Air Liaison Officer
Definition/Scope: (JP 1-02). Officer (aviator/pilot) attached to a ground unit who functions as the primary advisor to the ground command on air operation matters. (FM 101-5-1). The senior Air Force officer at each tactical air control party who provides advice on the capabilities, limitations, and employment of fixed wing aircraft and coordinates close air support missions with the fire support element.
Broader Terms:air-ground integration
Narrower Terms:air support request
Related Terms:division tactical operations center support element