Vinnell Arabia

  • Mentor, LAV Company

    Location SA-Central Region
    Directorate of Training
  • Overview

    Responsible for the coaching and mentoring in the planning, preparation and coordination of training and support for a Mechanized Infantry Brigade Light Armored Vehicle (LAV) Company.  Works directly with an Office of the Program Manager (OPM) Advisor. Assist the LAV Company Commander with planning, preparation, and coordination of all required training support; specifically weapons, tactics, and gunnery.

    A. Duties/Responsibilities:

    1. Ensures functions, programs goals and objectives, associated with unit training are coordinated and accomplished in accordance with published plans, doctrine and OPM guidance.
    2. Responsible for quality and completion of training in accordance with approved plans, SOPs and standards.
    3. Assist in evaluation of the unit’s ability to perform Battle Focused Tasks. 
    4. Coordinate and manage training resources and requirements for a LAV Company.
    5. Provides support requested for infantry training requirements to include troop leading procedures, collective tasks, and situational training exercises.
    6. Provide professional advice and support to a LAV Company in a Mechanized Infantry Brigade. 
    7. Assist a LAV Company in planning, preparation, and execution of small arms marksmanship, Mechanized Infantry TTPs, and organic gunnery procedures.
    8. Assist units in developing maintenance programs to improve equipment availability and combat effectiveness. 
    9. Identifies training requirements and coordinates training resources to provide quality training assistance to the LAV Company.  
    10. Provides tactical and technical expertise to small units on combat operations, stability and support operations, chemical considerations, and LAV maintenance. 
    11. Coordinates and assists in the development, planning, and execution of situational training exercises to include after action review for platoons in a LAV company.    


    B. Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct supervisory responsibility for one Interpreter/Translator. 



    A. Education Level: Bachelor Degree preferred.  Former Combat Arms Company Commander or U.S. Army Armor or Infantry Master Gunner Course Graduate. An equivalent combination of college level courses, military and job site experience may be substituted.


    B. Experience: Ten years’ experience in operations and training in combat arms company, battalion, or higher. Recent combat deployment preferred.  Six years of training and operations experience at company, battalion level or higher.  Participated in the development, execution, and evaluation of battalion/brigade force-on-force field training exercises and battalion/brigade gunnery and live fire exercises.  


    C. Specific knowledge, skill, ability, requirements: Former Company Commander, Master Gunner or former Platoon Sergeant with Mechanized Infantry or Tank battalion experience and has a working knowledge of Unit Conduct of Fire Trainer (UCOFT and/or AGTS) and other gunnery training simulators.  Must be knowledgeable of the latest tactics, and training doctrine. Be computer literate.  Former Captain or Master Sergeant or Sergeant First Class required. Possess a valid driver’s license.



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