Engineering & Computer Simulations, Inc. (ECS) is currently seeking a Detainee Operations Trainer to provide support to the Mobilization Branch at Fort Bliss, Texas.

The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties and responsibilities may vary depending upon assignments and other factors.

Overview:  ECS has a requirement for Detainee Operations Trainers whose primary mission is to support for the First Army’s 5TH AR BDE, TF “Warhawg” at Fort Bliss, TX. Train, coach, and mentor First Army’s National Guard and Reserve mobilized units and US Army Active units on Detainee Operations and preparing units for complex and high visibility mission of managing detainee facilities in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and any other location deemed necessary. In addition to the primary mission to train and certify mobilizing Reserve Component units in support of US Army Southern Command (JTF Guantanamo Bay) and Afghanistan (OEF), the 5th AR BDE conducts critical, relevant, and realistic training in Detainee Operations providing invaluable experience to soldiers and leaders by exposing them to the most current detainee operations TTPs and critical training points. Trainers will assist the unit in the preparation and training of all detainee operations and provide rigorous individual and collective training. Provide candid and accurate training assessments based on law, policies, Army standard and/or Combatant Commander requirements. Trainers will assist the unit in the preparation and training of all detainee operations, to include all tasks outlined in the Law of War: Method of Instruction, and DoD Directives. Comprehensive understanding of Detainee Training Operations, Planning, Development, and Execution

Duties and Responsibilities (to include but not be limited to the following):

  • Assist the S-3 Operations Sergeant Major (SGM) with exercise Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
  • Assist the S-3 Operations SGM with Instructor and Observer Controller Training (OC/T) validation
  • Provide daily coverage of the training exercise and the Exercise Control Center
  • Provide personnel capable of advancing the Detainee Operations Training and Evaluation outlines utilized for training unit evaluation and providing appropriate instruction in that area
  • SME support to the creation of the Detainee Information Management System (DIMS) automated system
  • Provide personnel capable of conducting vetting sessions and issues training plan to all personnel involved with the training exercise
  • Provide personnel capable to assist in the development of medical injects in coordination with Task Force Medical Section
  • Provide personnel capable of developing detainee profiles in coordination with the Task Force S-2
  • Provide Counter-Insurgency Operations (COIN) instruction to the training unit
  • Prepare the Daily Mission Requirement Lists for the training unit during the exercise phase of training
  • Develop the Master Scenario Events List for exercises which include: emergency action plans, medical injects, COIN injects, points of concern for the training unit, and other events relative to the training mission (i.e. Detainee Operations, Police Transition Teams and Law and Order training)
  •  Certify soldiers on a memorandum for record detailing each training objective completed
  • Write Program of Instructions (POIs) and prepare classroom presentations
  • Develop COIN in Detainee Operations storylines in coordination with Task Force S-2
  • Write Exercise Operations Orders and Annexes to include unit manning requirements and schedule of calls
  • Write exercise Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Develop detainee profiles in coordination with the Task Force S-2


  • Must have a background in either Detainee Operations, the training and evaluation profession/discipline, or prior performance as an instructor in this area. Experience of not less than one year is required.
  • Must have no less than one (1) year experience in the creation of the Detainee Information Management System (DIMS) automated system.
  • Must have no less than two (2) years experience in conducting Vetting Sessions as well as raining program development, classroom management, training exercise management, training plan creation, or training exercise management.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years Military Medical Operations Experience or five (5) years civilian medical experience related to the TF Medical Mission.
  • Not less than one (1) year managing detainee, prisoner, prison, jail, or health care profiles in a military or civilian facility.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in all forms of live training (field training exercises, command post exercises, facility replication and detainee management exercises), constructive (simulation supported and driven incident injected exercises), and virtual (training devices designed to place the trainee in life-like situations and make decisions based on training received, and coaching provided) exercises.
  • Base knowledge of FM 350-41 (Training in Units), DoD Directive (5100. 77 DoD Law of War Program) FM 100-5 (Operations), FM 27-10 (The Law of Land Warfare), SMCT 21-1-1 (Soldier s Manual of Common Tasks), Operational Law Handbook (JA 422), Military Police Soldier Training Publications (STP 19-31E (Skill Level 1-4): STP 19E-31B(Skill Level 1-4)).
  • Constructive OC-T skills required
  • Instructor Certification required.
  • Individuals must possess the requisite skills and experience to perform the duties of coach, teacher, and mentor for staffs and key leaders from brigade through platoon level.
  • Microsoft Office skills (including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel (required). Ability to coordinate and conduct basic Staff Actions (required). Ability to prepare and conduct briefings (required). Ability to prepare and staff lessons learned documentation and staff papers.


  • Military Police (31B or 31E) experience preferable, and/or a senior non-commissioned and/or Warrant Officer.
  • Experience in integrating Live, Virtual, and Constructive techniques and methods into the Program of Instruction.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret clearance
  • All candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening per ECS requirements.


CAC/Government Access Card Required

Job Location

el paso, TX

United States