Air and Missile Defense Commander (AMDC/AIR/W)
San Diego, CA Position Upon Contract Award
Job Type


Shape the future readiness of the Navy’s Surface Force!The Prevailance Program Manager assists ATGPAC in the execution of their critically important training and evaluation mission!

ATGPAC is responsible for the training and certification of all ships in the Pacific Fleet. Training standards and requirements are continually evolving and expanding, requiring increased manpower and flexibility. ATGPAC has a continuing requirement to provide the US Pacific Fleet with training to conduct effective naval and joint operations across the spectrum of combat operations. ATGPAC’s mission is to provide dynamic, quality afloat training to Navy and Coast Guard Sailors to ensure a combat-ready force capable of performing a broad spectrum of maritime missions. Special emphasis is placed on training ships’ training teams, special evolution teams, and watch teams to institutionalize the onboard capability to sustain and improve combat readiness throughout a deployment cycle.

ATGPAC’s distributed training are computer-based simulation and/or Live, Virtual Constructive (LVC) events which is conducted in the ATGSD Battle Lab. Distributed training is defined as live or synthetic services, used to train or certify ships that are non-organic to ship/s being trained or certified. The following are distributed training events: Final Battle Problem at-sea (FBP), FST-U, BMD, AW/SW/EW Training and Certification, Monthly Inport Training Exercise (MITE), ATG Ship’s Entity Test/ATG Ships Tactical Training (ASET/ASTT), and STW Certification. ATGPAC Battle Lab distributes exercise scenarios and conducts training over the Navy Continuous Training Environment (NCTE), Tactical Data Links (TDL), Mission Distribution System (MDS), Battle Force Team Trainer (BFTT), and Global Command and Control System – Maritime (GCCS-M).

To accomplish this training, ATGPAC relies on Tactical Training Group Pacific to distribute virtual training to ships and other training facilities, as directed in the Fleet Synthetic Training (FST) Program. TTGP has been designated as Commander, Pacific Fleet’s (CPF) Executive Agent (EA) for the CPF Distributed Training Architecture (DTA), which consists of the Navy’s Continuous Training Environment (NCTE) and other command and control (C2) related systems. TTGP is the primary Pacific Fleet persistent NCTE node as well as the site for a persistent node for the Joint National Training Capability Training and Enterprise Network (JTEN). 



Required Operational Experience:

  • Warfare experience in implementation of Task Group Concept as an Air Defense Warfare Commander (AMDC/W) or as a senior staff member for a Task Group/Force Commander, or as a Senior Facilitator with equivalent experience training warfare commanders or senior staff members.
  • Experience operating the following systems: Joint Semi-Automated Forces (JSAF) and Multi-system Automated Remote-Control Interface (MARCI) System.
  • Must have experience in naval warfare operations or conducting training for naval warfare or equivalent joint experience.
  • Must have scenario development/training experience and configuration and operation experience for one or more of the following systems: Modeling and Simulation, Joint Semi Automated Forces, (JSAF), Multi-System Automated Remote-Control Interface (MARCI), Battle Force Team Trainer (BFTT); Tactical Data Information Link, generation systems supporting LOS Link 11(A) /16(J), Satellite-J, Link 16, Global Command and Control System-Maritime (GCCS-M); Tactical Voice/Data Communications.

Knowledge of:

  •  AAW Tactics, Technical Systems, and Instructions, including Navy OPTASK.
  • US Navy Surface ship C5I systems and embedded training systems supporting synthetic training.
  • The detailed data exchange requirements of the various operational areas in which naval forces deploy and how to exercise that capability to ensure ships obtain the highest degree of mission readiness.
  • The Surface Force Training and Readiness Manual (SFTRM)
  • Composite Warfare Commander construct
  • Command and Control, regarding surveillance, engagement and planning functions required for each of the various numbered fleets
  • Staff and Fleet operations and planning procedures
  • Fleet Synthetic Training architecture


Bachelor of Science (BS) preferred