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Air Operations, Assault Zone Exercise Planner

Fort Liberty, NC, USA

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About the Role

The Air Operations, Assault Zone (AZ) and Exercise Planner SME is responsible for assisting in the planning, development, coordination, and execution of Joint Chief of Staff (JCS), USSOCOM, Command and other-directed exercises.

Duties and responsibilities of this position:

Assist with conducting Special Tactics duties for all air-to-ground related support and analysis of operational requirements.

Conduct AZ surveys and perform Drop Zone Controller (DZC) and Landing Zone Controller (LZC) duties in accordance with DAFMAN 13-217. AZ surveys will consist of performing worldwide site surveys to assess assault zones for fixed-wing landing, airdrop, and helicopter operations to include prep of final survey products and forms in support of all air operations and exercises.

Recommend potential assault zones and conduct comprehensive inspections to ensure surface conditions and surrounding airspace meet the requirements for safe operations.

Additionally, evaluate Android Tactical Assessment Kit (ATAK) survey plugins for operational use.

Assist with performing enroute and terminal air traffic control services (ATC) for military and civilian aircraft in support of all air operation missions, exercises, and special mission aircraft programs.

Employ visual flight rules and limited instrument flight rules for traffic pattern de-confliction, landing clearance, taxi, marshalling, parking, and take-off services in the terminal areas surrounding established and unimproved airfields, drop zones and helicopter landing zones in accordance with all applicable regulations and instructions.

Communicates information to the pilots to ensure safe operation and expeditious execution of operations.

Coordinates with various Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agencies and facilities to ensure the safe, expeditious flow of aircraft.

Review mission requirements to determine tactical ATC personnel support requirements.

Possess and maintain any FAA required certifications and annual FAA Medical Physicals to remain current.



  • 5+ years of working as an air operations and exercise planner.

  • Surveyor and Landing Zone Controller certifications as defined in DAFMAN 13-217 and maintain a current FAA annual medical physical.

  • Familiar with and able to utilize android and Microsoft Office software to include but not limited to Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

About the Company

Walsingham Group provides comprehensive service capabilities in operations and maintenance; energy and fuel management; infrastructure and logistics; training solutions; and intelligence support.

With demonstrated experience supporting contracts within and outside of the United States, Walsingham brings a unique blend of worldwide logistics, broad operational staffing, and the expertise to manage government-owned contractor-operated facilities.

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