Okinawa, Japan

MCI PAC Regional Exercise Analyst


III MEF is a permanently forward-deployed MEF in the United States (U.S.) Pacific Combatant Command (PACOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) with garrison activities located on Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC) installations.

III MEF and MCIPAC, as part of their mission sets, must be prepared to respond to multiple crises throughout the PACOM AOR from major combat operations to disaster response. Integrating contract advisory and assistance services to these entities has been effective in identifying and mitigating risks in employment and engagement of resources; planning, predicting and de-conflicting appropriate actions and events to reduce vulnerabilities and increase efficiencies; and assessing, analyzing, interpreting and learning from training and engagement planning and participation.

The contractor MCI PAC Regional Exercise Analyst shall provide Experimentation, War gaming, and Exercise Analysis.  Conduct research and analysis, then make recommendations to the MCIPAC Staff and MSCs in the execution of the COA War gaming step of the Marine Corps Planning Process.  Provide recommendation for the development, coordination, execution, and evaluation of MCIPAC exercises.

** This regional exercise analyst billet will be in Okinawa Japan


** Wage briefed during interview stage.

** Contract start date would be 1 November.

*** Mission Essential Determination IAW DODI 1100.22 and DODI 3020.41

  • These services HAVE been declared so essential that they must be continued during a crisis situation

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide recommendations for the design of military exercises through integration of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems, Joint and service level simulation systems, and the provision of Master Scenario Event Lists (MSEL) for USMC, Joint, and bilateral training exercises and events.
  2. Recommend the proper execution and the effective utilization of equipment and forces in the exercises necessary to reduce vulnerabilities, increase survivability, project lethality, and ensure mission effectiveness across the spectrum of conflict and conflict support.
  3. Provide analysis and recommendations throughout all phases of the exercise life cycle.
  4. Attend planning conferences, working groups, and site surveys in order to gather data, plan, and provide recommendations on the conduct of military exercises.
  5. Provide exercise scenarios, produce intelligence and operational products for the exercises, to include basic orders with annexes and appendices, for planners and METL based training and in accordance to Marine Corps Planning Process Doctrine.
  6. Develop exercise products that challenge exercise participants to make difficult and unexpected decisions.  Plans, reports, and documents shall enhance exercises that provide the participants with experience with real-world, challenging scenarios.
  7. Provide a detailed exercise After Action Report (AAR) that describes the strengths and weaknesses of the exercise and recommendations for improvement which shall hone leadership decision-making skills.
  8. Assist in the development of Exercise Improvement Plans to mitigate or remediate deficiencies identified during exercises.
  9. Deliverables will address current and emerging threats with the planning and execution of exercises and exercise close-outs. This shall include but is not limited to:  -Comprehensive training plan guidance that integrates MAGTF training at all levels according to commander’s guidance.  -Scenario development. -Playbooks and intelligence summary generation.  -Experimentation, wargame, and exercise in-briefing.  -Training of participants; conducting the experimentation, wargame, and exercise; and development of post-exercise briefings.
  10. Maintain, update, coordinate and publish the MCIPAC training and Exercise Program (MTEP), MCIPACO 3500.1 annually.
  11. Maintain, update, and coordinate the execution of the MCIPAC Training Exercise Employment Plan (TEEP).
  12. Provide the MCIPAC exercise input to MCIPAC’s annual events such as Commanders Conference, Installations Logistics Board, Marine Corps Installations Board, Senior Leader Seminar, etc.
  13. Support MCIPAC’s Bilateral (Japan) Integration Efforts, to include guard and protect and Installations Emergency Management (IEM) events such as Constant Vigilance.
  14. Coordinate MCIPAC’s major exercises, such as Keen Edge, Keen Sword, and Ulchi Freedom Guardian ICW exercise planning circle and ensure lessons learned are captured.
  15. Update and coordinate the publication of the MCIPAC Noncombatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) Plan and participate in all required NEO related events for MCIPAC.
  16. Participate in MCIPAC G-3/5 related events to include plan/order/document reviews when directed by high headquarters or MCIPAC G-3/5.
  17. Support for this task requires daily, on-site support.

Position Requirements/Certifications/Qualification:

  1. USMC formal schooling related to MAGTF Operations or other equivalent military education.
  2. Minimum 2 years of experience in Pacific Theater Plans & Exercises.
  3. 2 years of experience in exercise planning, preparation and coordination with adjacent components and HHQ Commands
  4. Ability to apply information in the applicable documents to advise in the design of an exercise construct that meets both Theater Security Cooperation and Training/Readiness Objectives.
  5. Ability to advise leadership on means to achieve the above objectives within a fiscally responsible exercise construct.


  1. Keen Edge planning conferences (IPC, MPC, FPC)
  2. Three 5-day TADs in support of exercise execution in mainland Japan.
  3. USFJ OPLAN/CONPLAN OPT participation, which will be three 5-day TADs in support of these OPT’s.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers to handle or feel and operate a computer, and to talk or hear.

Work Environment (ADA):

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Office environment
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • Location: Okinawa, Japan
  • Categories: Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

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