DMI Job Opportunities (Information Current as of 30JUL18)
Attention: DMI Offers Fully Funded One Year Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) positions, as well as, Direct Hire positions for immediate fill.
What It Means to Work in DMI:
DMI Mission: The Department of Military Instruction trains, educates and inspires the Corps of Cadets in the foundational military competencies necessary to win in a complex world by providing sequential and progressive military training and leadership development experiences to develop cadets into commissioned leaders of character who embrace their roles as United States Army officers and for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army.
DMI focuses its efforts primarily in two places: instruction of Military Science and Defense and Strategic Studies during the academic year and field training for cadets during the summer. Every officer and Non-Commissioned Officer can expect to teach Military Science during the academic year and support field training during the summer. Additionally, officers and NCOs can expect to serve in any of the following key leadership positions:
· DMI XO
· DMI Strategic Planner
· Cadet Summer Training BDE S3 (CST S3)
· CST S4
· CST Course Directors/Detail BN S3s
o Cadet Leader Development Training (CLDT)
o Cadet Field Training (CFT)
o Cadet Basic Training (CBT)
o Cadet Candidate Basic Training (CCBT or USMA Predatory School)
· Military Science Course Directors for MS100, MS200, MS300
· Military Science Instructor
· Branch Group Advisors (Branch Reps)
· Sandhurst Competition OIC
· Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD) Selection OIC
· Staff and Faculty Leader Training Program (LTP) OIC
· AASLT School OIC
· CLDT III OIC at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (RMAS)
· Branch Week S3
· Branch Week S4
· DMI Club OICs
We encourage interested candidates to explore the DMI page to learn more about the organization and potential opportunities.
Who DMI Hires:
DMI primarily hires all incoming officers through the Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS) program. We traditionally hire a few direct hire positions annually and will therefore continue to look for highly qualified personnel to pull directly from the force. We require an advanced degree for potential candidates in this category, in addition to a strong record of military performance. DMI continues to hire NCOs directly from the force. There is no advanced degree program established at this time for incoming NCOs, but opportunities still exist.
DMI values diversity and looks to hire from a variety of backgrounds and branches as most positions are Branch Immaterial (01A) and Combat Arms Immaterial (02A).
Available positions for Academic Year 2019/20 (arrive summer 2019 Durect Hire or to start Grad Degree/ACS):
Direct fill officers: Currently Three (3): WP Simulations Center Director (LTC/FA57); Logistician / Trainer (CPT/90A); Branch Rep / Accessions Officer (CPT/02A); additional positions pending.
Advanced Civil School (ACS) Officer: Seven (7) CPT-MAJ
Currently West Point has agreements with:
· NOTE: See the “Final Note and additional resources” section below for more information about the acceptable Academic Discipline Codes and additional anticipated programs authorized for DMI)
Direct fill NCO: 5 x MS Instructors (SFC); 1x MS Instructor and S4 NCOIC (SFC); 1x MS Instructor / Accessions NCOIC (SFC); 1 x Land / Ammo NCO (SSG).
Civilian Instructors: None
Qualification: All Officer Positions are CPT/MAJ fills in YG 2005-2013, all NCO positions are SFC/MSG fills.
Assignment length: Minimum of three years including one year ACS with a maximum of four year total when combined with one year ACS.
DMI ACS & Direct Hire Application Process:
DMI (Non-DSS) Officer candidate applications are managed two ways:
1) Preferred Method - Directly through the DMI Hiring Committee which allows applicants to communicate and submit packet requirements directly to DMI. To do so, send an email to DMIapplications@usma.edu with a copy of your ORB/SRB and availability date. Then when prompted, send the required documents listed below.
2) Alternate Method - Through the Web-Enabled Selection and Tracking (W.E.S.T.) system. Officers can create a W.E.S.T. file at the link: https://ams-external.usma.edu/apps/dean/inbound/interest/interest.cfm
Minimum Documents Required in W.E.S.T:
· Last five OERs to include all your most recent Key Development OERs (KD positions IAW DA PAM 600-3) (if KD OER is not available candidates are highly encouraged to obtain an endorsement letter from their senior rater)
· Current APFT scorecard (within the last 12 months)
· Undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts
· Current DA Photo
· Informal Photo
· GRE scores or GMAT scores (no older than 5 years)
· Letter of intent addressed to COL William B. Ostlund, Director, Department of Military Instruction on “Why you think you are a good fit for DMI and how you will use this opportunity to enable DMI’s success?"
All candidates desiring consideration as an Academic Year 2019/20 (summer 2019 direct hire or ACS start) hire must have complete packets submitted directly to the DMI Application Committee or uploaded into W.E.S.T. NLT 10AUG18.
***Please direct all DMI job opportunity or application questions to DMIapplications@usma.edu and we will get back to you at earliest opportunity***
Annually, DMI has the ability to allocate up to a total of two officers and/or Non-commissioned officers to attend ELDP at Columbia University. These officers and/or Non-commissioned officers are selected from those already serving in DMI. The intent behind this opportunity is to provide DMI with a planner(s) to facilitate academic course integration of the military programs across military science and training. If selected, the individual will attend ELDP at Columbia in an assigned cohort in the summer of 2019.
· AR 621-1 Training of Military Personnel at Civilian Institutions
DMI requirements to apply:
· Must have at least one year remaining on station following the completion of ELDP.
· IAW AR 621-1 3-3 f. Minimum academic requirements. Completed Baccalaureate Degree with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
o If an officer holds more than one completed baccalaureate degree, the highest GPA will be considered.
o Minimum Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is 153 verbal, 144 quantitative and 4.0 (analytical), and for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) minimum score must be 500.
o Waivers may be granted by CG, HRC (AHRC–OPL–L), on a case by case basis for examinations or GPAs, but not both.
o Test results must not be more than 5 years from the date tested. (Provide copy of transcripts and test score results).
· No derogatory information in personnel file.
· Letter of intent addressed to COL William B. Ostlund, Director, Department of Military Instruction on “Why you think you are a good fit for DMI and how you will use this opportunity to enable DMI’s success?”
· See AR 621-1 and the ELDP website above for additional requirements for Advanced Civil Schooling and admission requirements for ELDP.
Defense & Strategic Studies (DSS)
The Defense & Strategic Studies (DSS) program under DMI also has approximately 2-3 ACS opportunities annually in a variety of disciplines that support their mission to teach cadets the following courses:
DS320 – Landpower
DS385 – Sustaining the Force
DS350 – Military Communication
DS460 – Counterinsurgency
DS470 – Military Strategy
DS455 – Comparative Military Systems
DS360 – Special Ops/Low Intensity Conflict
DS497 - Defense and Strategic Studies Capstone
DS345 – Military Innovation
For officers interested in DSS ACS opportunities (start grad school in the fall of 2020, report to USMA summer of 2022), W.E.S.T. applications must be complete by 1 DEC 18.
Minimum documents required in W.E.S.T.:
· A copy of last five OERs to include company command; if a command OER is not available, the officer is highly encouraged to get an memorandum of endorsement memorandum from their senior rater.
· Current APFT scorecard
· Undergraduate transcripts; graduate transcripts if applicable
· GRE scores (no older than 5 years)
· Current DA photo
· Informal photo
· 2-3 Letters of Recommendation (comments focused on potential to do outstanding work at a top American university and be an effective college-level instructor)
· Letter of Intent (why you want to join DMI/DSS) addressed to:
LTC Nathaniel B. Davis
Director, Defense and Strategic Studies Program
The hiring board for ACS candidates takes place throughout the month of December with notifications to the officer NLT early February.
Final Note and additional resources
Note 1: Resident ILE is a critical planning factor for those interested in pursuing ACS and teaching at USMA. In most cases, ILE deferments have been approved to ensure officers complete at least a two year utilization at USMA, however this is not guaranteed.
Note 2: If not chosen for ACS, candidates are still encouraged to compete for a Direct Fill position.
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