Personnel Recovery Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Ft Leavnwrth, KS
Jul 14, 2017
Aug 24, 2017
Human Resources
Full Time
GDIT is looking for a candidate to support the Personnel Recovery Proponent Office with direct support to Personnel Recovery (PR) Doctrine and Training Support. Direct responsibilities for the PR Doctrine and Training Support include the supervision of personnel whose duties include, but are not limited to the following:


(1) Ensure personnel recovery preparation efforts keep pace with changes in the global operating environment and that personnel recovery education and training prepares commanders and staff, operational forces, and individual personnel for personnel recovery across the range of military operations.

(2) Support the development of joint personnel recovery-related doctrine tactics, techniques, and procedures and other guidance necessary to address the requirements of the Combatant Commanders.

(3) Execute force management responsibilities (requirements definition, force development, combat developments, doctrine developments, training developments, material developments, leader development, personnel development, and facilities development) relative to DOTMLPF-P for their particular function and branches.

(4) Ensure personnel, including commanders and their staffs, are organized, trained, and equipped to support personnel recovery and Code of Conduct (CoC) in accordance with Executive Order 10631 and DoDI O-3002.05.

(5) Ensure sufficient personnel recovery capabilities are developed, programmed, and budgeted to meet Military Department and USSOCOM personnel recovery requirements.

(6) Ensure PR is integrated into all doctrinal publications and in all branches.

(7) Serve as the Army lead for Service reviews of Joint and other service PR publications as required (JP 3-50, AJP 3-50, ALSA Pubs)

(8) Ensure all information related to isolated personnel and the circumstances surrounding the isolation event is collected, retained, and preserved in order to plan future personnel recovery operations, support reintegration efforts, provide data analysis of PR histories, and to assist future accounting efforts.

(9) Support the Joint Personnel Recovery Agency’s (JPRA) PR lesson learned responsibilities to ensure the collection of all significant PR related data to provide accurate, thorough, and objective accounts of circumstances surrounding the isolation of DoD personnel.

(10) Contribute current operational and historical PR-related data to the central historical repository and archive and reference library managed by JPRA.

(11) Train Service personnel to the levels required by the Commanders of the Combatant Commands before deployment to personnel to the theater.

(12) Train all personnel in the applicable level of CoC training as identified by the Commanders of the Combatant Command.

(13) Validate and accredit all Service CoC training and ensure it conforms with the policies in DoDI O-3002.05 and TR 350-70.

(14) Use existing Military Service inspection programs to evaluate CoC training programs related to CoC to ensure that they meet the requirements DoDI O-3002.05 establishes. Ensure that the Military Services provide inspection results to the Defense Prisoner of War Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) and the JPRA within 30 days of the close of each calendar year.

(15) Establish and maintain a PR collection plan for observations, insights, and lessons learned (OIL). Analyze OIL to determine applicable PR lessons, expedite dissemination of releasable PR information, and publish PR lessons learned.

(16) Develop, implement, and continually update based on lessons learned, input from the field, and other subject matter experts’ input, appropriate training programs for PR.

(17) Manage, analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate learning products for the institutional, operational, and self-development Army learning domains. Validate learning programs, products, and materials for efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy, and support of unit needs; conducts evaluations and develops reports on instructor/facilitator certifications.

Education Bachelors Degree in a related business or technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training, or work/military experience.

Qualifications Requires 8-10 years of experience.


Familiar with CJCSI 3270.01B, DoDD 3002.01, DoDI O-3002.05, JP 3-50, FM 3-50, AR 5-22, AR 11-33, AR 525-28, TR 25- 36, and TR 350-70 and its supporting pamphlets.


Personnel Recovery SME:

      Served in an Army PR related billet within the past 3 years.Graduated from the Army SERE level-C course (or Sister Service equivalent). Joint Personnel Recovery Agency courses are not equivalent.Experience conducting PR operations as a Brigade Personnel Recovery Officer or in a Personnel Recovery Section/Cell at Division through Army Subordinate Component Command. In lieu of experience, completion of the Army Tactical Operations Officer/Aircrew Mission Survivability Officer course is an acceptable alternative.Experience conducting post-isolation reintegration and debriefing operations in support of recovered personnel.
Secret Clearance Required 


Preferred Qualifications:

  •  A Master's of Education
  • Graduate of a military or civilian service school equivalent to the Sergeant Majors Academy and/or the Command and General Staff College (MEL 4).Job: National Security and DefensePrimary Location: United States-Kansas-LeavenworthTravel: Yes, 30 % of the TimeNearest Major Market: Kansas CityJob Segment: Technical Services
As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.