James “Woody” Biggs, Employee of the Year

The MOBIUS Employee of the Year for 2012, Mr. James “Woody” Biggs, was and remains the Lead Contractor for developing all intelligence related information and scenario activity for all classified exercises supported by the MAGTF Staff Training Program (MSTP). The large scale exercises he supported included Bold Alligator 12 (the largest Amphibious Exercise in the Marine Corps during the last 11 years), and Exercise Unified Endeavor/MRX-13 which was prepared and executed to support the return of II MEF to Afghanistan. Also supported were smaller but equally difficult exercises including support to the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth Kansas and the School of Advanced Warfighting (SAW) at Quantico, Virginia.

The common thread among all of these exercises was Mr. Biggs’ coordination of input from various Marine Corps, Defense Agency, and Interagency Representatives. He played a crucial role in exercise design for all of these major exercises from inception to the final after action review and he was solely responsible for all intelligence scripting. Mr. Biggs routinely receives praise from our Active Duty Customers for how his vision of exercise design ensured that themes had appropriate intelligence products integrated in-depth throughout the entirety of each exercise.

Mr. Biggs works directly and effectively with Marines of all ranks (Col to PFC) to coordinate ICC activities with Marine staff officers and intelligence units. He is a source of information and mentoring for newer contractors and he does not hesitate to roll up his sleeves and work alongside others. Consistently working well beyond “established working relationships”, he ensures all facets of each unique exercise are covered. He has a knack for being able to explain detailed exercise design and then incorporate all required themes and focus areas to ensure that each agency’s input receives a thoroughly vetted review prior to inclusion into the intelligence scripting process.

A duty expert in his field, as the Vice President of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA, Inc.), he uses pre-existing contacts, coupled with the close working relationships he established during exercise planning to bring his vision for intelligence flow to reality. The quality, realism, and applicability of his vision was so impressive that at least three of the USMC specific storylines that Mr. Biggs created were adopted by higher and adjacent headquarters for inclusion into the overall exercise themes. Mr. Biggs enjoys the respect of the entire MSTP team and the personnel from the many other organizations he works with during events. Professionals of all ranks seek him out for his experience and advice. He brings great credit to MOBIUS and to the entire USMC/MSTP team.

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