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Military/Defense Strategist


Work Location: Work from home with occasional travel. 

Inspirata Consulting, LLC (Inspirata) is currently seeking a Military/Defense Strategist to join our growing team. This strategist will provide support to the development of concepts for stability operations. The strategist will also: 

  • Work closely with Army/DoD stakeholders operating in peacekeeping, stability operations, and irregular warfare. 

  • Develop an understanding of the needs of the clients and stakeholders and translating those into concepts and frameworks for doctrine and implementation. 

  • Conduct comprehensive academic literature and document review in applicable security force assistance, irregular warfare, stability operations, and peacekeeping concepts, case studies, and history. 

  • Develop concepts and frameworks for the conduct of defense support to stabilization efforts. 

  • Author and review reports on military concepts. 

  • Prepare implementation plans and briefings for senior military and civilian leaders in the Army and DoD. 

  • Facilitate stakeholder design sessions, focus groups, and interviews. 

  • Create and maintain a list of change requests and defects to existing and proposed frameworks and concepts 

  • Attend all project and production support meetings to provide issues resolutions and guidance to the development, quality assurance, and production support teams. 

  • Recommend methods to refine current processes. 

  • Develop reports using MS Word, SharePoint, MS Excel data sets, MS Teams, and Power BI. 


Required Skills

  • Master’s degree in security studies or similar discipline (PhD preferred). 

  • 7+ years of stabilization experience to include knowledge of stability operations in joint planning processes (Joint Operational Planning Process, Concept Development, and JCIDS) required as demonstrated by previous successful military experience. A highly qualified candidate would possess a minimum of 10 years of experience, and an exceptional candidate would possess 15 or more years of experience. 

  • 2 years of experience assigned to, or supporting, the Joint Staff or OSD, and experience in joint concept development and in stability design. 

  • 2+ years of experience in planning and execution with interagency partners. 

  • 5+ years of experience providing IT/business analytical support in a federal consulting environment. 

  • Professional Military Education level MEL 4. 

  • Experienced verbal communication skills demonstrated by broad experience in leading facilitated discussions (among stabilization stakeholders regarding operational, strategic, and institutional challenges) and preparing documents/reports for use in joint decision making.  

  • Professional understanding of the Joint Force Development and Design processes and procedures, as outlined in CJCSI 3030.01 dated 3 Dec 2019, and effective staffing. 

  • Experienced written communications skills demonstrated via past performance as the lead author of operational concepts, directives, and/or analytical reports on the same level as the required prospectus. 

  • SECRET security clearance. 



We are proud to be a certified service-disabled veteran and women-own small business with decades of experience achieving critical missions for the Department of Defense and other Federal Government agencies. We are a leading provider specializing in a broad array of services, from Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation (AM&E), Research, Program Management and Operations, to Information Technology (IT) support. 

Our balanced approach to achieving lasting solutions is centered around our people, culture, and helping our clients achieve their mission. We pride ourselves on guiding organizations and agencies with innovative thinking and creating real relationships with our clients. 

 Below are a few of our key differentiators: 

  • We’re dedicated to bringing together professionals from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, experiences, and approaches. 

  • We are always on the move. From helping military members make the challenging transition to the private sector after a life of military service to 24-four Ragnar relay races to learning new skills, and so much more. 

  • We love celebrating the big (and small) moments in each other's lives from milestone birthdays to becoming U.S. Citizens and so much more.  

  • We want our employees to have the opportunity to grow and be part of a company that is making a lasting contribution to our customers.  

  • We personally review each and every application. 



  • 401K 

  • Medical 

  • Dental 

  • Vision 

  • Educational Benefits  

  • Yearly Bonuses 

  • Paid Time Off 

  • Paid Holidays 


Diversity & Inclusion

Inspirata celebrates diversity and is proud to provide Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetics, disability, or protected veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, Inspirata complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. 

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