Higher command (HICOM) Support Team (HST)

at General Dynamics Information Technology in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Job Family: Training

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being rusted to deliver your best every day.

We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a HICOM Team Lead joining our team to support Army Reserve National Guard (ARNG) Mission Command Training Support Program (MCTSP) activities at various locations.

As a HICOM Team member supporting the ARNG Mission Command Training Support Program (MCTSP) you will be trusted to serve as a highly qualified senior Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for your Warfighting Function (WFF) and its part of replicating a Higher Command (HICOM), typically in the form of a Division, Corps, or Joint Force Headquarters, during constructive exercises. In this role, you are responsible for coordinating, developing, and executing deliverables and products to simulate a Division, Corps, or Joint Force Headquarters to achieve commander’s training objectives in multi-echeloned environments. A typical day will include:

+ Act as an advisor, mentor, and SME for Battalion, Brigade and Division Commanders and their staffs.

+ Provide observations for the conduct of After-Action Reviews (AAR) of Mission Training Complex (MTC) collective events.

+ Research and compile data and inputs from multiple sources to develop and replicate the desired operating environment (OE) to achieve the commander’s training objectives (i.e. development of orders, scenarios, and script writing).

+ Providing input and guidance to the HICOM Response Cell to accurately reflect multi-echeloned training events

+ Coach, teach, and mentor units during the conduct of Joint Event Life Cycle (JELC) to assist the commander in achieving training objectives. Provide on-site feedback to unit commanders and appropriate staff members in the form of informational discussions.

+ Prepares Final Exercise Reports (FER) that address the planning, preparation, and execution of each HICOM Support Team (HST) rotation.

+ Ensure the Government and contract guidelines, regulations, policies, and standards are compiled to safeguard personnel and GFE.

GDIT is looking four HSTs, each comprised of six personnel to enable the MCTSP to simultaneously support up to four large-scale multi-echelon exercises. Each HST will have SMEs teach, coach, and mentor in the six Warfighting Functions (WFF)-Movement & Maneuver (M2), Mission Command (MC), Intelligence, Fires, Sustainment, and Protection. SMEs that meet the preferred requirements, might qualify for HST Lead positions.


+ MS/MA degree, subject immaterial

+ 20 years of experience in the Army or ARNG

+ 6 years of combined staff experience within a WWF and served as a Brigade, Division, or Corps primary staff officer within that WWF

+ Battalion level command experience

+ MEL 4 or equivalent DoD schooling

+ 2 years experience utilizing the JELC in event/exercise planning

+ Experience in conducting large-scale Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) exercises

+ Army Unit Training Management (UTM) background and experience

+ Combat Training Center experience

+ Familiar in Army MCIS and training MC principles

+ Proficient with MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel and others)

+ Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Brigade and/or Division level command

+ MEL 1 or equivalent DoD schooling

+ A minimum of one year experience in the MCTSP or similar program

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40 (Will include non-standard work week)

Travel Required:

Yes (50-75%)

Work Location:


Additional Work Locations:

As required by ARNG Point of Need (PON) training


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This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Texas or Montana or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Job Posting: JC188421182

Posted On: Jul 23, 2021

Updated On: Nov 28, 2021