Journeyman, Counter-UAS Irregular Warfare Analysis (IWA) Analyst



Bluehawk is seeking an Journeyman Irregular Warfare Analyst (IWA) in Reston VA deploying to Afghanistan.


The IWA Analyst will serve on a unique, multi-discipline team assisting JIDO and deployed US Forces with fused intelligence products that enhance US Forces effectiveness against enemy networks that employ improvised threats such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS).


The IWA Analyst will work as a member of an integrated contract and government team to conduct all source intelligence research and analyze, compile, evaluate, and integrate all-source intelligence information into a variety of intelligence products on insurgencies worldwide. The IWA analyst will support comprehension of how irregular warfare threats are organized, manned, equipped, and sustained and provide intelligence support to policy makers, planners, and operational forces engaged against these threats. 

The IWA will analyze insurgent political and military organization, military capabilities, and combat tactics, techniques, and procedures, recruitment, training, and sustainment, population influence and control methodologies, material procurement, development, and proliferation, trans-regional logistics, and financing.


  • The Journeyman IWA Analyst demonstrates analytic expertise to make recommendations for future products anticipates customer intelligence needs through the proactive identification of intelligence gaps and explores anomalies, new developments, and trends that could potentially impact and /or threaten client operational capabilities or intelligence requirements.
  • The IWA Analyst facilitates All-Source analysis relating to complex strategic assignments driven by client priorities.
  • The IWA Analyst utilizes appropriate analytic trade-craft to yield judgments and assessments that offer value-added insights that extend beyond the most obvious connections.
  • The IWA Analyst identifies intelligence gaps, evaluates information, conducts analysis, and produces intelligence products.
  • They document experience working with multi-discipline Operations/Intelligence teams and familiarity with other elements of the DoD, the inter-agency and coalition partners.




One of the following is required for consideration:

  • Bachelors degree and 3 years of experience

  • Associates degree and 7 years of experience

  • 9 years of relevant work experience

Other Requirements:

  • Must be fully deployable to the required theater of operations.
  • Must have experience in utilizing the CALEB or Irregular Warfare Analysis methodology. 
  • Recurring domestic and international travel required to include deploying to combat zones.
  • Ability to be called upon to support 24-hour watch operations. 


Required Security, Certification, Licenses and/or Registration

  • Required Security Clearance: TS/SCI
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess documented immigrant status
  • Must be able to successfully pass a government security background check


Highly Preferred: The following is preferred but not required for consideration:

  • Post 9/11 experience conducting deployed intelligence analysis.
  • 2 years of experience providing direct support to Special Operations Forces (SOF) units.
  • 3 years of relevant intelligence experience with either the U.S. Military or other Federal Government agencies to demonstrate the ability to meet the duties described above.
  • Prior experience providing direct deployed support to National SOF elements.
  • The IWA Analyst should have the ability to perform tasks and provide training to support the client in the uses and capabilities of the following web-based intelligence tools, software, and databases: Multimedia Message Manager (M3), Tripwire Analytic Capability (TAC), NCTC Online, Terrorism Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), ICReach SIGINT database, Cultweave SIGINT database, PROTON SIGINT database, Skope SIGINT analytical toolkit, Analyst Notebook /Palantir link analysis software, ArcGIS spatial analysis software, Google Earth spatial analysis software, and Microsoft productivity software and applications as needed.
  • The IWA Analyst should have familiarity with the following methodologies: F3EAD, CALEB/IWA, Social Network Analysis and CARVER. 



Bluehawk, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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