Mission Command Senior Program Analyst
Full Time
Arlington, Virginia, United States -

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Mission Command Senior Program Analyst

Position Description: Thompson Gray is seeking a qualified Senior Analyst to support the Headquarters Department of the Army, G-8, Force Development Mission Command FDC as a Staff Synchronization Officer SSO. FDC SSOs shall have operational experience in Army tactical units that employ Battle Command Transport Applications including Satellite Network Operations, Battle Command Network Applications, Defense Business Systems, and Battle Command Service Applications and understand tactics, techniques and procedures associated with Army command, control, and communications systems and expertise to FDC specific program to be supported. FDC specific programs can include but are not limited to Communications Security COMSEC Modernization, network transport, Satellite Database Operations, Common Operating Environment COE and integration, Integrated Personnel and Pay system IPPS-A, Home Station Mission Command Centers HSMCC, Cyber Operations, Global Force Information Management, Reserve Component Automation System RCAS, Power Generation and Environmental Controls, Home Station Mission Command Centers HSMCC, Cyber Operations, Global Force Information Management, Reserve Component Automation System RCAS, Power Generation and Environmental Controls, SATCOM, and Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program I3MP. The Force Development Directorate FD requires an interdisciplinary skill set of PPBE, DOD acquisition processes and procedures DoDI 5000.2 as well as expertise with materiel and /or force structure requirements development and validation JCIDS. The mix of these skills will vary at echelons of command. Force Development experience is obtained by applying force development skills across the domains of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Education, Personnel and Facilities DOTML-PF in a fiscally constrained environment. Examples of force development experience range from programming materiel and force structure requirements at the highest Army echelons such as HQDA, down to integrating new equipment into units at battalion levels.

Senior Analyst will:

  • Perform work in conjunction with the government task lead, brief senior leaders to include two- and three-star generals, and Senior Executive Service SES members.
  • Analyze and evaluate fiscal resources and requirements throughout the Program Objective Memorandum POM for the Equipping Program Evaluation Group EE PEG.
  • Evaluate impact to equipping resulting from current Army POM and EE PEG positions.
  • Support efforts associated with developing and maintaining an equipping strategy that identifies modernization gaps, sustainment challenges, & impacts to future readiness
  • Areas of emphasis include:
    • HQDA, DCS G-8 Hardware Division Engagement Strategy
    • Cross PEG Analysis to capture DOTMLPF-P synchronization challenges
    • National Guard & Reserve Equipment Report
    • Congressional Inquiries & Testimony Preparation
    • Army & Army Reserve Equipment Modernization Strategy
    • National Guard & Reserve Equipment Appropriation Procurement Plan
    • Equipment Life Cycle Logistics Strategy
    • AUSA & Industry Partner Engagement Strategy
    • DoDI 1225.06 Policy & Requirements to include equipment payback plans & Transparency
    • Army Reserve 1-N Equipment Modernization List Priorities


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in equivalent discipline.
  • Candidate will have a minimum of eight 8 years of experience and expertise in Force Development duties defined as: Budgeting: POM/PPBES, Requirements: JCIDS, ONS, CDD's etc, and Defense Acquisition System/Program Management, three 3 of which must be direct HQDA Staff or equivalent. Experience may be obtained at varying levels of Army organizations but candidates should have experience at most senior levels of the Army such as HQDA, MACOMs, or Army Service Component Commands.
  • Experience at the Division Staff level or above.
  • Must be able to work within a team environment, as well as independently
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with team members, government personnel, and senior Army leadership
  • Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task/manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience working with and support the highest of senior leadership members is required
  • This is a high visibility position – professionalism and confidentiality of sensitive matters is required
  • This position requires a current DoD SECRET security clearance
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information