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Joint Terminal Air Controller

Definition/Scope: (JP 3-09.3 ) Proper term is Joint Terminal Attack Controller. JTACs are trained at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Pacific (EWTGPAC), and Atlantic (EWTGLANT). A Joint terminal attack controller is a qualified (certified) military service member who, from a forward position, directs the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support and other offensive air operations. A qualified and current joint terminal attack controller will be recognized across the Department of Defense as capable and authorized to perform terminal attack control.



Used For:

Close Air Support

Acronym:

JTAC

Broader Terms:

Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company
Joint Fires Observer
Marine Corps JTAC School

Narrower Terms:

CAS
Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver

Related Terms:

Naval Air Station Fallon
Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
Naval Surface Fire Support
Nellis Air Force Base


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