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Dennis Garnham, CSCS, NSCA-CPT 6/4/2012 5:04:49 AM
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:23 PM
Joined: 6/4/2012
Posts: 8


A few months before the NSCA changed their website and wiped out all the prior posts a member posted some info on DOD SC positions and locations.  I would appreciate it if someone can repost that.

I have registered my business so I can bid on DOD contracts.  I was awarded a contract many years ago and kept it for 3 years but then got deployed and the contract expired.  A similar but larger contract is now owned by a large business that has no fitness background.  There are many DOD fitness contracts and getting the award requires proof the business can perform the contract requirements satisfactorily.  In many cases a small fitness business can't compete with large businesses that target DOD contracts purely on the basis of they have a good shot at winning the contract and after getting the contract they hire fitness people for far less than the position should pay or sub contract to a few small fitness businesses.  The large businesses make huge profits for doing nothing but filling out the contract solicitation forms and sending them in, then hiring fitness professionals.

  

I will be talking with some army contracting officers next month who have responsibility for some fitness contracts to try to even the playing field for the smaller, more qualified fitness businesses to be competitive for future contracts.  If you have a fitness business and are interested in DOD contract opportunities or are interested in being a trainer, SC or fitness professional working for a DOD fitness contractor, feel free to contact me so I can keep you informed of any contract or job opportunities and let you know some of the future possibilities.  

 

At present we don't have much ability to compete for DOD fitness contracts unless you are in the fitness business making multi-millions a year.  These contracts are not in locations you are probably living at so moving and some travel will be required.

 

It would be nice if the NSCA would also help out with this problem.  An experienced SC probably would not consider a new job if they had to move and only got 36K a year but they might for 60K or more a year.  

 

healthy regards,

Dennis     


Anonymous
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:00 AM

To whom it may interest...

Recently within the last month or so I came across an article that was printed in the Marine Corps Times broaching the topic of employing Athletic Trainers and other fitness professionals specifically for combat units. Eighteen to be exact. Currently, as I understand it, there are ATs that are already utilized at Recruit/ Candidate training sites for every physical training evolution. I am not entirely sure if they are contracted through a company or if they are independent DOD civilian employees but my money would be on DOD civilians...

   

not sure if that helps at all....

-Drew