Advisory Services to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Staff College

07 Jul 2019 1:17 PM | Anonymous member
  • Advisory Services to the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Staff College

    STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES INTERNATIONAL LLC is looking for individuals to support the Department of State's The Global Defense Reform Program (GDRP) . GDRPis a flexible, multi-year, Department of State (State)-funded program, coordinated with the Department of Defense (DoD), to assist select partner nation Armed Forces, at both the service and Ministry of Defense (MoD) level, with providing security in an effective, transparent, and accountable manner to civilian authorities, while advancing U.S. national security objectives.  GDRP is intended to be a flexible, global program to assist defense reform.  Each GDRP activity is tailored to the individual needs and requirements of the recipient nation. 

    Through GDRP, the United States seeks to reform the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Staff College by providing advisory services to the LAF Staff College in the area of curriculum development for strategic level planning.  The LAF Staff College is a senior officer professional military education institution, equivalent to the War Colleges in the U.S. military.


        REQUIRED Qualifications for one strategic-level planning Advisor (Lebanon)

a.    Six (6) years experience as a strategic planner with the U.S. military, either as an active-duty uniformed service member or DoD civilian or contractor.

b.    Prior demonstrated professional experience developing training material or developing curricula for consumption by senior military officials

c.     Prior demonstrated experience in a joint operating environment.

d.    U.S. citizen

e.    Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) certification issued by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/SI/PSS)

PREFERRED Qualifications for one strategic-level planning Advisor (Lebanon)

a.    Two (2) years experience teaching at a U.S. military education institution (e.g. War College, National Defense University, Command and General Staff College

b.    Prior demonstrated experience advising foreign military or government at the operational or strategic level.

c.     Two years prior experience working or living abroad, preferably in the region.

d.    If a former military service member, rank of O5 or above.

e.    Competency in spoken Arabic (Modern Standard or Levantine) or French, with a preference for Arabic.

   If interested; please send your resume to or apply online at

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