air and naval gunfire liaison company
Definition/Scope: (FM 17-95) Air and naval gunfire liaison companies (ANGLICO) are responsible for requesting, coordinating, and controlling naval air and naval gunfire. The ANGLICO liaison officer becomes part of the squadron fire support element and FCTs locate with the troops. When an FCT cannot call a fire mission, a troop FIST may do so through the liaison officer. (FM 71-100) The ANGLICO provides qualified Navy and Marine Corps personnel to advise on the capabilities, limitations, and employment of naval gunfire and navy and marine aviation support. They also advise on organization and communications needs to request, direct, and control this support. One liaison company supports one division. Requests for ANGLICO support go to the corps, JFLCC, ground force commander, or JFC, as appropriate.
Broader Terms:fire support
Related Terms:Close Air Support