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Iran and Middle East Functional SME 

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The Iran and Middle East Functional SME will assist in developing, fact-finding and providing advice, opinions, and recommendations on: the national security strategy development and execution process by Combatant Commands, the Military Services, Allies/Coalition members, and the interagency community.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Developing, coordinating, and advising on the implementation of policies to provide air, space, and cyberspace power expertise supporting the CSAF, AF/A3 and Numbered Air Force (NAF) Air Component Commander and Staffs, focused on the near-term time horizon (0-24 months) and current operational challenges.
  • Strategic and operational concept development with particular attention to air, space and cyber power, the use of war gaming techniques to effect transformation of the Air Force, and the design, development and execution of strategic and operational war games, related seminars and workshops.
  • Advise the Joint Staff (JS) and Combatant Commanders (CCDRs) during operational planning and analysis in order to provide optimal recommendations for the employment of AF capabilities against operational challenges associated with Iran.
  • Recommend the actions necessary to support a variety of major missions and operational plans associated with Iran and the Middle East.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Ten (10) years of combined federal [DoD or Department of State (DoS)] experience with five (5) years total experience at MAJCOM, HAF or JS/CCMD J2/3/5/8.
  • Shall possess multiple in-country experience working Iranian and Middle Eastern Pol-Mil issues with allies or partner nations in one or more of the following fields - Security Cooperation, Defense Policy, Alliance Management, Ministry of Defense or Joint Staff Liaison, Force Development or Burden Sharing.


  • Master’s degree (MA) or Doctorate (PhD).

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Shall have attendance and/or course completion certification and/or work experience in Iranian Security Studies.

Other Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Air Staff and Joint administrative and operations instructions/procedures and be able to address programming, planning, budgeting, policy, and warfighting operational implications.
  • 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: Top Secret with SCI and SAP/SAR.

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-20-00045  
Location Washington, DC  
About the Organization Here at Sawdey Solution Services, Inc., an ISO 9001-14001 certified and CMMI-SVC v1.3 Level 3 appraised corporate headquarters, we have built a nationwide and global footprint by providing innovative, cross-disciplined professional services, engineering, and cyber solutions to Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Agencies, and commercial customers. Operating successfully since 2001, we are a Woman Owned/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (WOSB/SDVOSB). Our mission is to provide employees with the best experience in a people focused, continuous process improvement environment. We are extremely proud of the culture we have created and encourage all prospective applicants to take a look at what other applicants and employees are saying about us:

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What We Offer:
Whether you are a transitioning service member or are an experienced government contracting professional, Sawdey Solution Services, Inc. offers a strong benefits package that extends beyond compensation. In addition to our healthcare plans, we also have benefits that encourage work/life balance, support your retirement goals, and aid in achieving not only your career goals, but your educational and training goals as well.

Don't just take our word (and others' words) for it… We invite you to come experience the Sawdey difference for yourself!

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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