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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.



Acronym:

ALO

Broader Terms:

air-ground integration
Liaison Officer
officer personnel
tactical air control party

Narrower Terms:

air support request
tactical air liaison officer

Related Terms:

division tactical operations center support element
Fire Support Element


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