Air Support Operation Center
Definition/Scope: (JP 3-09.3) The air support operations center (ASOC) is the principal air control agency of the theater air control system responsible for the direction and control of air operations directly supporting the ground combat element. It coordinates air missions requiring integration with other supporting arms and ground forces. It normally collocates with the Army tactical headquarters senior fire support coordination center within the ground combat element.
Broader Terms:Close Air Support
Related Terms:Air Defense Airspace Management