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Combat Plans Officer 

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The Combat Plans Officer is responsible for ensuring the entire planning effort is executed to support the exercise training objectives. This requires a comprehensive knowledge of CPD.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Coordinate with other AOC RC members to ensure all products are complete.
  • Ensure relevant SPINS are produced as required.
  • Coordinate space tasking order capabilities into combat planning. Coordinate with
    ATO production to attain a working ABP.
  • If necessary, provide air and space resource capabilities for estimating DMPI servicing
  • Coordinate with MAAP planner on briefing products to obtain approval prior to ATO
  • Develop and update a sortie flow plan for all assigned air component assets based on
    sustainable aircraft generation rates and utilization during a normal ATO period.
  • Review the provided AOD noting weights of effort, operational constraints and
    restraints, specified apportionment and any specific guidance governing the planning and
    execution of air and space operations during the particular ATO period. Modify the AOD as required to meet training audience objectives.
  • Work with ISR Planner to review collection requirements, including time and location,
    for upcoming ATO.
  • Support development of the MAAP for the particular ATO period considering the effects-based requirements, operational context and environment.
  • Provide complete, accurate, properly formatted, and timely inputs to theater battle management applications using standard ATO formats.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • In-depth understanding of current ATO Production and MAAP Planning doctrine and TTPs.
  • Understanding of the duties and functions of the ATO Production, MAAP Planner, and ATO Change personnel in theater warfare.
  • Familiarity with the duties and functions of the other Combat Plans Teams, to include TET and C2, with an understanding of current MAAP team duties and responsibilities.
    • Five (5) years as member of ATO Production or MAAP Planner (M), 1 year as Chief of ATO Production or Chief, Combat Plans (HD)

AOC Products/Processes/TTPs

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in employment TTPs of air and space weapons systems typically utilized by a Joint Air Component C/C to include manned and unmanned, kinetic and non-kinetic.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in database management and mission planning.
    • Five (5) years’ experience

AOC Systems

  • In-depth, current knowledge of TBMCS planning applications with emphasis on database management in TAP, EMR, MAAP Toolkit and follow-on versions. Expert knowledge of mission planning in TAP/EMR and MAAP Toolkit.
    • Five (5) years’ experience

AOC Exercises

  • Highly knowledgeable of AOC exercises and exercise constructs including Live, Virtual, Constructive and combinations.
  • Knowledge of MSEL process.
    • Participation in two or more AOC/Joint exercises at the NAF level or higher as Chief of ATO Production or MAAP Planner or Chief, Combat Plans (M). Expertise as an exercise designer / planner / director (HD)

Work Experience

  • NAF-level experience required; AFFOR, MAJCOM Staff experience desired.

Computer Experience

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro required.


  • 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: Secret security clearance required. Top Secret clearance preferred.

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-21-00034  
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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