Raytheon Technologies Information Operations (IO) Planner in Hohenfels, Germany
The Information Operations (IO) Planner will provide IO effects to NATO training exercises at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC). The JMRC requires the capability to plan, integrate, and synchronize information-related capabilities to stimulate training in support of Information Operations at brigade (BCT) and division (DIV) level. The IO Planner may also support some tactical and operational level training goals. The IO Planner will provide subject matter expertise to the training audience in order to enhance learning. The conduct of IO in today’s complex global security environment requires a dynamic range of capabilities and skills. These include technological capabilities, such as cyberspace operations. The IO Planner must understand both the technical and cognitive employment of Information Operations and its effect on political/military goals. During training rotations, the IO Planner should expose the training audience to the effects of the information environment and facilitate the integration of the training audience’s IO plan into current operations.
Serves as the Information Operations Planner and Subject Matter Expert for JMRC, at the direction of the Information Operations Officer.
Supports tactical and operational Information Operations.
Supports the planning, synchronization, coordination, and assessment of Information Operations in support of education and training.
Works with training audiences to help units achieve information superiority; monitors IO products through all campaign phases and operations; assesses the effects of IO and recommends adjustments as required.
Assesses information-related capabilities and related activities; mentors coordination and synchronization of tactical and operational-level IO; and monitors the implementation of IO tasks to ensure delivery of information effects.
Supports IO planning to improve effectiveness. This includes preparing the IO portions of plans and orders; producing IO themes relevant to exercises; and creating scenarios to integrate Information Operations Working Groups (IOWG) into plans and operations.
Facilitates the integration of information activities through the IOWG or similar entity into the targeting process. Observes BCT IOWG and targeting meetings and supports targeting meetings to foster the development of IO effects that influence adversary perceptions, decisions, and actions.
Fosters IO staff planning by advising the IO cell and providing mentorship through DIV to support IRC coordination with other agencies.
Coordinates with Intel, PSYOPS, Public Affairs, OPFOR, Operational Environment Team, Civil Affairs, SOF, other stakeholders, and other associated Information Related Capabilities to ensure IO challenges and end-states are captured and integrated into the operational environment.
U.S. Secret Security clearance
Demonstrates a thorough understanding of Information Operations (Joint Publication 3-13).
Should possess at least 5 years’ experience in deliberate, crisis, and adaptive planning; operational assessment; and integrating IRCs and IO activities into the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP).
Has experience in U.S. BCT and DIV level targeting; serving as an IO Planner working with Joint, Interorganizational, and Multinational entities; performing tasks for IO/MISO programs which include the identification of target audience trends, analyzing target audience(s), creating measure of performance and measures of effectiveness, and developing strategies to improve the effectiveness of messaging.
Possesses experience in developing exercise products (MSEL development and scripting, inject coordination and synchronization); creating or contributing to information papers, planning orders, and operational orders (OPORDs); providing IO expertise at the operational and tactical levels; and articulating the second and third-order effects of planned or unplanned actions occurring within the information environment.
Demonstrates the communication skills required to write content that explains complex issues in a clear, concise manner, and authoritatively and efficiently briefs military and civilian leadership via written products or presentations.
Proficient in MS Office Suite and possesses the ability to create, post and edit databases/websites/portals.
- Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of directly related military experience; OR 15 years of directly related military experience.
This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.