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positions at NDU in strategic gaming

There are three positions currently being advertised by the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University, dealing with strategic gaming. Summaries below, and much more information at the links.

Instructor, National Strategic Gaming Center

This position is at the National Defense University (NDU) in the National Strategic Gaming Center (NSGC) of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS). The mission of NDU is to educate senior 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 a learning organization founded on knowledge management and is a center of excellence and innovation for professional military education in joint, multinational, and interagency operations.

The mission of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) is to assess the emerging security environment, develop new strategic concepts and integrated strategies to manage complex challenges, and advance strategic thinking for the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Combatant Commanders, and other components of the National Defense University and Joint and Professional Military Education, as well as for the broader security community spanning the interagency and key national and international audiences.

Must possess earned Master’s degree in appropriate discipline which contributes extensively to the design, development, and execution of strategic-level tabletop policy exercises/simulations forNational Defense University, as well as for other academic, non-governmental, and interagency policy communities at the strategic and high operational level. Must have superior written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated analytical and interpersonal abilities. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret or higher level. Subject matter experts appointed with the purpose of identifying the best-qualified candidates will rate applicants on the basis of criteria listed below and the potential to successfully accomplish duties assigned.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

 

Researchers (2), National Strategic Gaming Center

Serves as a full-time Researcher on Homeland Defense and National Security at the National Strategic Gaming Center (NSGC), Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National Defense University (NDU). Under the direction of the Director, Strategy and Operations Division, the incumbent is responsible for supervising, designing, developing, and executing geopolitical, strategic exercises in support of the curricula of the colleges of National Defense University (NDU) academic programs and outreach programs including scenario creation and curriculum support for the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), National War College (NWC), Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF), Information Resource Management College (IRMC), and the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC). Designs, supervises development of, and participates in political-military exercises in support of Combatant Command requirements, and other activities as directed. The incumbent  is responsible for development of gaming programs for the academic, non-governmental, and interagency policy communities at the strategic level and for providing concrete application of gaming opportunities to the development of U.S. foreign and domestic policy.


Must possess earned Master’s degree in appropriate discipline which contributes extensively to the design, development, and execution of strategic-level tabletop policy exercises/simulations forNational Defense University, as well as for other academic, non-governmental, and interagency policy communities at the strategic and high operational level. Must have superior written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated analytical and interpersonal abilities. Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret or higher level. Subject matter experts appointed with the purpose of identifying the best-qualified candidates will rate applicants on the basis of criteria listed below and the potential to successfully accomplish duties assigned.

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance.

The deadline for application in both cases is May 8.

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