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Job #: R-00086988
Location: Tampa, FL
Category: Consult Emp
Schedule (FT/PT): Part Time
Travel Required: Yes, 50% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

Provide Key Leader Engagement (KLE) Coordination services and assist in the management of the MARCENT KLE Program. Coordinate with the CENTCOM TSC Branch, KLE Branch, and the Commander’s Action Group (CAG) to ensure that MARCENT KLEs are nested with the CENTCOM CDR’s priorities and themes by country.

Primary Responsibilities

- Responsible to plan, coordinate and oversee the execution of all logistical, personnel and event requirements for the exercise Distinguish Visitor (DV) Day which will include US general officers, host nation general officers and high ranking host government officials.

- Responsible to plan and oversee the logistical and security support requirements for MARCENT G5 exercise support personnel while overseas.

- Be the primary point of contact for MARCENT G5 exercise personnel with host nation civilians and government personnel.

- Plan and coordinate host nation daily support requirements for MARCENT G5 exercise personnel.

- Plan and coordinate the itinerary for the MARCENT G5 exercise personnel.

- Develop and provide unclassified and classified exercise itinerary briefings to the MARCENT commander and his staff.

- Solve or mitigate emergent issues with host nation military and civilian personnel to ensure exercise execution can take place as planned.

Secondary Responsibilities

- Maintain MARCENT KLE related web pages, historical files, and other required documentation.

- Assist the KLE Officer in preparing KLE plans and coordinate all requirements for COMUSMARCENT AOR trips.

- Maintain oversight of all HQ Marine Corps KLE's to the CENTCOM AOR.

- Provide planning and tracking of COMUSMARCENT AOR KLEs and National Capitol Region (NCR) KLEs.

- Assist in preparing Trip Books for the Commander and Staff, to include talking points, scene setters, biographies, and AARs.

- Prepare thank you notes and maintain historical files for all completed KLEs.

- Coordinate KLE quarterly reviews with the MARCENT SC Branch to ensure the KLE program is in line with SC goals and requirements.

- Update and track all KLE actions reflected on the CENTCOM KLE Portal and Calendar and upload all KLE readouts and AARs in a timely manner.

- Attend planning conferences and working groups.

- Provide In Progress Reviews (IPRs) on planning efforts to COMUSMARCENT, develop assessments, briefs, information papers, and standard naval messages.

- Support the planning, coordinating and managing of conferences as well as supporting internal MARCENT working groups.

- Travel into the CENTCOM AOR to support event execution.

Basic Qualifications

- Active SECRET clearance.

- Bachelor's degree with 10 years of relevant experience. Additional years of experience can be considered in lieu of degree.

- SNCO or higher.

- Minimum 3 years of experience at a MARFOR and/or Combatant Command level staff.

- A thorough understanding of “Componency” as it relates to the inter-relationships between MARCENT, CENTCOM and the HQMC staffs.

Preferred Qualifications

- 3 years of travel experience into the CENTCOM AOR.

- Supported in-person execution of 3 exercises in the CENTCOM AOR.

Pay Range:

Pay Range - -

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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