Joint Exercise Logistics Planner

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Military Operations
Shaw AFB, South Carolina

REQ#: RQ79229

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline

We are GDIT. We support and secure some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. At GDIT, the Joint Exercise Logistics Planner is not just a singular part of our mission—it connects every one of us because it’s embedded into every aspect of what we do.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by bringing your ideas and unique perspective to our culture. By owning your opportunity at GDIT, you are helping us ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Joint Exercise Logistics Planner joining our team to support a federal government services contract in Shaw AFB, SC.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As Joint Exercise Logistics Planner supporting a federal government customer, you will be trusted to be responsible for the logistics support of multiple Army training exercises and activities to include joint training exercises and activities.

In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the logistics support of exercises affecting the current and long-range operations of this multi- mission military command. Provide timely assistance with minimum issues per training exercises and/or activities. Respond daily to verbal and written communications concerning the status of logistic support. Address any issues or concerns promptly. Develop and communicate clear concepts of support with USARCENT G4, G37, and other staff.
  • Prepare logistics estimates and other products to assist in providing required logistics supply, service, and other life support for field training exercises (FTXs). Review estimates and products for accuracy and compliance and submit prior to established suspense.
  • Assist with establishing logistics MSEL scenarios for mission rehearsal exercises / command post exercises using the JMSEL tool of the Joint Training Information Management System (JTIMS) or similar software applications.
  • Provide input into ARCENTs theater security cooperation program (TSC) and works closely with G37 to develop and synchronize CENTCOM / ARCENT readiness and partner shaping events while integrating simulations support into exercise and training programs. Consistently represent ARCENT G4 in a positive manner. Assist willingly with ARCENT G4 tasks not normally within scope of work when work load or deadlines demand.
  • Attend, participate in, and support the planning and execution of conferences and exercises throughout the CENTCOM AOR.
  • Monitor exercise data requirements necessary to formulate and submit TPFDD information for assigned exercises, meeting applicable deadlines.
  • On short notice, provide material to ARCENT, principal staff officers and Command Group, for briefings and recommend actions to correct deficiencies and/or deviations with logistics support to exercises. All materials should be spell-checked, proofread, checked for grammatical errors and corrected prior to submission to ARCENT.
  • Coordinate with other Defense / Federal agencies and installations to resolve conflicts / discrepancies for exercise support. Alert the Exercise Branch Chief promptly to possible issues that should be addressed.
  • Assist staff action officers in the planning and development of the final exercise support concept that support the mission and goal of the exercise. Provide weekly updates to the Exercise Branch Chief.
  • Assist G4 PEPP and G37 to determine the best possible logistics solutions to support exercises to minimize costs, meet required timelines, and adhere to the level of performance required by exercise planners.
  • Have a clear understanding of and make use of existing acquisition and cross- servicing agreements (ACSA) if available with the host nation and pursue contracting solutions through the ARCENT OCS Cell.
  • Ensure all contracting tasks are be accomplished IAW US laws and executive orders, the FAR, DFARS, Service FAR supplements, DOD policy, CJCS policy, joint and Service doctrine, CENTCOM mission- specific directives, and any other applicable regulations and policies.
  • Be required to prepare CCRB packets, but is not allowed to perform duties that are inherently governmental (e.g. COR).
  • Consult, train, and provide analytical assistance to units in determining, tailoring and documenting their deployment equipment requirements, and assist units with input of Deployment Equipment Lists (DEL) into the appropriate systems.
  • Coordinate with Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) for all sealift requirements. Based upon the SDDC “Call Forward Message”, assist units in understanding and meeting all guidance, instructions and requirements to get their equipment to the port with proper documentation.
  • Provide recommendations and assist participating units with understanding and meeting exercise inland transportation guidance and requirements.
  • Coordinate among the ports (air and sea) and participating units to ensure full and complete understanding and compliance with port operations requirements.
  • Coordinate among Air Mobility Command (AMC), major commands, installations, RRC, state DMC, APOE and participating units to assure shared and accurate understanding of each air mission.
  • Determine deployment procedures for each APOE and notify major commands and participating units to ensure they have the proper manifests, show times, thorough understanding of unit responsibilities while at the APOE, and coordinate any support requirements at the APOE.
  • Provide regular airlift status, schedules, and changes to key ARCENT leaders and staff officers, as required.
  • Assist G4 PLANs as required with logistics estimates, preparation of briefings, and input to CONPLAN, OPORDs and EXORDs.
  • Monitor CENTCOM Exercise information.


  • Minimum of two years’ experience working in support of a Joint, U.S. Army, and/or component-level headquarters.
  • Graduate of a U.S. Intermediate-Level Education (MEL 4) program, or minimum of five years’ experience in operational logistic support planning, the Support Operations Course (Phase 2) or similar course, and deployed / combat experience in a logistics or support operations position.
  • Possesses a functional understanding of the Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES).
  • The Contractor must be able to demonstrate a collegiate- level writing ability in all communications.
  • Possess a Top Secret (TS) security clearance.
  • Have recent experience in a one-star or higher-level command.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of overall related experience


  • Full-flex work week
  • 401K with company match
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Collaborative teams of highly motivated critical thinkers and innovators
  • Ability to make a real impact on the world around you

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