air liaison officer


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air liaison officer

An air force officer or naval aviator attached to surface forces to advise the surface force commander or staff on air matters. The officer is normally a part of the air contact team.
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More importantly, not understanding the Marine Corps' reliance on its battalion air officer, the ASOG commander allowed one Air Force element to employ without an enlisted battalion air liaison officer (EBALO).
Additionally, the appendix includes rosters of the Red Marker personnel, including the air liaison officers (ALOs) and FACs, enlisted crew chiefs, radio operators, and maintenance personnel.
From the start of Enduring Freedom, Battlefield Airmen such as joint tactical air controllers, battlefield weather officers, and air liaison officers were embedded with tactical units in the field.
Men of the Black WatchOs Alpha Company were accompanied by two US Marine Corps air liaison officers during the night operation.
Although they work for Air Liaison Officers (ALOs) in an Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS), their daily lives in a deployed environment revolve around the Army Brigade or Battalion that they support.
Additionally, I have discussed the training given to student Air Force JTACs and air liaison officers (ALO) at Nellis AFB, Nevada, with friends who have served as ALOs, and I have attended USMC TACP School in California.