Accession Number:

ADA492159

Title:

Today's Air Officer, A Pioneer at a Military Craft

Descriptive Note:

Military issues paper

Corporate Author:

MARINE CORPS UNIV QUANTICO VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The development of the Forward Air Control and the Air Officer within the Marine Corps grew from the basic staff liaison officer systems. As the Marine Corps grew and evolved since World War II, the Marine Corps FAC and AO program grew away from the liaison officer concept. It is time to make the education of these officers commiserate with the liaison officer concept. The Forward Air Controller and Air Officer trainingeducation process was designed to prepare a liaison Officer to serve with a Marine Ground Combat Unit. As the Marine Corps has evolved and grown, the educationtraining of these officers has not kept pace. Additionally, the current education process is focused on what duties are to accomplished rather than how to accomplish those duties.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE