battlefield coordination element
Definition/Scope: Army liaison provided by the Army component commander to the Air Operations Center (AOC) and/or to the component designated by the joint force commander to plan, coordinate, and deconflict air operations. The BCE processes Army requests for tactical air support, monitors, and interprets the land battle situation for the AOC, and provides th necessary interface for exchange of current intelligence and operational data. This term has been replaced by Battlefield Coordination Detachment, (BCD).
Use:Battlefield Coordination Detachment
Related Terms:air operations center