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Job #: R-00029112
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Logistics
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Leidos is actively interviewing for a Logistics Exercise Planner to join our team at McDill, AFB in Tampa, FL.

Serving as a principle logistics exercise advisor to Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) and supports the Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics G-4 (AC/S G-4) and MARCENT senior staff.  The contractor assists in the organization's logistics planning for United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) and USMARCENT exercises, which include the functions of supply, health service support, general engineering, maintenance, services, fuels, and transportation, and provides logistics guidance and support to units and organizations supporting exercises in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.


Provides logistics planning guidance and expertise in the development of exercise support plans.  Ensures adequate life support and logistics services are provided for USMC forces participating in USCENTCOM exercises.  This includes exercises conducted by other CENTCOM components

Provides logistics planning expertise to MARCENT exercise planning teams and participates in initial planning conferences, mid planning conferences, final planning conferences, and exercises abroad.

Reviews proposed exercises to ensure they are logistically supportable.  Drafts logistics input for inclusion in exercise planning.

Evaluates missions and functions, work methods and procedures and makes improvements. Develops and implements efficiencies where applicable. 

Establishes and adjusts exercise documents for the development and improvement of logistics programs, ensuring that exercise plans meet mission requirements and incorporate latest logistics support concepts.

Conducts liaison and coordination with planners and action officers at HQMC, CENTCOM, and other military staffs, as required.

Reviews and provides input to USMC and CENTCOM policy documents.

Develops logistics Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) inject items in support of CENTCOM and MARCENT exercises.

Functions as project team lead, as required.

Oversees the development of logistical exercise support plans and guidance for deployment and redeployment of participating units.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Five years of relevant experience with Marine Corps logistics support programs and exercise planning.

Ability to interact with high-level staff officers in order to advise and assist them in planning logistics functions.

Experience, education and training involving judgment and/or analytical ability in the logistics field. 

Experience integrating the actions and input of a variety of specialized logistics support activities (i.e. supply, maintenance, transportation) in order to develop a comprehensive logistics plan for an exercise.

Ability to independently plan, design, perform responsibilities, apply mature judgement, have a high degree of initiative, as well as develop new concepts.

Ability to lead and/or serve on an Operational Planning Team (OPT).

Active SECRET clearance, able to obtain a Top Secret- security clearance.

Current US Passport and ability to execute CONUS and OCONUS travel

Bachelor's degree and 10 years of relevant experience with Marine Corps logistics support programs and exercise planning. Additional years of experience can be used in lieu of degree.


Retired or Reserve USMC Logistics officer.

Logistics experience at a Combatant or Component Command.

In-depth understanding of US Central Command’s logistics planning processes.

Active TS/SCI clearance

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Yes, 10% of the time

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Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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