FST Lead Support

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


People Management

Training Programs

REQ#: RQ167054
Requisition Type: Pipeline
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Training Manager

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of a team that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. TACTRACGRULANT’s Fleet Deployment Training Program Support (FDTPS) team is seeking a Fleet Synthetic Lead with expertise in Fleet Synthetic Training to join their team in Virginia Beach, VA. 

The FDTPS team provides dynamic, quality afloat training to Navy and Marine Corps personnel to ensure a combat ready force capable of performing a broad spectrum of maritime missions. Special emphasis is placed on training Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups and Amphibious Squadrons staffs and their supporting forces prior to a deployment to ensure they are combat ready.

Duties include:

  • Provide oversight and management of contractor personnel supporting FST exercises/events to ensure all tasks and assignments are accurately completed.
  • Assist government lead with synthetic training planning and execution to ensure training objectives are accomplished.
  • Lead, advise, and provide subject matter expertise on naval synthetic modeling and simulations (JSAF, MTWS, etc.).
  • Provide lead expertise and support on C5I systems (GCCS-M/J, MDS, air defense systems integrator (ADSI), theater battle management core system (TBMCS), and joint automated deep operations coordination system (JADOCS), etc).
  • Oversee planning and support live (COMPTUEX, TFEX, LSE, CTF-65/50 CERTEX, Surface Warfare Advanced Team Training [SWATT], Fleet Battle Experiments, Group Sail,) and synthetic exercises including, but not limited to, FST-J, FST-GC, FST-T (ASW), SLAMEX/TLAMEX, Tactical Flag Communications Center (TFCC) trainers, , Navy USW Training Assessment Course (NUWTAC) and Naval Integrated Fire Control – Counter Air (NIFC-CA).
  • Ensure proper coordination, where appropriate, between commands (TTGL/TTGP, EWTGL/ Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific (EWTGP), NSWC-Corona, etc.) to facilitate synthetic training.
  • Oversee the development of synthetic scenarios in accordance with current naval, joint, and coalition doctrine, TTPs and forward deployed Fleet requirements.
  • Ensure proper development and testing of synthetic scenarios.
  • Assist government representatives in debrief of FST exercises in accordance with appropriate MOE using USFF established NMETLs.
  • Provide recommendations for and development of synthetic augmentation (entities, scenario elements, simulator operators, etc.) to live training exercises.
  • Provide government lead with appropriate lessons learned from synthetic training exercises and ensure relevant changes are incorporated in future exercises.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 8 years relevant experience (10 years if no Bachelor’s degree)
  • Top Secret / Sensitive Compartment Information level eligible
  • Five (5) years’ experience at the senior trainer/evaluator level on a Strike Group or Navy Fleet Command staff or equivalent DoD staff involving mission planning and execution
  • Two (2) years’ experience as JSAF operator is desired but not required

● Full-flex work week to own your priorities at work and at home
● 401K with company match
● Comprehensive health and wellness packages
● Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
● Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications
● Cutting-edge technology you can learn from
● Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $80,226 - $133,973. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary. Rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
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About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.