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Senior Offensive Duty Officer (SODO) 

Category Other  

The Senior Offensive Duty Officer (SODO) will provide support to the 505 Combat Training Squadron (CTS) Air Operations Center (AOC) Response Cell (RC).

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • May need to replicate one or all positions as appropriate during exercise execution.
  • Must know the details of each position they are responsible for: CASDO, INTDO, BDO, CSAR, TST, EW/SEAD, tanker and IO.
  • Understand the rest of the AOC positions supported by the AOC RC.
  • Ensure timely and effective use of assigned assets.
  • Manage/monitor assets and assesses how changes/deviations affect the ATO.
  • When changes are required, the SME researches available options and makes necessary adjustments.
  • Ensure that any change to mission tasking is coordinated with affected duty officers/technicians, controlling agencies and ICCs. Receive and process ASRs.
  • Provide operational expertise concerning the loss/degradation of capability, tactics, threat areas and use of assets.
  • May be required to attend planning conferences as the AOC RC representative.
  • May be tasked as the LNO at forward exercise locations to support the AOC RC.
  • Monitor MSEL injects during exercise execution and coordinates with the Joint Exercise Control Group (JECG) when necessary to ensure training objectives are met.
  • If necessary, coordinates modification of the ATO/ACO products to ensure mission success.
  • Work closely with the PCF to ensure seamless and transparent replication of Air assets the training audience during exercise execution.
  • Ability to plan, to organize, and to negotiate effectively with junior or senior analysts and management to accept and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, ability to negotiate complex issues, and to maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to manage a project to keep it on timeline and cost.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • In-depth, understanding of current airpower capabilities, doctrine and TTPs. Understanding of current AOC CCO/SODO team duties with emphasis on Dynamic Targeting Processes. Ability to use the AOD to evaluate the ATO in progress to ensure that all preplanned and immediate taskings are attainable and remain compatible with the current tactical situation. Familiarity with the duties and functions of the CCO, SADO, SIDO and subordinate Offensive duty officers.
  • Five (5) years’ experience minimum, broken down as follows:
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ progressive AOC experience working as a Combat Operations Duty Officer (examples— FDO, SEAD DO, TCT Chief, Interdiction DO, CAS DO) and culminating as SODO or CCO.
  • Minimum of two (2) years as Offensive Operations Team Mentor, Offensive Operations White Cell member or AOC Combat Ops Instructor.
  • Understanding of AOD and ATO, form, functions and planning methodology with emphasis on the development of AOD, MAAP, ATO, SPINS, ACO and the ATO/ACO change processes.
  • Five (5) years’ experience working with AOD, ATO, ACO and SPINS.
  • In-depth knowledge of TBMCS planning and execution applications with emphasis on C2PC, JADOCS, ESTAT and mIRC; or NATO equivalent tools for operational mission monitoring, assessment and coordination. Familiarity with COP, RAAP and TAAP applications. Familiarity with airspace planning and de-confliction applications. Familiarity with Air Force, joint and combined surveillance and command and control systems and capabilities.
  • Five (5) years’ total experience working with operational level Air Power Command and Control Systems (US or allied).
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with TBMCS 1.1 or 1.2.
  • Knowledge of AOC exercises and exercise constructs including Live, Virtual, Constructive and combinations. Knowledge of MSEL processes. Understand the capabilities and limitations of AWSIM and PTT for the doctrinally correct presentation of airpower.
  • Participation in a minimum of five (5) AOC exercises or large-scale AOC experiments or Joint training events employing over 250 simulated airpower sorties per day in any of the following duty positions: CCO, SODO, SODO Mentor, or AOC white cell/Replication cell working with an AOC Offensive Operations cell.
  • Experience as an exercise designer/planner /director.
  • Skill in designing and conducting comprehensive studies and preparing solutions to resolve substantive problems and issues of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a major program. Ability to plan, to organize, and to negotiate effectively with junior or senior analysts and management to accept and implement recommendations, where proposals involve substantial resources, and require extensive changes in established concepts and procedures. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, ability to negotiate complex issues, and to maintain good working relationships. Ability to manage a project to keep it on timeline and cost.
  • Two (2) years’ experience supporting the planning and development of exercises OR operational experiments.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft after-action and/or operational assessment reports.
  • Demonstrated ability using project management tools (i.e. Microsoft Project or Bamboo Project Management Suite) in support of over-all project management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of how to export TBMCS products to Excel and a how to use Excel to conduct complex sorting and advanced filtering. Knowledge of how to draft and publish Word documents with internal references (i.e. Table of Contents, Footnotes, comments and mark-up). Knowledge of how to embed video files in Power Point. Understanding of how to upload and manage files in a SharePoint architecture.
  • Three (3) years’ experience with MS Office 2007 or higher.
  • One (1) year experience working with SharePoint 2007 or higher.
  • Academic record of Microsoft Office training.
  • NAF-level experience required; AFFOR, MAJCOM Staff experience desired.
  • Must have strike experience and be proficient in the Falconer Weapon System and a Subject Matter Expert in the use of all common tools used on an AOC Ops floor.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree 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: Top Secret security clearance required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • Pursuant to Executive Order 14042, you must be able to meet the workplace safety protocol standards which require all federal contractors and subcontractors to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021.
    • If you cannot meet these protocols, you must submit for a legal accommodation due to a disability (which would include medical conditions) or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Approval of legal accommodations is not guaranteed.

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-21-00001  
Location Hurlburt Field, FL  
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 We are a Disabled-Veterans-41 CFR 60 1.4, Equal Opportunity Employer. Devoted to creating a diverse and friendly workplace, we do 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. Our goals and beliefs are that diverse backgrounds and experiences empower and enable us to offer our customers an unmatched level of service. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply!  
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