, FEP) conferences, when needed, and other key meetings to advise and coordinate scenario development and operational/tactical level intelligence integration issues with exercise planners.
  • Advise, communicate and coordinate to update air component products, as needed to integrate airpower effects and doctrinally correct procedures; articulate all aspects of airpower support and effects through intelligence related products and processes available to GOs, HQEs, HICOM and senior leadership.
  • Provide inputs and answers related to airpower capabilities and limitation in both the supporting and supported role.
  • Provide airpower inputs to senior leaders in HICOM and JFC staffs to enhance capabilities of aligned joint and coalition airpower integration requirements.
  • Interface and inform air component-related Joint Boards, including the Joint Targeting Coordination Board (JTCB) regarding airpower capabilities, constraints and effects and how Air Force intelligence can influence operations.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
Position Requirements


  • Three (3) years as AOC/ISRD or ISRLO operational-level planner, mentor or instructor.
  • Once (1) Year as AOC ISRD Chief and/or Strategy Plans Chief and/or ASOG/ASOS ISRLO.
  • Three (3) years of experience working with AOC/ISRD and/or Corps or Div level AF ISRLO duty with G-2 battle staff.
  • Three (3) years AOC, ASOC/JAGIC or TACP experience with Air Force TBMCS and Army Theater Battle Mission Command Systems (TBMCS).
  • Participation in two or more AOC/Joint exercises as AOC/ISRD or ISRLO and/or ISRD Plans Officer/LNO at Corps/Div; Intel observer, coach, trainer, mentor or participation as Intel Officer as part of an AOC white or replication cell.
  • Experience as an Intel exercise designer / planner required.
  • Corps/Div ISRLO experience required; AFFOR, MAJCOM Staff experience desired.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Intermediate Level Education (PME) in-residence preferred.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with customer and fulfill all duties and responsibilities as listed in the contract.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office suite including, but not limited to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Security Clearance: Secret security clearance required. Top Secret security clearance preferred.

US Citizenship: This position supports a U.S. Government Contract whose terms require Sawdey Solution Services to staff it only with U.S. Citizens.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Req Number OTH-20-00003  
Location Fort Leavenworth, KS  
About the Organization Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., with an ISO 9001/ISO 14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v1.3 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, has built a nationwide and global footprint providing innovative cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.  
EOE Statement Sawdey Solution Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4 and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, physical or mental disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, or veteran status.  

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