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Air Liaison Officer


Minimum Education Requirement:
bachelor's degree


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Air Liaison Officer

Career Description

Tactical air support can mean the difference between a victory and a loss when ground forces are engaged in battle. Providing and guiding this air support is the Air Liaison Officer (ALO) who leads Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) and Air Support Operations Center (ASOC) operations. Trained in all types of warfare, the ALO deploys to battlefield forward areas and serves as the primary adviser and advocate to the ground force commander. With expertise in TACP weapons, field equipment and signaling devices, the ALO enables the Combat Air Forces to integrate their advanced technologies and weapons systems with the efforts of the troops on the ground.

Career Tasks

  • Maintain a mastery of a full range of available weaponry
  • Develop proficiency in advanced technologies
  • Build knowledge of all forms of warfare
  • Advise, support and advocate for ground commanders

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Special Operations
  • Weaponry and Combat

Becoming an Officer

To become an officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.