Dallas, Texas

BL-Academi JV, LLC is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA’s) approved Mentor Protégé Program joint venture (JV) between Big Lake 2, LLC (Protégé) and Academi Training Center, LLC (mentor). Together Big Lake 2 and Academi offer our clients comprehensive security solutions and training services at highly competitive rates.


Academi Training Center, LLC is a part of the Constellis family of companies and was established in 2010 by a group of operators and investors who sought to combine best-in-class brands, assets and people within the complex risk management industry. Today, the leading provider of risk management and operational support services worldwide, Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, AMK9, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, OMNIPLEX, Centerra, Edinburgh International, Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. From life support, procurement, operations and maintenance to high-threat protection, training, C4I systems integration and crisis response, Constellis helps its clients achieve and sustain success, no matter where they are in the world. Constellis operates in approximately 40 countries with regional offices in Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Constellis is headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C. in Reston, VA.


BL-Academi JV, LLC seeks prior United States Air Force (USAF) Special Warfare (SW) and Combat Support (CS) personnel to serve as Regional Lead Field Developers (RFLD’s) in support of the USAF CDSS-III contract. RLFD’s regionally deliver SW/CS professionally and technically experienced personnel to inspire SW/CS candidates through mentorship and a structured development process. Contracted personnel shall provide Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) insight and job knowledge to better inform the candidate on their Air Force career choice. Contractor shall provide coaching on nutrition, strength/conditioning training, and mental resiliency as well as set and monitor targeted fitness goals/expectations for the candidates. The candidate development program is aimed to both regionally enhance first-contact with accessions as well as mentally/physically prepare individual candidates for the enduring demands of the SW/CS initial skills training. The CDSS RFLD’s shall support the PM and D/PM by managing specific geographical regions (East, West and Central United States) including subordinate Field Developers (FD’s) assigned to their region. RFLD’s shall provide SW/CS subject matter expertise to track and employ FD’s activities within their region. RLFD shall direct FD’s to in-person/on-site asses and influence organizations of high candidacy. A regional monthly Surveillance/Approach Plan is required identifying each region's actions facilitating Recruiter First-Contact for the next calendar month. The Surveillance/Approach Plan shall be submitted with the Monthly Status Report (MSR) each month, no later than 10 business days after the end of each month, to the Government PM/COR and the contract PM/DPM. Additional details are summarized below:



  • Supports USAF Candidate Development Support Services (CDSS) III contract by providing support and services to Commissioning Institutions (USAFA/ROTC) and Post-Accession military candidates
  • Implements the PM and D/PM operational guidance within their assigned geographical region to meet all performance objectives on a recurring basis. Keeps PM & D/PM informed of key performance indicators relative to both positive and negative performance trends.
  • Develop new SW/CS recruiting events through independent actions and research; RFLD’s shall plan, host, and attend no less than three (3) meetings/events between SW/CS Recruiters and local high interest organizational leaders, and representatives per region monthly.
  • Manage a cadre of subordinate Field Developers (FD’s) within the assigned geographical region; ensure all FD’s comply with USAF SW/CS AFI’s, policies and procedures at all times.
  • Provide status on individuals, organizations, and influencers in which first-contact recruiting is required. Develops a network of contacts within DoD, public and private sector organizations to continuously improve SW/CS recruiting operations.
  • Track the number of leads/applicants attributable to a specific location, organization or individual. Develop key performance indicators (KPI’s) whereas new SW/CS candidate pools can be identified and recruited within the assigned region
  • Meeting/Event locations must be distributed throughout the various field locations to accommodate all geographic regions.
  • Possess a level of physical fitness to serve as an example to SW/CS candidates; at a minimum all RFLD’s shall maintain a level of fitness to physically demonstrate proper techniques and exercises at all PAST and development events.
  • Be capable of demonstrating proper techniques for physical training and administering Physical Ability Stamina Tests (PAST) and Physical Fitness Tests (PFT) IAW US Air Force standards.
  • Communicates with contractor CDSS leadership team and maintains constant contact with appropriate regional wing key stakeholders to ensure all program deliverables are being met within standards
  • Demonstrated experience conducting, evaluation and/or managing USAF SW/CS operations, training and candidate selection processes.
  • Ability to work in a blended military and civilian environment; each WD shall also influence, inspire and develop future SW/CS operators to better prepare them for course pipelines and overall demands of the program and career field
  • Ensure candidates understand SW/CS attributes based on transparent, objective based resiliency programs; stress tolerance, drive, problem solving, teamwork, communications, trainability, integrity, and physical fitness
  • Tracking and reporting weekly/monthly updates and status on candidate's progress throughout the assigned geographical region in both physical performance and mental resiliency to the Program Manager using government provided on-line, web-based tracking tool(s) to provide both physical and mental resiliency updates on all candidates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 10 years operational experience (post training) active duty (Regular AF) or AFR or ANG in one of the below SW/CS career fields.
  • Prior USAF combat AFSC service; PJ or CRO, CCT or STO, SR or SOWT, TACP or TACPO, or ALO (13L), EOD (3E8XX), or SERE qualified; with at least one deployment to combat environment(s) such as; Operation Enduring Freedom, operation Iraqi Freedom, or Operation New Dawn.
  • DD214 stating honorable discharge with documented service in specified AF SW/CS career fields.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) or American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certified.
  • Personal Trainer Certified: acceptable personal certifications credentials: ACSM, ACE, NASM, NSCA or the Cooper Institute. Cross Fit ‘certifications’ do not qualify as a certification substitute.
  • Current Lifeguard Certification, such as the YMCA, or similar.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass a NACI background check.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with all levels of the organization; includes both internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage time and multiple priorities to completion.
  • Problem solving skills with an analytical thought process and ability to hold subordinate FD’s accountable for implementing regional SW/CS recruiting efforts, initiatives and candidate goals.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment and to provide continued, uninterrupted support to assigned projects, clients and/or programs.


With operations across every major continent our team provides a wide array of opportunities for individuals looking to build successful careers in a fast-paced, growing industry. Legal, moral and ethical business practices remain at the cornerstone of our culture and continues to be recognized for our emphasis on quality and compliance. This strong track-record of performance is supported by our deep relationships across key government agencies and blue chip commercial customers. With more than 21,000 personnel worldwide, the majority of whom are military or law enforcement veterans, we leverage our employees’ ambition and passion for creating a safer world. Our extensive operational expertise is augmented by our intimate knowledge of economies, communities and cultures. As a result, we share a willingness to support complex operations in some of the world’s most demanding places.



Multiple locations are available for the Regional Lead Field Developers supporting the CDSS III contract. Please note all positions are contingent on contract award and successful background check(s). 




Frequent travel within the assigned CDSS-III geographical region is expected during the tenure of the contract. All travel shall be reimbursed in accordance with federal Joint Travel Regulations (JTR). RLFD’s shall be required to submit employee reimbursable travel expense forms shortly after official travel and shall be reimbursed for authorized expenses; i.e. lodging, meals and incident expenses (MI&E), and other pre-approved travel expenses.



Work is based in a blended military and civilian operating environment and includes busy training environments subject to frequent interruptions. In addition to work in an office/academic setting, frequent work outside and in inclement weather conditions is required, including heat, cold, and humidity. Normal work hours are Monday-Friday, not to exceed 40 hours weekly, but may include non-duty hours, weekends and evenings. 



Must be physically capable of lifting and carry 35 lbs. unassisted and running 500 feet (not simultaneously). Must be capable of demonstrating the AF SW/CS Physical Ability and Stamina Test (PAST) fitness test elements. Requires standing for long periods of time in all weather conditions. Requires intermittent sitting, walking, running, climbing, squatting, stretching, bending and kneeling. Requires constant use of hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. 

Dallas, Texas

About Us

Constellis is a family of companies that delivers complementary mission support, integrated security, tactical training and advisory solutions to governments, multinational corporations and international organizations working in challenging environments worldwide.

Our portfolio of companies comprises ACADEMI, Edinburgh International, International Development Solutions, National Strategic Protective Services, Strategic Social, Tidewater Global Services and Triple Canopy. Each entity operates independently, maintains its own brand and implements a distinct business strategy.

We employ thousands of the industry’s most experienced and best-trained employees, most of whom are military veterans. Headquartered in the United States within the greater Washington, D.C. area, Constellis represents client interests in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East.

How We Do Business

At Constellis, we share an ethical approach to business and remain steadfast to our core values of integrity, dignity, excellence and teamwork. Committed to the highest standards of compliance, quality and accountability, we are a trusted partner to our employees, their families, the communities in which we operate, and the clients that we serve.

All our companies abide by an exacting code of ethics, have established records in quality performance and maintain award-winning legal and compliance departments.


Constellis supports a number of global initiatives including the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Companies, the United Nations Global Compact and Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.

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