The SPA Defense Strategy and Policy Team advises and provides analysis to senior Department of Defense customers on a wide range of national level issues including; the development of defense strategy concepts, deterrence related policy and strategy issues, strategic communications, and development of advanced operating concepts. The team has broad expertise working at the most senior of levels of government, and specializes in integrating complex and crosscutting issues for senior decision makers.
Provide analysis support to HQDA and/or Army Futures Command performing work on various National Security topics. Responsible for supporting analytical studies, developing or reviewing papers that analyze or recommend positions on issues, drafting and presenting briefing materials, and developing other products to support policy execution or strategic communications. Provide consistent, high quality, insightful analysis to customer on a wide range of topics concerning Army strategy and policy. Must be able to quickly digest and interpret large amounts of information. Anticipate and respond to customer needs by proactively identifying problem areas or opportunities and presenting solutions and plans.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, International Relations, National Security Studies, or related field.
•Excellent written communication and strong presentation skills.
•Must be capable of analyzing complex issues, developing simplified problem statements, and establishing objective approaches to identify and compare the merits of competing solutions.
•Must be comfortable working in a fast paced and ambiguous environment.
•Proficient in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
•Active SECRET security clearance.
•Graduate Degree in international affairs, military strategy/history, Joint operations, strategic communications, or European or Indo-Pacific regional studies.
•3-5 years prior uniformed or civilian Army experience
•Experience with military capability analysis, capability requirements sponsorship, or doctrine/warfare concept development
•Experience with strategic communications, public affairs, media, and/or peer-reviewed publishing.
•Experience with development, analysis, or implementation of U.S. Army strategy, policy, or doctrine.
•Interim or final TOP SECRET security clearance.