air liaison officer


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air liaison officer

The senior tactical air control party member attached to a ground unit who functions as the primary advisor to the ground commander on air power. An air liaison officer is usually an aeronautically rated officer. Also called ALO. See also liaison.
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On the tactical level, strides were made to incorporate air liaison officers into the army to provide real-time air support requests, but these measures simply cut out the operational army chain of command, confirming the independent Luftwaffe mind-set.
Was also an Air Liaison Officer with the Army at Ft.
He has held a variety of positions, including Battalion Air Liaison Officer and Chief of Standardization and Evaluation.
The officer's version of the black beret is worn by an air liaison officer, an integral part of an enlisted-heavy Tactical Air Command and Control Specialist career field.
This is even more important when our airmen interact in the joint arena, whether as an Air Liaison Officer to a ground maneuver element, or as a space advisor to the Joint Force Commander.