Professional Solutions, LLC

MCTOG Actor/Role Player

US-CA-29 Palms
3 weeks ago
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Actor/Role Player candidates generally plays one of several roles of various indigenous people during execution of various training exercises. Roles will vary from US Government roles (Department of State dignitaries and on-site team members), foreign governmental officials, military members, Host-Nation indigenous personnel and various Non-governmental Organizations.


In specified instances, role players must possess foreign language skills (speaking, reading and writing) to support Information Warfare, MISO Provide direct support to and coordinate with MCTOG Exercise Design, Intel (HUMINT, SIGINT, Ground), Cyberspace, Social Media Analysis and News Media Replication, Network Engagement, Threat Emulation, Operational Logistics, and simulation SMEs/teams for the planning, preparation, and design of courses and exercises


The candidate must have the ability to operate effectively under pressure adhering to the ProSol Core Values of Agility: rapid adaptation to the changing requirements and environment of our clients; Excellence: Service quality that exceeds the expectations of our clients; Integrity: Accountability and honesty−always doing the right thing; and Long Term Commitment: Unquestioned loyalty and dedication to our clients, partners and employees.


Actors/Role Players may provide white cell role-playing in a realistic, simulated environment primarily to members of the United States Marine Corps during exercises in support of the Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) mission.


The candidates may aid social media development and to include various scripted and improvisational roles of members of the exercise region’s general populace and officials, insurgents, police, and army or other military personnel.


Key Accountabilities

  • Present Interagency, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), and Multi-National role players simultaneously and continuously to each TMIC audience (3) and Exercise Control (1).
  • Expert knowledge in organizational mission and culture, structure, capabilities and TTPs for the Interagency, NGO or MNSF being represented.
  • Interagency, Multi-National role-player replicates host nation military or law enforcement and is key to transition from kinetic to stability operations.
  • Convincingly recreate the familial, political, religious, cultural and economic relationships reflected in the applicable community.
  • Interpret and portray an assigned role; invent a realistic persona for the role based on personal knowledge and experience of village life, language and culture; remain in character for the duration of the training exercises (except during meals, breaks and uninterrupted rest periods).
  • While in character, apply independent judgment, creativity and improvisation to achieve the highest possible cultural realism in the training environment.
  • Dress in costume appropriate to role.
  • Perform interpretations of emotions, actions appropriate to situations defined using, body movements, facial expressions and gestures.
  • While in character and within the broad parameters defined by MCTOG Exercise Control personnel initiate, participate in and react to various scenarios in and around the trainee population, including but not limited to the following:
    • Consistently and actively engage trainees in the prescribed persona throughout the training scenario.
    • If required by role, speak the required language and act in a manner consistent with the assigned role.
    • Improvise convincingly realistic responses to actions of military trainees.
  • Evaluate and respond realistically to actions of other role players.
  • Improvise convincing reactions to changing and unscripted military character and trainee movements within the training environment.
  • Interpret assigned role; invent a realistic persona for the role based on personal knowledge.
  • Improvise convincing reactions to changing and unscripted military character and trainee movements within the training environment.
  • Conducting stability operations in an interagency and civil-military environment.  
  • Required presence IAW 3.2.2.b (1 week prior & throughout exercise). 
  • Provide interagency support for one, week-long exercise writing conference.  
  • Contributes to exercise orders, CONOPs, and operations process cycles across all six warfighter functions and social media.


  • Possess relevant knowledge of stabilization operations, international law, community development and humanitarian assistance through (actual experience preferred).
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of the respective organization assigned to represent to deliver a realistic role player performance.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills and understand military terminology and acronyms.
  • Must be able to work efficiently in a military staff environment that requires coordination both internal to MCTOG and externally with TECOM and other stakeholders.
  • Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects and have a strong attention for detail.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work/military experience required.
  • 5-8 years of directly related NGO or multinational military/security forces experience required.
  • General military knowledge is required by all; HNSF role player(s) must possess understanding of countries/Services typically allied with (i.e. : UK Royal Marines, Dutch Marines, and ROK Marines). 
  • Must meet DoDI 8570.1-M Information Assurance workforce program requirements for Information Assurance Technician level 2.
  • Well-versed in TTPs, strategies and capabilities of NGOs, allied countries, and HNSFs. 
  • Must possess excellent oral and written skills to include the ability to listen and interpret messages correctly.
  • Certified as an instructor in a conflict assessment framework by US AID’s Office of Civil-Military Cooperation.
  • Thorough familiarity with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency in the designated language (Native proficiency) is required.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

Security Clearance


Physical Demands

  • Garrison work environment.
  • Good physical conditioning and stamina required.
  • Regularly in-character 9 hours during a day. Regularly stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to see and read written documentation, and to hear and understand speech at normal room levels.
  • Instructor is required to stand during course presentations, interspersed by periods of walking, bending, carrying papers and books, and extensive periods requiring the use of computer terminals to accomplish work objectives.
  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in austere conditions with temperature and environmental conditions experienced in the High Desert.


As needed to support the role/mission/exercise

Standard Work Hours

  • Routine work schedule: M-F 0700 to 1700. 
  • Occasional extended working hours will be required to meet deadlines.

Travel Expectations

  • N/A

Travel Schedule

  • N/A


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