Accession Number:

AD1083186

Title:

Forward Air Controller (Airborne): Training to Win Large Scale Combat Operations

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019

Corporate Author:

US Army School of Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2019-05-23

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The current doctrinal focus on Large Scale Combat Operations versus peer adversaries has reinvigorated investment into joint air-ground integration. Forward Air Controllers Airborne have historically enhanced air-ground integration via Close Air Support in Large Scale Combat Operations. The recently-activated 24 Tactical Air Support Squadron has a unique mission as the only Forward Air Controller Airborne centralized training unit in the Air Force. This monograph explores the history of Forward Air Controllers during selected large-scale conflicts, the trajectory of peacetime CAS-focused training and Close Air Support culture, and how the 24 Tactical Air Support Squadron can contribute to a healthy joint Close Air Support culture through training, integration, and education.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE