Abraxas Corporation SOF Training Instructor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Business Unit:

Cubic Global Defense

Company Details:

Cubic | NEK Services, Inc. is seeking a Special Operations Training Instructors to support Eastern European Special Forces training and curriculum implementation at an OCONUS site, for a period of 8 weeks, with multiple optional rotations possible. The qualified candidate will have extensive knowledge of and experience in SOF training instruction, design, organization and implementation, while working directly with other training team members to ensure the content and conduct of training supports the mission and goals.

Job Details:

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide classroom and practical application instruction, as subject matter expert, in Special Operations Forces training including:

  • Hands-on Field Training

  • Operational Performance Exercise Training

  • Standard Battalion Operations and Intelligence for Combat Operations

  • As well as Provide Instruction in Company-level Mission Readiness Exercises

  • Must be very familiar with and prepared to provide instruction in basic and primary Special Forces functions including but not limited to:

  • Counter-Terrorism

  • Prevention and Response

  • Short Duration Strikes

  • Material or Personnel Recovery

  • Special Reconnaissance

  • Intelligence Gathering

  • Possibly Unconventional Warfare

  • Supervise and mentor foreign military fighters during daily training exercises and operations.

  • Act as liaison between training management team and foreign student forces.

  • Prepare status reports, for the training management team, as needed, to improve or enhance training efforts.

  • Instructors share the responsibility for executing tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) instruction in classroom, field and simulated environments.

  • Ensure students gain the ability to effectively employ the TTPs necessary, in various scenarios.

  • Instructors and Training Management team may be asked to evaluate students’ performance and certify their competence in the skills they have been instructed in.


  • Shall have a minimum of 5 years’ Special Operations Forces experience; preferred candidate will have more than 5 years 18-Series SOF experience, and have battalion level experience.

  • Must possess previous instructor experience, with priority given to candidates with demonstrated SFARTAETC training and qualifications, but will consider other equivalent military training.

  • Must be a US Citizen.

  • Possess and maintain physical fitness & conditioning necessary to deliver this training.

  • Knowledgeable in SF operations, SOP’s, TTP’s that affect mission planning and understanding of operational environments.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and communicate effectively.

  • Extensive working knowledge of weapon systems and foreign weapons experience; especially Soviet weapons systems.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Range Operations.

  • Must possess strong skills in Orienteering/Land Navigation, practical exercises and common-task training, map reading, use and handling of compass.

  • Expansive knowledge of tactical medicine and communications.

  • Possess high personal standards of technical knowledge & professional competence in delivering course training material.

  • Demonstrate high levels of Perseverance and Personal Responsibility; working toward an end, with commitment and resolve.

  • Must be self-motivated and an autonomous self-starter; anticipating the tasks and acting accordingly.

  • Display professionalism at all times.

  • Must possess mature judgment skills, with studied opinions and ability to make sensible decisions based on personal experiences.

  • Adaptability and ability to think and solve problems in unconventional ways; recognize, understand and navigate multiple social and/or foreign networks; proactively shape the environment or circumstances in anticipation of desired outcomes.

  • Must be a strong leader who respects others and acknowledges diversity.

  • Romanian language skills, highly desired.

  • Must possess and maintain a Current SECRET security clearance.

Other Qualifications :

  • The deployments are generally up to 8 weeks and are to be conducted as unaccompanied tours, and are not conducted in active operational theatres.

  • Graduate of the Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC), an approved DoD Instructor Training Course (ITC), or other equivalent course (e.g. attended a TRADOC or Special Warfare Center & School (SWCS) approved instructor course) prior to instructing students, preferred.

  • The nature of the training requires high standards of mental and physical strength and agility.

  • All instructors will participate in training events in rough terrain that will require the ability to lift/carry 45 pounds, walk up mountainous terrain, walk up to several miles per day with a rucksack, and provide up to 8 consecutive hours of instruction.

  • Each instructor must be willing and able to perform in a variety of environmental conditions including:

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor

  • Cold

  • Heat

  • Rain

  • Snow

  • If Necessary, Extreme Inclement Weather

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit/Stand – Occasionally

  • Walk/Hike – Frequently

  • Bend or Stoop – Frequently

  • Drive /Reach Above – Occasionally

  • Use Hands for Push/Pulling or Fine Manipulation – Occasionally

  • Lift/Carry:

  • Up to 50 lbs. – Frequently

  • 50 to 100+ lbs. – Occasionally

  • Alternatively, each instructor may be asked to take and pass an age-appropriate U.S. Army Physical Training test.

Must possess and maintain a Current SECRET security clearance.

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Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS), Cubic Global Defense (CGD), and Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions worldwide. CGD is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. CMS provides networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities for defense, intelligence, security, and commercial missions. All three of our businesses provide innovative technology and an integrated approach to systems and services for government and commercial customers around the globe. This integration ensures our customers receive streamlined operations and strategy, cost-efficiency and speed to market.

Cubic was founded in San Diego, California in 1951 and has since built a global reputation for enhancing customer value. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $1.462 billion, Cubic is proud to have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employs 8,500+ people worldwide. To learn more about Cubic please watch the video at this link:


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