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Air Battle Manager Plan, Integration, Observer, Coach, and Trainer SME 


The Air Battle Manager Contractor will have extensive knowledge of Theater Air Control System (TACS)/Army Air-Ground System (AAGS) at the JTF, Corps and Division levels and airspace command and control networks and capabilities.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • The ABM contractor will understand, integrate, coordinate and represent USAF control and integration capabilities of the Air Component during planning/execution cycles for major multi-echelon joint complex worldwide events each year.
  • Have extensive knowledge of Theater Air Control System (TACS)/Army Air-Ground System (AAGS) at the JTF, Corps and Division levels and airspace command and control networks and capabilities.
  • Coordinate processes, products, programs and people in support of ongoing joint events; integrate functional specialties represented in the AOC, JACCE, JAGIC, TACP, CRC, AWACS and JSTARS; write and integrate Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) story lines; and coordinate joint air ground integration networks on web-based knowledge management tools.
  • Be an Airpower Integration subject matter expert (SME) and facilitate high fidelity air ground integration supporting ongoing Joint Training Transformation Initiatives, Joint National Training Capabilities, Army exercises and events.
  • Fully understand exercise planning functions, speak to the systems used in the Theater Airspace and TACS/AAGS networks and have thorough knowledge of and application for the technical architectures required to make training scenarios and systems work in the training environment.
  • Work with senior Army and Air Force leaders, exercise directors, exercise planners from all echelons, exercise controllers and Soldiers and Airmen from the assigned training audience to coordinate for and provide effective air plans, execution and control for all counter-land operations.
  • Proficient with the AOC TBMCS and exercise planning tools currently being used in the operational environment.
  • Required to attend conferences to coordinate on exercise construct issues with joint exercise planners.
  • May be positioned forward with the training audience during event execution
  • Receive daily guidance from the acting CAP and CFACC and be able to articulate command intent.
  • This guidance will then be distributed to facilitate full Air Component integration.
  • Interaction with General Officers on a regular basis will be required.
  • During the planning process the ABM/SME will work with exercise planners for realistic and accurate presentation and integration of airspace integration and effects contributing to the scenario, if necessary.
    • Items to review will be typical air component products. The ABM/SME will contribute airspace-related oversight, processes and inputs to the development of exercise objectives for approval and training objectives for the training audience.
  • The ABM contractor will 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 airspace integration issues with MCTP and 505 CTS exercise planners.
  • During execution the ABM/SME will advise, communicate and coordinate to update air component products, as needed to integrate airspace effects and doctrinally correct procedures; articulate all aspects of airspace support through products and processes available to GOs, HQEs and senior leadership, including JFC's responsibility for the Airspace Control Authority (ACA).
  • Provide inputs and answers related to the ACA's support role; provide airspace inputs to senior leaders in HICOM and JFC staffs to enhance capabilities of aligned joint and coalition airspace integration requirements.
  • Interface and inform air component-related Joint Boards, including the Joint Targeting Coordination Board (JTCB) when airspace constraints and effects could be beneficial or detrimental to operations.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
Position Requirements


  • Six (6) years ABM experience is required, three (3) years AOC, CRC, AWACS, JSTARS experience is desired; ASOG, ASOS experience as operations, planner, instructor, mentor while assigned to an AOC, ASOG, ASOS is preferred.
  • One (1) year as AWACS/JSTARS, CRC Senior Controller required.
  • Three (3) years ABM experience in AOC, ASOC/JAGIC or TACP as operations or plans officer.
  • Three (3) years ABM, AOC, ASOC/JAGIC or TACP experience with Air Force TBMCS and Army Mission Command Systems.
  • Participation in two or more AOC/ASOC/TACP Joint exercises as plans or operations officer or as ASOC/JAGIC/TACP representative.
  • ASOG/ASOS-level Air Battle Mgr 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 TRA-20-00001  
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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