General Instructor

Career Area: Security Domestic
City: Nutley
State: New Jersey
Country: United States
Job Description

BL-Academi JV, LLC is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA’s) approved Mentor Protégé Program joint venture (JV) between Big Lake 2, LLC (Protégé) and Academi Training Center, LLC (mentor). Together Big Lake 2 and Academi offer our clients comprehensive security solutions and training services at highly competitive rates.

Academi Training Center, LLC is a part of the Constellis family of companies and was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA.

BL-Academi JV, LLC seeks General Soldiering Skills Instructors with prior and relevant deployed experience in uncertain or hostile operating environments such as; Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, or New dawn. Applicants should possess general soldiering skills, ground combat focused, expeditionary and contingency skills required to survive and operate within a combat zone, hostile and/or austere environment. Ground combat and soldiering skills direct experience are further defined as the following; prior experience conducting convoy operations (route planning and attack recognition), mounted and dismounted combat operations, permissive and non-permissive environments, key leader engagements, basic land navigation (map reading, lensatic compass, & GPS), basic ground combat fire and maneuver concepts, escalation of force, force protection and antiterrorism measures, individual and small unit tactics, weapons handling & manipulation, foreign weapons, troop movements, resupply operations, and contingency field operating environments where limited infrastructure exists. Ground combat focused military occupational specialties (MOS) such as; 11B US Army Infantryman, 11C US Army Indirect Fire Infantryman, 13J US Army Fire Control Specialist, 0311 Rifleman, USMC, 0331 Machine Gunner, USMC, 341 Mortarman, USMC, 0351 Infantry Assault Marine, USMC, 0352 Antitank Missile Gunner, USMC, 0365 Infantry Squad Leader, USMC, and 0369 Infantry Unit Leader, USMC (similar MOS, AFSC or NEC applicants are welcome).

Candidates must be able to teach various ground combat focused blocks on instruction and provide real world examples of direct experience where the instructor utilized similar tactics in uncertain and hostile environments. General instructors shall also be responsible for transporting students, training area setup, use, reconstitution, and inventory of training devices and pyrotechnics used during daily training. Candidates with prior USAF Expeditionary Center’s, Expeditionary Operations School (EOS) instructional experience are highly desired. Additional details are summarized below:


  • Serves as General Fieldcraft Instructor and relates prior contingency ground combat skills operations experience to expeditionary operations school participants
  • Prior OCONUS deployment experience in support of one of the following military campaigns; Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Freedoms Sentinel (OFS), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation New Dawn (OND) and the Islamic State Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR)
  • Provides advice, recommendations, and guidance regarding the planning, execution and reconstitution of training assets
  • Has demonstrated experience with pre-deployment training issues and practices; provides solutions, alternatives and ancillary support to ensure EOS clients receive required training to meet mobilization and/or deployment milestones
  • Provides dynamic and holistic ground combat training services and other EOS Fieldcraft training services (medical and high threat driving) support to enable USAF EOS students to operate in dynamic permissive and non-permissive environments
  • Proactively identify problems, challenges and obstacles related to daily operations; determines accuracy and relevancy of information, communicates frequently with EOS leadership, subordinates and laterally with other training counterparts and takes prompt action to correct deficiencies, substandard performance and other issues as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associates Degree with a minimum of 4 years ground combat operations experience in any of the above listed MOS’s or similar NEC or AFSC’s
  • Prior military experience in deployed combat environments including permissive and non-permissive operating environments such as; Operation Enduring Freedom, operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization; previous instructor certification course highly desired
  • Proficient using MS Office Suite of programs (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) and adobe acrobat (PDF files)
  • Authorized to possess a firearm(s) pursuant to Title 18 U.S.C. 922 (Lautenberg Amendment) and possesses the mental and physical capacity to instruct, qualify on and maintain currency in the Air Force small arms qualification standards for Arming Groups A,B and C (see AFMAN 36-2655).
  • Ability to move and use explosive training aids during various contingency training blocks of instruction. Can identify and stop any unsafe acts observed during training, including use of explosive simulators and smoke producing devices
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion.
  • Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process and ability to closely monitor student safety during high-risk training operations involving the use of explosives
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to provide continued, uninterrupted support to assigned projects, clients and/or programs
  • Must be able to attend and successfully pass the USAF EOS instructional methods course, academic instructor’s course. Must also attend and maintain additional training qualification such as, but not limited to; Ft. Dix Range card with RSO duties, CPR, basic first aid and AED, instructor job qualifications standards (JQS), etc


With operations across every major continent our team provides a wide array of opportunities for individuals looking to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships across key government agencies and blue chip commercial customers. With more than 21,000 personnel worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, we leverage our employees’ ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Our extensive operational expertise is augmented by our intimate knowledge of economies, communities and cultures. As a result, we share a willingness to support complex operations in some of the world’s most demanding places.


Work is based in a busy training environment and subject to frequent interruptions. In addition to work in a classroom setting, frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required by established Company Safety standards and USAF client requirements. Normal work hours are Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 6:00PM, however some extended night, weekend or holiday hours are required, and work schedule will vary. Candidates will be required to possess a valid current driver’s license and will be assigned to support training at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst (JBMDL) near Camden, New Jersey.


Must be physically capable of lifting and carry 50 lbs. unassisted and running 500 feet (not simultaneously). Requires standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Requires intermittent sitting, walking, running, climbing, squatting, stretching, bending and kneeling. Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.