fire support officer


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fire support officer

Senior field artillery officer assigned to Army maneuver battalions and brigades. Advises commander on fire-support matters. Also called FSO. See also field artillery; fire; fire support; support.
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The FAIO, fire support officers (planners) along with the DIVARTY targeting officer or Fires planner need to conduct offensive fire planning for all of the objectives and develop a target list worksheet (TLWS) for each.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Army Ranger School and has served in various Field Artillery positions throughout his career such as Infantry company fire support officer, platoon fire direction officer, platoon leader operations officer, battery commander, and corps fire support coordinator.
At the maneuver brigade level, the targeting officer often works directly with the brigade fire support officer (FSO) to synchronize counterfire and radar considerations into the brigade's plan.
Officers being assigned to a special staff position (such as fire support officer, assistant brigade engineer, or petroleum officer) will, upon completion of the CASC Common Core ADL module, complete a third week of ADL tailored to that staff position, followed by two weeks of resident technical training at their respective branch school/center.
When asked who had oversight of the BCT targeting process, the overwhelming response from the group was the BCT fire support officer because he "chaired" most of the working groups.
Each student plays a role (platoon leader, company fire support officer, etc.
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