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Company Name:
Whitney, Bradley and Brown Inc.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Virginia Beach, Virginia
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
> 10 years
Education level:
Master's Degree

Program Analyst

WBB is a technical and management consulting company that provides innovative products and services that solve government and commercial customer’s toughest problems. For more than 30 years, WBB has set the standard for excellence in consulting services, while providing its employees with an outstanding work environment with ample opportunities for growth and success. WBB continues to enjoy impressive growth, which is directly attributed to the company’s hiring practice of always hiring the very best professionals from government, military and industry.

Job Overview:

  • The Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned (MCCLL) actively collects, analyzes, publishes, and archives lessons learned materials to include observations, insights, lessons, trends, after action reports, and Marine Corps lessons learned reports. These efforts support training and planning for both exercises and operations, and the war fighting capability development process. MCCLL focuses on tactics, techniques, and procedures of immediate importance to the operating forces thereby identifying gaps and best practices, and recommending solutions across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership, personnel, and facilities (DOTMLPF) spectrum.
  • Marine Corps Order 3504.1 The Marine Corps Lessons Learned Program (MCLLP) describes the program and assigns MCCLL the responsibility to be the single fusion center for the MCLLP and to rapidly adapt lessons into the Operating Forces and the Supporting Establishment while providing a relevant, responsive source for institutional knowledge with direct input to TECOM, MCCDC, advocates and proponents and joint lessons learned community to enable the Marine Corps to field combat-ready forces.
  • MCCLL requires Contractor support to meet operational goals of the Marine Corps Lessons Learned Program at MCCLL Headquarters in Quantico broken down into the following three areas: 1) analysis, 2) records/data management, and 3) software/server lifecycle maintenance.

Job Description:

  • Provide MAGTF analysis lessons learned support to include development, production, staffing, and review of synthesized lessons learned reports principally derived from lessons learned collection efforts and trend analysis for the lessons learned topics identified in the annual Marine Corps lessons learned campaign plan using the Marine Corps Lesson Management System (LMS) as the information system and data repository.
  • Assist in the annual MCCLL lessons learned collection campaign plan development and execution process by providing lead analysis/facilitation support for each MAGTF element (Command Element (CE), Ground Combat Element (GCE), Aviation Combat Element (ACE), and Logistics Combat Element (LCE) lessons learned working groups.
  • Uses information derived from all military disciplines to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.
  • Works directly with customers and team members to determine project scope and specifications.
  • Provides research and analysis to support military organizations.
  • May support development and analysis of products, including training modules, evaluation tools, etc.
  • Presents analysis or products to customers.
  • May support policy and procedure development for agency, interagency, or community-wide support. May interact with outside customers and functional peer groups.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Document the results of each working group in the prescribed out brief format for the Government’s review and approval.
  • Revisit the annual collection campaign plan at the mid-year mark (March/April) to revalidate existing topics and solicit emerging topics as required along with topics that are submitted throughout the year to support real world events such as Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief (HA/DR) and other crisis response operations as they arise.    
  • Provide MAGTF analysis lessons learned support for the planning and execution for each lessons learned collection effort including the drafting, development, and collaboration of the collection proposal and collection plan.
  • Provide MAGTF analysis support to advise and review collection proposals and plans for accuracy, completeness, and consistency, paying particular attention to the identification of collection focus areas and questions sets for commanders and key billet holders.                                    
  • Assist the collection team with the development of the collection proposal and collection plan. The collection proposal scopes the collection and includes the collection situation, mission, execution timelines, focus areas, units and key billets to be collected on; the collection plan adds the questions sets for each individual to be interviewed or surveyed as part of the collection effort.
  • Provide quality control to help ensure consistent, high quality lessons learned collection efforts are performed.
  • Develop, draft, and review Marine Corps lessons learned reports following each collection effort identified in the annual lessons learned collection campaign plan (approximately 16-24 formal in-depth collections efforts per year, with capacity for additional 6 collections per year for emergent crisis response requirements (contingencies, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, etc)).
  • After the collection effort, analyze and review the materials collected during the collection and posted to the LMS, to include debrief by the collection team leader, interview transcripts of commanders and key staff members, and other documents, such as standard operating procedures, briefs, information papers, literature search of LMS and other research and other materials necessary to prepare the lessons learned report.  
  • Develop the lessons learned reports that contribute to DOTMLPF analysis and provide the rigor necessary to support the recommendations made in the report with actionable, informative and relevant recommendations.
  • Develop, draft, and review lessons learned MAGTF element lessons learned trend reports from data mining and analyzing unit after actions reports and other lessons learned materials contained in LMS. Analyze trend reports and best practices and develop a MCCLL draft report semiannually for each MAGTF element (CE, GCE, ACE, LCE).  
  • Maintain derivative classification certification to ensure that support personnel are properly trained and certified to mark, , down to the individual paragraph level, all classified SECRET and unclassified FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
  • Assist in lessons learned collection team training by providing orientation and training briefings to new lessons learned collection team members on an as required basis, typically once every other month for collection team or new MCCLL personnel training.  
  • Provide senior editor quality control, to review all collection reports for consistency, readability, and analytical rigor.
  • Uses information derived from all military disciplines to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.

Job Requirements:

  • Command Element Officer with expertise in command and control, communications, and/or intelligence expertise
  • Requires a Master’s degree in a related field, plus 8 years’ experience as a Military Analyst and/or formal military training.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of each of the following areas: Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) elements: 1) Command Element 2) Ground Combat Element 3) Aviation Combat Element and 4) Logistic Combat Element
  • Current on the full DOTMLPF (Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel and Facilities) spectrum of Marine Corps issues.
  • Operational military experience derived from at least twenty years of duty as a Marine Corps or Navy Officer
  • Graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College or equivalent
  • Outstanding technical writing, editing skills, verbal skills and be able to communicate with the all levels in the military and civilian communities
  • The resume/experience of the Senior Editor shall include published works and executive level editing experience.
  • Writing samples submitted will be strongly considered.  
  • All documentation pertaining to knowledge, skills and qualifications submitted will be strongly considered.
  • Min LtCol level operational experience
  • Must have senior-level contacts across the Marine Corps elements and other agencies

Desired Skills:

  • Colonel level experience
  • Analytical experiences/expertise

Job Title: Senior Editor/MAGTF Analyst (CE)

Minimum Security Clearance level: Secret

Key Words: MAGTF officer, ground operations, aviation operations, logistics operations, command and staff, war college, editor, executive, command and control, communications, intelligence expertise, ground combat arms, infantry, artillery, combat engineer, mechanized, tanks, armored assault vehicles, reconnaissance, naval aviator, naval flight officer, combat service support, logistics, supply, maintenance, engineer

Work Location: Quantico, VA

Travel: 10%

We are proud of our diverse environment and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. WBB is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. WBB participates in E-Verify.


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