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1516 - Aviation Command & Control Systems Analyst

Camp Pendleton North, California


Seeking candidates to provide SME level support to Common Aviation Command and Control Systems (CAC2S) in support of Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity (MCTSSA).  MCTSSA conducts testing, evaluation, engineering, and provides direct technical support to the Fleet Marine Forces for Marine Corps and Joint Service command, control, computer, communications, intelligence (C4I) systems and expeditionary combat vehicle systems in order to inform acquisition decisions to make Marines more capable.  MCTSSA provides the only Marine Corps organic, operationally relevant, MAGTF Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) architecture for enterprise-level testing, engineering, analysis, troubleshooting, and solutions. This environment directly supports investment decisions for the Objective Network by establishing a rigorous and repeatable process to evaluate proposed changes and cyber vulnerabilities from the tactical edge and throughout the Marine Corps Enterprise Network. MCTSSA enables Joint Communications Exercises, Joint Interoperability Testing, Tactical Cloud Implementation, Cyber Developmental Testing, Naval Integration, tactical networking/voice, and System of Systems testing. This environment is also the sole solution in the Marine Corps for Link-16 Tactical Data Link Networks for air-to-air, ship, and shore targeting and messaging, validated at MCTSSA before Marine/Navy use in theater.


  • Develop event architectures and documentation in support of CAC2S test and engineering events
  • Provide CAC2S and Marine Corps operational expertise for planning and executing test and engineering events
  • Review and provide written feedback to CAC2S technical and test documentation
  • Provide technical and operational recommendations during CAC2S test and engineering events, and provide written feedback, to include interoperability recommendations
  • Provide troubleshooting and develop resolutions for CAC2S and CAC2S external data and voice interface communications (such as RF Link-16, Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol (JREAP) A/B/C, Variable Message Format (VMF), Composite Tracking Network (CTN), Theater Battle Management Core Systems (TBMCS), Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS), RF voice) during system integration, test preparation and execution, and engineering efforts
  • Capture CAC2S and participating systems issues (and resolutions when applicable) in writing and submit per MCTSSA processes. Participating systems are the tactical Marine Corps systems with which CAC2S exchanges data and information, including CTN, TBMCS, and Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS).


  • Knowledge of and at least 5 years’ experience providing direct support to the use, management, sustainment and improvement of USMC CAC2S.
  • Honorable USMC experience with a Military Occupational Skill (MOS) 5974 or 5979.
  • 8570 baseline IAT certification required.  Level II-III preferred. 
  • Some travel required


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