Combat Plans Officer

Job Locations US
Regular Full-Time
Posted Date
2 months ago(3/22/2023 11:11 AM)


Position Title: Combat Plans Officer

Work Location: Hurlburt AFB, FL

Position Type: Full Time

Minimum Clearance: Active TS/SCI Clearance


The Program and Team:  USAF - Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)


Combat Plans Officer Roles and Responsibilities:

  • The SME must know the details of doctrinal AOC combat plans cell processes to ensure the entire AOC RC and white force planning effort is executed to support the exercise training objectives. This requires a comprehensive knowledge of CPD. The combat plans SME will coordinate with other AOC RC and white force members to ensure all products are complete. Will address the following as required by training audience needs and replication/white cell participation by external or internal audiences.
  • SME will ensure relevant SPINS are produced as required.
  • SME will coordinate space tasking order capabilities into combat planning. Coordinate with ATO production to attain a working ABP.
  • SME will provide air and space resource capabilities for estimating DMPI servicing capability.
  • Coordinate with MAAP planner on briefing products to obtain C/JFACC or CCO approval prior to ATO production.
  • SME will develop and update a sortie flow plan for all replicated air component assets based on sustainable aircraft generation rates and utilization during a normal ATO period. Sustainable generation and utilization rates should be based on AF historical trends and be agreed to, and communicated to, the white force during the pre-exercise planning events.
  • SME will review the AOD noting weights of effort, operational constraints and restraints, specified apportionment, and any specific guidance governing the planning and execution of air and space operations during the particular ATO period.
  • SME will work with ISR cell to review collection requirements, including time and location, for upcoming ATO.
  • SME will develop the Master Air Attack Plan (MAAP) for the particular ATO period considering the effects-based requirements, operational context, environment, and training and exercise objectives.
  • SME will provide complete, accurate, properly formatted and timely inputs to theater battle management applications using standard ATO formats.


Combat Plans Officer Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA’s):

  • Must possess Active Secret Clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • NAF-level experience required; AFFOR, MAJCOM Staff experience desired

  • Must have 5 years as member of ATO Production or MAAP Planner (M), 1 year as Chief of ATO Production or Chief, Combat Plans (HD)

  • Knowledgeable and proficient in employment TTPs of air and space weapons systems typically utilized by a Joint Air Component C/C to include manned and unmanned, kinetic and non-kinetic. Knowledgeable and proficient in database management and mission planning.

  • In-depth, current knowledge of TBMCS planning applications with emphasis on database management in TAP, EMR, MAAP Toolkit and follow on versions. Expert knowledge of mission planning in TAP/EMR and MAAP Toolkit

  • Must have participation in two or more AOC/Joint exercises at the NAF level or higher as Chief of ATO Production or MAAP Planner or Chief, Combat Plans (M). Expertise as an exercise designer / planner / director (HD)

  • Highly knowledgeable of AOC exercises and exercise constructs including Live, Virtual, Constructive and combinations. Knowledge of MSEL process.


  • In-depth, understanding of current ATO Production and MAAP Planning doctrine and TTPs. Understanding of the duties and functions of the ATO Production, MAAP Planner, and ATO Change personnel in theater warfare. Familiarity with the duties and functions of the other Combat Plans Teams, to include TET and C2, with an understanding of current MAAP team duties and responsibilities.


EOE: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/ national origin/disability


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