The J3 Special Operations Joint Task Force (SOJTF) supports and coordinates responsive support to SOJTF’s day-to-day operations, crisis response, and contingency planning. The SME shall support SOJTF planning, pre-deployment preparation, deployment, and re-deployment. The SME shall lead and facilitate SOJTF integration with USSOCOM from design and implementation, through assessment of planning efforts and synchronization events.
Tasks include:
Liaison, coordinate, and provide analysis to all participants in planning, preparing, deploying, and support; including USSOCOM, GCCs, TSOCs, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, NATO, interagency, and other participating partners.
Understand the strategic-level environment, issues, atmospherics, dynamics, requirements, and processes used in the Joint Staff, OSD, the Interagency, National Security Council Staff, and subordinate Component Commands.
Provide clear, concise, accurate, easily understandable, and technically correct information, papers, memos, and briefings for senior leaders to inform, influence, or make decisions. Edit, and review written orders, plans, briefings, and papers. Orally present analyses of these products effectively to senior leaders including General and Field Grade Officers.
Facilitate seminars and small group discussions at staff development events that support pre- deployment preparation and deployments. Assist in hosting/chairing meetings, visitations, or conferences related to SOJTF operations, plans, emerging special operations opportunities, and other initiatives.
Analyze, evaluate, and assess the impacts of external plans, policies, and guidance on USSOCOM; provide recommendations regarding potential USSOCOM actions in response to the external guidance, requirements, and other factors.


Master’s degree in any field

10 years of combined Joint, SOF, or Interagency experience working joint military operations conducted in a joint, combined, and interagency environment

Graduate of a JPME course, Intermediate Development Course, a Senior Professional Military Education Course, or civilian equivalent

3 years of experience working with the DoD

5 years of experience in strategic or corporate-level planning and design

5 years of experience in corporate-level document drafting, editing, proofing and briefing

Current DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility