Job Overview


The National Defense University is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University's main campus is on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C. The Joint Forces Staff College is located in Norfolk, VA.

The National Defense University (NDU) educates military and civilian leaders through teaching, research, and outreach in national security strategy, national military strategy, and national resource strategy; joint and multinational operations; information strategies, operations, and resource management; acquisition; and regional defense and security studies. NDU is an information age university for national security leaders; a learning organization founded on knowledge management; the center of excellence and innovation for professional military education in joint, multinational, and interagency operations. National Defense University has five colleges (National War College, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Information Resources Management College, Joint Forces Staff College and College of International Security Affairs), three regional centers, three research centers, two institutes, seven special programs and a world-class library. NDU is fully accredited to award a Masters Degree from the Middle States Association and is considered the nation's premier Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) University.


The duties described reflect the full performance level of this position.

·      Serve as a Military Analyst (Applied Technology) and staff action officer participating in matters relating to the design, development, implementation, and analysis of NDU wargames and computerized, interactive, simulation based exercises.

·       Analyze, research, investigate, develop, evaluate, and prepare strategies and plans for NDU exercise programs including submission of requirements (operational), acquisition and testing of new models or functionality affecting Joint military operations, new software assessments, development of new training programs, and the development of enhancements for simulation Databases.

·      Work with higher graded analyst in supporting the NDU Wargaming and Simulation Based Exercise Program by maintaining close working relationship with the NDU faculty, staff, the directorates, and AOs to ensure the wargaming and simulation based exercise program is viable and meets NDU curriculum standards and the Director’s guidance.

·      Provide wargaming, simulation and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) support for University wargaming exercises/events.

·      Prepare written reports on the staffing, progress and results of studies/projects.

·      Research, coordinate, analyze and prepare written positions on assigned topics.