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.

1-190515-8988: PSYOP Strategic Communications Planner
LocationOverseas - Afghanistan
Open Date8/5/2019

SOSi is seeking a PSYOP Strategic Communications Planner (SC) Planner for a full-time position supporting our United States Government (USG) customer.  The PSYOP SC Planner serves as a civilian counterpart to senior military personnel to plan for, develop and execute strategic communications plans.  This position reports to the Senior Strategic Communications Planner. 


  • Serves as a planner and advisor to U.S. and Coalition MISO and IO Officers
  • Assists in long term and short term planning of MISO and IO that support USG strategic objectives
  • Provides research and insight to support target audience analysis and product development
  • Incorporates assessments in MISO 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


  • Active DOD SECRET; TOP SECRET w/ SCI eligibility is preferred; willingness to submit for TS SCI is required
  • Must possess a minimum 5 years of experience working in Strategic Communications, Information Operations, or PSYOP disciplines with the U.S. military and have held the rank or equivalent of O-3/GS-12 OR minimum of 10 years of experience and have held the rank/grade or equivalent of E-7/GS-9
  • Three (3) years of qualifying experience must be in PSYOP
  • Must have an understanding of MISO processes and authorities, the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP), and the Joint Operational Planning Process (JOPP)
  • Possess a strong understanding of the culture, history, and geography of Afghanistan
  • Current or previous support to the USCENTCOM AOR desired
  • Must have working proficiency in Microsoft Office Power Point, Excel, and Word
  • Ability to 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 foreign language


  • Willing to live and work in Afghanistan in shared living quarters and function effectively in a region designated as a hazardous duty area
  • Travel outside secure compounds independent of Coalition Forces, as required