ISS-J II Captured Enemy Material Subject Matter Expert (CEM SME)

Job Locations US-NC-Fort Bragg
Regular Full-Time
Top Secret/SCI


Illuminate Mission Solutions seeks exceptionally qualified individuals to serve as Captured Enemy Material Subject Matter Expert (CEM SME) to support a USSOCOM contract.  The CEM SME shall participate in the exploitation and analysis of CEM related documents and media. CEM SME shall have in-depth analytic skills to identify, assess, and report on enemy capabilities and tactics in support of target development and warning and the production of all­ source strategic, operational, and tactical intelligence analysis. CEM SMEs require the ability coordinate and collaborate across the intelligence community.

Intelligence SMEs shall possess SME-level skill-sets in the specific intelligence disciplines with demonstrated experience and results to include knowledge of training requirements, mission requirements, with the ability to communicate accurately and effectively with USSOCOM senior leadership and customers. Subject matter expertise is necessary to assist the USSOCOM staff and subordinate or associated organizations to identify and assist in the development of prudent courses of action (COAs), recommend priorities, train members of the team, and employ technical knowledge for the long-term benefit to USSOCOM operations.

Employees must maintain global readiness and be available to deploy on a no-notice basis to hazardous duty/combat zones. Deployments may be to a theater of operations with permissive, uncertain, or hostile environments while living in austere conditions for extended periods.


The CEM SMEs prepare and provide briefings and assessments to U.S. national and foreign intelligence consumers, the Intelligence Community, DoD, and other US government officials as appropriate on CEM intelligence issues. CEM SMEs shall produce intelligence products associated with researching, analyzing, evaluating, and publishing routine intelligence studies, plans, and or products. Collaborates with analysts throughout DoD and the Intelligence Community on forecasts and assessments in assigned area of responsibility. Contributes to the maintenance of a variety of manual and automated databases of relevant intelligence information to support on-going and projected research products.


Captured Enemy Material Subject Matter Expert (CEM SME) shall  possess the following qualifications:


  • The CEM SME shall have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience performing analytical intelligence related operations while serving in an Intelligence Task Force, National Intelligence Support Team, National Military Joint Intelligence Center, Combatant Command, or a non-DoD equivalent Inter-Agency (IA) operational community.
  • The CEM SME shall have not less than five (5) years of operational analysis in their analytical field. Two (2) years of experience in a managerial level position in support of special operations, and combat overseas tours with a Special Missions Unit (SMU) and SOF in an operational environment providing a direct analysis support function is highly desired.
  • The CEM SME shall have advanced skill-sets with the Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze and Disseminate (F3EAD) targeting methodology to include broad knowledge of additional intelligence disciplines and significant demonstrable experience in their field capable of leading analytical efforts culminating in products.
  • The CEM SME shall have advanced skill-sets with the Intelligence Cycle, High Value Individuals (HVI) Targeting, Social Network Analysis, Patterns of Life Analysis, Sensitive Sit Exploitation (SSE) and data-at-rest.
  • The CEM SME shall have employed their expert knowledge and understanding of analytical theory, doctrine, rules, regulations, directives, systems, concepts, methodologies and relevant skills related to intelligence operations.
  • The CEM SME shall have expert knowledge of applying tradecraft, tools, and methods to collect, analyze, and integrate complex information related to targeting.
  • Current Top Secret clearance and SCI eligible.
  • Must possess a valid US passport
  • Must be able to pass all pre-deployment requirements including a medical, dental, psychological, background, credit, and security screens as deemed necessary to be considered deployable.
  • Must be able to obtain all required immunizations deemed necessary by the contract.




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