Vinnell Arabia

Chief Trainer, ISS

Location SA
Institutional Training


Provides mentorship to the NGMS Commander in support of training assistance initiatives.  Initiates, plans, and coordinates the integration of new weapons systems, modernized equipment, and training into the appropriate NGMS Curriculum/POIs. 

A. Duties/Responsibilities:

  1. Principle staff officer and mentor to the NGMS ISS and Infantry School Commander concerning combat arms related training; serves as the principal trainer to the NGMS in all matters pertaining to combat arms training.
  2. Primary staff liaison for NGMS combat arms training with Office of Program Management (OPM), Ministry of the National Guard (MNG), and other divisions within the Directorate of Training (DOT).
  3. Attends all meetings with OPM, NGMS, and divisions within the DOT to ensure NGMS training activities are synchronized within the DOT and with NGMS Schools and Wings.
  4. Provides assistance and training to NGMS Officers/NCOs in support of NGMS, as required.
  5. Coordinates with the NGMS DOT for any faculty training needs, as required.
  6. Supervises quality and completion of services/support in accordance with approved plans, SOPs and standards.
  7. Supervise Train-the-Trainer (T3) Course and transition as directed in support of the Training Assistance Team (TST).
  8. Performs other mission-related tasks as required.

B. Supervisory Responsibilities: None.


A. Education Level: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.  Command and General Staff College, or equivalent, graduate is required.


B. Experience: Minimum of ten years management experience as a senior military leader with emphasis on combat arms, planning, operations, and training.  Former combat arms battalion or brigade operations officer or Division G3 staff officer preferred.


C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Ranger qualified preferred; Sniper qualified preferred. Successful graduation from Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC) may substitute for Ranger qualification. Must have knowledge and experience with the Systems Approach to Training and basic U.S. Army training methodologies. Management ability to supervise training and development of a multi-national work force in a multi-cultural environment. Must possess superior ability to express thoughts both orally and written. Proficient in MS Office suite software, Portable Document Format (PDF) and Basic Local Area Network (LAN) required.


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