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Senior Strategic Planner 

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This effort supports USARCENT Operational Sustainment and USARCENT G-5, Strategic Plans and Policy, on all matters pertaining to planning, theater strategy, and policy in the USCENTCOM AOR.

Additional Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited To:

  • Provide subject matter experts (SME) for operational planning in support of full spectrum operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) coordinating requirements, sourcing, and strategic movement of Army units for operations in the USCENTCOM AOR.
  • Analyze DoD and Department of the Army (DA) guidance, directives, and plans to assist with developing, presenting, and executing supporting plans.
  • Assist with forecasting long-term resource requirements in support of the USARCENT Campaign Plan and long-term operational strategy.
  • Synchronize various planning functions within the USARCENT G-5 Strategic Plans and Policy, and coordinate with all affected staff organizations and subordinate unit commands.
  • Maintain situational and operational awareness in order to provide recommendations and technical expertise in the development of future plans and policy related efforts.
  • Attend and monitor various battle rhythm meetings and briefs to inform and support planning efforts.
  • Assist with developing and updating Level I (Commander’s Estimate) thru Level IV OPLANs.
  • Review plans to ensure they are comprehensive and are in compliance with directives and guidance from HQDA, USCENTCOM, and the Commander of USARCENT in achieving operational objectives, and provide recommendations for updates.
  • Coordinate with USCENTCOM and component plans directorates to help ensure plans are nested with the planning efforts of higher and adjacent headquarters within the USCENTCOM area of operations.
  • Review current situation, assess national and theater strategy, and review national and international security considerations for the CENTCOM AOR from an ASCC perspective to provide analysis and recommendations for theater posturing.
  • Assist the Plans Branch in developing staff estimates and courses of actions for OPLANs and policy that support the geographic Combatant Commander’s theater strategy, campaign plans, OPLANs and OPORDs.
  • Assist the Plans Branch in developing OPLANs for mobilization and deployment.
  • Review and provide analysis, comments, and summation of the Unified Command Plan, Contingency Planning Guidance, and Defense Planning Guidance and the Joint Service Capabilities Plan (JSCP).
  • Participate and collaborate in joint operations planning to develop campaign plans, OPLANs, and OPORDs for the Geographic Commander.
  • Assist with developing ASCC support OPLANs and CONPLANs.
  • Combine plans of other staff elements into a single integrated planning document that will be staffed for review and approval.
  • Coordinate ASCC plans with higher and adjacent commands.
  • Review higher headquarters policies and publications for impact on campaigns or major operations.
  • Assist with proposal development, if necessary.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • Shall have a minimum of two (2) years of experience with the MDMP.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of combined experience in operational and strategic level planning, with a minimum of two (2) years of experience within the USCENTCOM AOR managing, planning, programming, supervising, and executing Plans at the theater army level along all warfighting functions.

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.
  • Meet the experience, educational, or other background requirements in accordance with the position descriptions in this PWS and shall be fully capable of performing in an efficient, reliable, and professional manner.

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 January 18, 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.

Security Clearance: Top Secret (TS) SCI security clearance required.

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-21-00054  
Location Shaw AFB, SC  
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.

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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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