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We are currently recruiting for a Foreign and Domestic Travel Specialist in support of The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to provide the CG’s office with Foreign and Domestic travel coordination. The Government will not exercise any supervision or control over contractor and/or subcontractor personnel performing the services herein. The travel specialist will be accountable solely to the Contractor who, in turn is responsible to the Government. The travel specialist is to coordinate travel to many different locations both Continental United States (CONUS) and Outside Contiguous United States (OCONUS). The primary purpose of this task is to manage, plan, coordinate, and integrate arrangements required for official travel by the Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command (CDRUSSOCOM) and his team (approximately 25 personnel) which may include but is not limited to: The Commander (CDR), his Personal Security Detail (PSD), the Commander Action Group (CAG), Executive Officer (XO), Aide de Camp (ADC), Enlisted Aid (EA), Communication Team (J6), Counter-Intelligence Team (J2), Political Advisor (POLAD), Spouse, etc. The travel specialist will serve as a Foreign and Domestic Travel Specialist (Trip Planner/coordinator), and will perform all of the requirements as described in this SOW. Looking for cultural fit with a high-performance organization, committed to excellence with great growth opportunities.

 Location: HQ USSOCOM, MacDill AFB, FL

Security Clearance: Ability to attain Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance

 Job Qualifications

  • 5 years of travel planning/coordinating experience with experience supporting GO/FO personnel and protocol experience
  • Knowledge of foreign clearance guidance necessary to coordinate, process, and manage travel.
  • Knowledge of scheduling MILAIR and coordinating travel with Embassies
  • Ability to attain Top Secret – Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance


  • Coordinates multi-dimensional effort to develop detailed planning, and real-time execution of the foreign and domestic travel program for the CDRUSSOCOM.
  • Determines authorization and clearance requirements for overseas flights and any Government-to-Government restrictions or special considerations.
  • Schedule and brief action officer (AO) level trip synchronization meetings
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall Brief General Officer (GO) level trip synchronization meetings with the Commanding General (CG), XO, ADC, and CAG
  • Coordinate with CG’s travel team and XO to establish which personnel will be traveling on a given trip
  • Coordinate with and submit DV airlift requests to HQ USAF/A3M
  • Coordinate ground transportation for CG’s travel team
  • Coordinate lodging requirements for the CG’s travel team
  • Update CG’s calendar with movement times
  • Create, update, and distribute travel itinerary
  • Submit security clearance requests for CG’s travel team as required
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall manage and track CG’s and travel team passport and visa information
  • Prepare all applications for initial, replacement, second passport and visa requirements as required
  • Obtain specific customs procedures and entry requirements at travel locations for CG’s travel team
  • Submit and track Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS) requests for CG’s travel team
  • Create/prepare DTS orders and vouchers for CG’s travel team
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall create Invitational Travel Authorization Spouse orders (as required)
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall resolve DTS administrative deficiency resulting from travel changes or interruptions on behalf of the staff
  • Prepare NATO orders for CG’s travel team as required
  • Coordinate space/rooms for CG’s communications personnel and equipment requirements during travel engagements
  • Coordinate with Aircrew for contact information, passenger list, and on-board meal options
  • Coordinate with medical for immunization/lab requirements, schedule medical threat briefings, and request medical facility information at travel locations
  • Coordinate with USSOCOM/J2 and/or NGA to obtain a copy for AOR map
  • Coordinate with USSOCOM POLAD on proposed trip locations
  • Coordinate with Public Health on Public Health requirements for CG’s travel party
  • Coordinate all CG’s travel related Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs) with USSOCOM resource advisor
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall register CG’s travel team for conferences as required
  • Update CG’s travel mileage tracker
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall determine weapon and protective gear requirements for CG’s travel team based on travel location
  • With coordination through the COR, contractor shall obtain pre-ordered meal selections from the CG’s travel team prior to departure (as required)
  • Obtain communications equipment entry permission letter from Embassies at travel locations
  • Prepare Monthly Movement Message

Benefits include:

  • 401K Matching Plan
  • PTO and Holiday
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

If you are interested in a very well-compensated, empowered, and fulfilling position, while making a positive impact at a high level of significance, we encourage you to submit your resume/cv to