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Navy F/A-18E/F Subject Matter Expert

Job ID: 2112361
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 13, 2021
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Military Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for an experienced U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F pilot or WSO to provide advanced, high-level training in TACAIR employment to Carrier Strike Groups and other Naval forces.  This position is for someone who is passionate about tactical training and ensuring our Naval Forces are fully trained and ready for deployment. Work is in support of war games and integrated fleet training.

Place of performance is San Diego, CA, with occasional travel to Fleet Concentration Areas. 

Specific responsibilities include:

•           Development of advanced war game scenarios to support training to Navy warfare commanders and staffs in TACAIR employment, to include aircraft carrier operations, strike warfare (both land and maritime), integrated air defense, joint integration, and other TACAIR missions and planning factors

•           Facilitation of war game execution and accomplishment of training objectives by managing strike warfare scenario aspects, role-playing and coordinating TACAIR elements as required, and responding to training audience actions as needed to manage scenario play

•           Facilitation of student planning efforts in strike warfare aspects of war game scenarios and being prepared to provide academic briefs and other instruction in F/A-18 employment

•           Liaison with Navy and Joint centers of excellence, and provide SME support to program in latest USN doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures for TACAIR employment


Required Education and Experience: 

•           Bachelors and ten (10) years or more of related experience

•           Active Secret clearance

•           Thorough knowledge of F/A-18E/F capabilities and limitations, systems, and tactical employment

•           10 years of experience in planning, implementation and execution of Naval strike fighter tactics and employment. Thorough understanding of C2 and coordination requirements between aircraft, TACAIR components, warfare commanders, naval units, and joint components.

•           Experience developing comprehensive training scenarios

Desired Qualifications:

•           Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor designation

•           Experience with distributed training initiatives, such as Navy Fleet Synthetic Training or Navy Aviation Distributed Training

•           Experience with Live-Virtual-Constructive training initiatives


COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. Full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work onsite at an SAIC location. If applicable, prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer requirements which may include mandatory vaccination, mandatory attestation regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory weekly or bi-weekly testing.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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