Company Overview

For 30 years, clients in the private and public sectors have relied upon SOS International LLC (SOSi) for critical operations in the world’s most challenging environments. SOSi is privately held, was founded by its current ownership in 1989, maintains corporate headquarters in Reston, VA, and specializes in providing logistics, construction, training, intelligence, and information technology solutions to the defense, diplomatic, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

All interested individuals will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or protected veteran status. SOSi takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance diversity and inclusion of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

1-190715-9316: Electronic Warfare Strategic Communications Planner (EWSCP)
LocationOverseas - Afghanistan
Open Date7/15/2019

SOSi is seeking an Electronic Warfare Strategic Communications Planner (PSCP) for a full-time position supporting our United States Government (USG) customer.  The PSYOP Planner serves as a civilian counterpart to Military Information Support Operations (MISO) Officers working with senior military personnel to plan for, develop and execute information operations. This position reports to the Operations Manager.


  • Works as part of a high level team of MISO, IO, MILDEC, and analysts to provide planning input regarding EW effects, capabilities, and authorities; coordinates with external agencies to support customer mission requirements
  • Assists in long term and short term planning of EW activities that support USG strategic objectives Provides research and insight to support delivery of EW effects
  • Incorporates assessments in EW planning process
  • Produces Operation Plans (OPLANs), Operation Orders (OPORDs), Fragmentation Orders (FRAGOs), white papers, and other military documents as required
  • Prepares and presents briefs for senior USG and military officials, and Afghan Government leaders; work products must be of General Officer or Senior Executive level quality
  • Liaises with representatives from various governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • As a liaison, synchronize, de-conflict between supported organization and other IO related agencies
  • Serves a continuity for supported organization
  • DOD TOP SECRET with SCI eligibility security clearance
  • Must possess experience at tactical, operational, and strategic levels
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in Strategic Communication/IO/PSYOP/MISO disciplines with the U.S. military, and have held the rank or equivalent of O-3/GS-12.  Minimum of 10+ years of experience and having held the rank/grade or equivalent of E-7/GS-9 also qualify 
  • At least three of the qualifying five years of experience must be with EW
  • Familiarity with Military Decision Making Process (MDMP)
  • Current or previous support to the USCENTCOM AOR desired
  • Must have working proficiency in Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, and Word
  • Proficient operating required computer and communications equipment, including standard word processing, graphic presentation, spreadsheet and email software
  • Work cooperatively with the U.S. military, other U.S. governmental agencies, and their counterparts from the international community represented in Afghanistan 
  • Organize and properly prioritize work assignments and function well in an environment that requires constant multi-tasking - and often long hours
  • Excellent written, oral, briefing, interpersonal and technical skills


  • Fluency in a foreign language


  • Live and work daily with Coalition Forces in austere conditions across Afghanistan  
  • Function effectively and efficiently in a combat zone, during extended periods of high pressure and stress