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(POC) — The Washington Post recently reported that "more than 500 retired U.S. military personnel — including scores of generals and admirals — have taken lucrative jobs since 2015 working for foreign governments." They also claimed that some of the countries are known for human rights abuses and political repression.

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Working overseas has never been more appealing for travelers, but you may wonder if it’s the right fit for you. To help you decide whether you should take that job, check out these benefits of working abroad.

Currently, there are over 10,000 open military contract positions around the globe among several job industries. Whether your interest lies in Security & Protection, Maintenance & Facilities, Intelligence, Training & Teaching, or anywhere in between, there’s a good chance you have a role.

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security clearance

security clearance

Any person who has worked or will work overseas for an organization that requires access to restricted information more than likely has or will need a security clearance of some type.

The largest source of individuals with security clearances is the military population. Once this group finishes their military career, most pack up their uniforms and security clearance to look for civilian jobs. There is over 200,000 military personnel transitioning out of the service each year. These separated military members seek employment in commercial defense-related fields where they can utilize their expert military training and technical skills.

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The United States Government employs thousands of individual private and defense contractors every year to work overseas. The Department of Defense, State Department, USAID, and various military branches employ these companies to contract with and employ thousands of people as construction, security personnel, IT specialists, logistics, administrators, food service, doctors, accountants, etc.

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During the Iraq war, private defense contractors providing security and support outnumbered troops on the ground at points. Contractors can enhance US military capacity but also entail risks. US experience with private security contractors holds several key lessons.

Over 20 years after the war began, the Iraq war might best be remembered as America’s most privatized military engagement to

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PMSC

PMSCs

The restructuring and downsizing of offices and personnel within the Defense Department weakened key US oversight functions of PMSCs contracts with the Department. The Defense Department should re-appoint a senior official to oversee policy guidance, coordination within the Defense Department and other US Government agencies, and full implementation of legal and regulatory requirements regarding PMSC oversight. This official could also support efforts to strengthen international standards and national laws on PMSCs. It makes the most sense to be within the Office of the Under Secretary for Defense for Acquisition and

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contractors

Professional Overseas Contractors

Contractor Personnel Supporting U.S. Armed Forces Deployed Outside the United States

Contractors authorized to accompany the Force, or CAAF, means contractor personnel, including all tiers of subcontractor personnel, who are authorized to accompany U.S. Armed Forces in applicable operations and have been afforded CAAF status through a letter of authorization. CAAF generally includes all U.S. citizen and third-country national employees not normally

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Ukraine

Ukraine

Veterans from those countries' militaries have also gone to Ukraine to help train Ukrainian forces. Andy Milburn, a 31-year US Marine Corps veteran, is in Ukraine leading one of those training efforts.

As Russia's war in Ukraine nears the three-month mark, Moscow has failed to achieve any of its primary objectives. Russian forces have suffered humiliating defeats and taken high casualties and are now focusing their efforts on a much smaller part of eastern Ukraine.

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The Benefits of Working Overseas

Post Date: May 17, 2022 | Category: Hiring Information

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As you dream about your next position overseas, know that there are some great benefits.

You’ll have the opportunity to see more of the world. The pay is typically very good. Often, there are additional funds to help with your movement overseas and allowances to assist in covering the basic cost of living.

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contractors, Ukraine, support

contractors, Ukraine, support

The United States and NATO have recently ramped up their support to Ukraine by providing major weapon systems in addition to the munitions and supplies they have been providing from the beginning of the conflict. These systems―artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, tracked vehicles―will enhance Ukrainian capabilities for the ongoing fight in the east, and, perhaps, for an eventual counteroffensive. However, the maintenance and training demands of these particular systems, which the Ukrainian military has never used before, will overwhelm Ukraine's ability to cope. The next step in U.S. aid should be, and likely will be, provide battlefield contractors in Ukraine to maintain these systems and train Ukrainians on their use.

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When you apply for a security clearance you find the process has become a little longer than in the past. Some clearances may take up to a year or more. You may find yourself frequently asking your security officer for the status of your security clearance. And you may find yourself wondering what those statuses mean. Here are the most common security clearance statuses your security officer will see in the system of record:

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private military contractor

private military contractor

Foreign military contractors say they are not fighting in Ukraine period.

Most are being approached to help NGOs and humanitarian organizations in Ukraine or neighboring countries in need of people with specialized skills and experience working in austere conditions in conflict zones.

"Most of the guys I personally know going over are doctors, physician assistants, paramedics, nurses, and former special ops guys - or non-special ops guys - who are combat vets and understand," said Mykel Hawke, a former US special forces officer who has worked as a war zone contractor.

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DOD awards $13,861,113 contract to provide pilot, enlisted aircrew, and maintenance training support services as well as program management and administrative support services for the government of Kuwait.

Work will be performed in Altus, Oklahoma (13%); and Kuwait (87%), and is expected to be completed in March 2025.

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Professional Overseas Contractors

There are a number of functions that contractors can perform, often at less cost than uniformed personnel, but not all tasks. And I think … where we get it wrong is because of force management levels or other factors we seek contractors to perform inherently military tasks.

One example is aviation maintainers, especially in the Army and Air Force. The Air Force has hired temporary contractors to offset its 4,000 airmen maintainer shortage, even as the force will up its end strength from around 265,000 to 290,000 airmen.

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Military logistics market currently in high demand

Post Date: February 25, 2022 | Category: Around the World

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military-logistics

Military logistics controls the movement of materials, equipment, storage, and military at appropriate times and times. Responding to and supporting urgent threats is essential. Supply, material management, and distribution. As the military base increases, the military logistics market leads the market due to the management of military and ammunition weapons.

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private military contractor

private military contractor

The private military security business in the U.S. is a massive industry employing hundreds of thousands of people. These firms can range from security contracts at shopping malls, to former U.S. special forces soldiers who guard diplomats.

Private security is expected to grow to an $81 billion industry by 2023, and that’s just in the United States, according to the Freedonia Group. It goes way beyond security guards hired to protect industrial areas, commercial areas, and residential areas. And the industry is now going global.

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A new bill proposed in Congress would make it so veterans dealing will illnesses related to military burn pit exposure would no longer be turned away by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA) are backing the legislation that would provide those veterans with needed health care.

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"There are a lot of assumptions about contractors, and a lot of the assumptions are wrong." Those are the words of a private security contractor who asked to be referred to only as "Lloyd" for this story because like most of his colleagues he is not authorized to speak to the media.

By Lloyd's count, he has spent some 1,000 days working in Afghanistan in the past four years. He, like many other well-trained military men, decided to leave his position as a Navy SEAL and take his chances finding employment in one of the hot spots around the world where highly skilled contractors were well-paid, and in demand.

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There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of overseas contract jobs for veterans available. But not all of these jobs are for “private security contractors,” you know, the scary-looking guys with even scarier-looking weapons. While “private security contractors” are the ones that seem to make all the headlines, there are many other overseas contract jobs available.

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U.S. military officials knew months before the fall of the Afghan capital of Kabul that the country’s air force could collapse if contractors and aid were withdrawn, according to a recently declassified government report released Tuesday.

The report offers new insight into Defense Department officials’ awareness of serious problems well before President Joe Biden set an Aug. 31 deadline for a full withdrawal of U.S. forces from the country.

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U.S. changes mission in Iraq

Post Date: January 8, 2022 | Category: The Danger Zone

The US recently announced the end of active combat for troops in Iraq. On the ground, there will only be small changes, but it could signal a different attitude towards Iraq.

Last month, the US military announced it had ended its combat role in Iraq.

The move comes just a few months after a July meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and US President Joe Biden. Afterward, the leaders issued a statement announcing that "there will be no US forces with a combat role in Iraq by December 31, 2021."

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Private Military Contractors

Private Military Contractors

REPORT FOREIGN POLICY — Military analysts trying to understand the stunning collapse of the Afghan military is increasingly pointing to the departure of U.S. government contractors starting a month ago as one of the key turning points.

The Afghans had relied on contractors for everything from training and gear maintenance to preparing them for intelligence gathering and close air support in their battles against Taliban fighters.

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leidos, inc.

leidos, inc.

Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $151,434,777 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Geospatial Information Operations and Technology Integration II.

Work will be performed in Poland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Niger, the Philippines, Djibouti, and Manassas, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 5, 2025.

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PMC

PMC

Civilian contractors have frequently played an important role in American military operations. George Washington hired civilians to haul the Continental Army's equipment; supply vendors followed the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War.

Indeed, today's military recognizes the use of civilian contractors as a force multiplier in stabilization efforts. Although sometimes expensive, contractors are capable of supplying immediate expertise and manpower much more rapidly than the military can grow subject matter experts.

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