Responsibilities & Duties
Each MTA Indirect Fire Trainer will be responsible for training 60mm, 82mm, and 120mm mortars. Training will be conducted in accordance with provided programs of instruction for ANA/ANP personnel operating in a counter-insurgency environment. Indirect Fire Trainers will be asked to provide feedback to their assigned Team lead regarding course content in an effort to keep current tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP).
- Conducts training, practical exercises, and assists in evaluations of student performance.
- Performs as observer/controller for military exercises.
- Develops updates; organizes lesson plans and materials as required.
- Develops new training materials and revises existing classes as required.
- Provides safety assessments.
- Provides training in operator-level field maintenance procedures for ANA/ANP assigned indirect fire weapons (60mm/ 82mm/120mm mortars)
- Provides day and night familiarization firing on all U.S. and foreign weapons indirect fire weapons.
Recent operational experience in Afghanistan or Iraq
Working knowledge (knowledge adequate for practical use) of Microsoft Suite Applications
Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
Former U.S. Army or Marine Corps Artillery or Mortar officer, warrant officer, or NCO with experience in indirect fire instruction and operation.
At least one active duty deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan between 2001 and 2015.
Experience in live fire range training and safety operations with indirect fire systems.
Able to operate and instruct on the Call for Fire Trainer system.
Experience in teaching direct lay and adjust fire with indirect fire weapons systems.
Experience in coordination and scheduling of internal and external trainers.
Experience as an Observer and Controller during a live fire training exercise.
Experience writing evaluations on the professional effectiveness of each period of instruction.
Experience analyzing training requirements and developing Programs of Instruction.
Experience designing and developing various indirect fire weapons and tactics course schedules.
Experience designing and managing instructor development programs and instructor rating forms.
Experience designing, developing, and producing instructor and student course handouts.
Able to supervise and develop ANDSF cadre.
Supervisory experience of field training and assignment of duties to range support teams.
Experience as the coordinator for training support.
Experience and ability to develop Mission Essential Task Lists.
Experience and ability to develop mission training plans.
Ability to develop ANA/ANP instructors in instructional training and development techniques.
Ability to work with external agencies to support training.Experience as a military instructor as required.
Knowledgeable with Infantry and basic Soldier related skills, tasks, and drills.
Position requires attendance at the CONUS Replacement Center at Fort Bliss, TX.
Applicants selected for this position will require an active US secret clearance and background screening. Applicants selected for a security clearance will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirement for access to classified information. Applicants must pass CENTCOM medical, dental and other CRC-related deployment requirements and be in possession of a current US Passport (with further eligibility to receive – if not already in possession of – a current Afghanistan visa).
Relevant experience training ANSF (Afghan National Security Forces) as contractor or while on active duty.