The USSOCOM J-59-L Strategy, Plans and Policy Lessons Learned (LL) Branch is responsible for implementing USSOCOM Directive 11-3 SOF Lessons Learned Program (SOFLLP). The SOFLLP enhances joint capabilities through discovery, knowledge development, implementation, and sharing of observations, issues/insights, lessons, and best practices from operation, training events, exercises, experiments, and other activities involving Special Operations Forces (SOF) assets.
- Oversee contractor support to the SOFLLP, to include the development, synchronization and execution of the USSOCOM Lessons Learned Campaign Plan
- Oversee the synchronization, standardization, and quality control of the CAARD process (Collect, Archive, Analyze, Resolve, and Disseminate).
- Oversee the execution and coordination of the SOFLLP and CAARD process throughout the Components, TSOCS and forward deployed commands (i.e. collection plans development, CAARD process is meeting mission requirements, Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS) training, etc.).
- Oversee, analyze and evaluate on a quantitative or qualitative basis, the effectiveness of Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, Facilities and Policy (DOTMLPF&P) for identified lessons.
- Collect DOTMLPF&P metrics that are used for briefing senior leadership on the effectiveness of contractor support to the SOFLLP.
- Oversee and coordinate all CONUS/OCONUS administrative and pre-deployment requirements (i.e. TESA, DOCPER, travel, clearances, country bulletins, reports, etc.).
- Design and develop products for world-wide dissemination to enhance special operations exercises, engagements, and operations.
- Consolidate monthly observation summaries formatted as Lessons Learned Bulletins highlighting unit, Component, TSOC, and headquarters-level high priority items and trends.
- Provide monthly Commander-level briefings of findings and recommendations that have DOTMLPF&P implications. One source of information are JLLIS inputs by SOF.
- Develop and maintain an electronic resource, to include key points of contact, to be used for mission continuity and may be accessed by all stakeholders.
- Top Secret Clearance
- 5 years’ of program management experience as a Task Lead on a DoD Contract, ending not longer than 12 months prior to proposal submission
- A successful experience as a Commander at the O-5 level
- 3 years’ of staff experience at HQ USSOCOM – or – 5 years’ at a Component Command or TSOC
- Master’s Degree in Program Management, Business, National Defense, Homeland Security or related field – or – Graduate of a US Military War College that issues a Master’s Certificate
- 1 year of experience using classified collaborative communications systems (Defense Connect On-line, for example)