Training Specialist Advisor – Tactical Action Officer (TAO) Trainer

Clearance Level
Norfolk, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Combat Systems

Educational Technology


Team Training

Training Needs Assessment

REQ#: RQ166180
Requisition Type: Regular
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 Specialist Advisor – Tactical Action Officer (TAO) Trainer

Transform technology into opportunity as a Training Specialist Advisor with GDIT. A career in enterprise IT means connecting and enhancing the systems that matter most. At GDIT you’ll be at the forefront of innovation and play a meaningful part in improving how agencies operate.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Training Specialist Advisor you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on Training Specialist Advisors joining our team to deliver complex technical and tactical training to sailors enrolled in courses taught at Surface Combat Systems Training Command-MID ATLANTIC (MIDLANT) Norfolk, Virginia.

● Develops, organizes, and conducts training and educational programs for customer personnel
● Utilizes exceptional customer skills to conduct traditional classroom instruction and support technical and tactical laboratory training
● Work as a team leader to identify learning gaps and train AEGIS and/or Ship's Self Defense System (SSDS) officers/enlisted in the technical & tactical employment of the AEGIS/SSDS Combat System and associated weapons systems, system capabilities and limitations, employment of automated systems, mission planning and execution, and tactical communications
● Work as a team leader to complete customer deadlines which may have competing/shifting priorities
● Provide subject matter expertise in support of curriculum development for SCSTC courses supporting the employment of the AEGIS/SSDS Combat System

● Conduct dynamic assessment of the sailors’ abilities to comply with approved maintenance, operational procedures, and ship’s Battle Orders and thereafter provide formal appraisal of performance with recommendations for improvement and methods to maintain technical and tactical proficiency

● Required Experience: Eight (8) years of experience as an Aegis or SSDS Combat System operator or technical manager with responsibility for teaching the applicable system or function task to others in a master level training environment. Experience as a qualified Tactical Action Officer (TAO) is required. Of the eight (8) years, two (2) years of experience as an instructor in a Navy Training Environment, to include curriculum maintenance, writing learning objectives, preparing test items, evaluating instructional materials and the results of instruction and counseling students on academic learning problems including two (2) years relevant experience interfacing with training systems/simulations for effective and correct presentation of learning objectives is required. Experience with Aegis Baseline 9 and/or a Master/Afloat Training Specialist a significant plus.  Must be able to support training with extended periods on your feet while instructing.

● Required Technical Skills: Experience as a qualified AEGIS or SSDS Combat System technician or operator is required.
● Security Clearance Level: SECRET
● Required Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills and experience as a Navy instructor (NEC 805A/9502)
● Preferred Skills: Master Training/Afloat Training Specialist

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8+ years of experience
● Location: Customer Site; SCSTC, Norfolk, VA
● US Citizenship Required

● 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

10 + years of related experience

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


Instructor - Military Training Network

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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.