Forward Observer Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) An observer operating with front line troops and trained to adjust ground or naval gunfire and pass back battlefield information. In the absence of a forward air controller, the observer may control close air support strikes.
- see also spotter
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Term Classification: operations
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