At a minimum, an FSE comprised of a junior fire support officer
, air officer, naval surface fires officer, and IO officer would support the JFFC, thereby covering the totality of joint fires capabilities.
Nevertheless, individual SOF combat controllers and fire support officers
have attempted, with varying success, to initiate relationships in-theater using liaison officers and unit standard operating procedures on a sporadic, ad hoc basis.
In Poland and Lithuania, 2/2 CR conducted a multinational fire support coordination exercise, with the battle group's British cavalry company and organic troops integrating fire support officers
who watched the live Raven feed on the OSRVT.
For example, within the operations and training section alone, an engineer officer in charge led a team of two infantry captains, two military intelligence captains, a logistics captain, and a fire support officer
. Making all orders and targeting operational for four different types of companies with 67 different military occupational specialties with different METL sets of core competencies was extremely complex.
MAJ Henry and CPT Joe Price, the battalion fire support officer
, began by calling in fire on known enemy positions in the trees surrounding LZ Albany.
A BN TAC is, at a minimum, manned by the S3, the Fire Support Officer
, and the S2.
The brigade fire support officer
led the IO, PSYOP, and public affairs sections while the battalion XO led the brigade civil-military affairs section and the infrastructure project management section.
Indirect fires are provided by the administrative controller within CCTT and can be relayed through the company fire support officer
(FSO), or platoon forward observer (FO).
Developing a survivability plan is a staff process that requires input from the S-2, engineer coordinator, fire support officer
, S-3, and S-4 and begins with evaluating the threat, setting priorities, and synchronizing resources to ensure that the right resources are requested and delivered in an efficient manner.
The staff should coordinate the proposed high-value targets (HVTs) with the brigade fire support officer
(FSO); and the S3 or executive officer (XO) should confirm them before the meeting.
The S2 must clearly understand these tasks and provide the fire support officer
with the tailored information he needs to support the combat commander's scheme of fires.