Forward Observer Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
Term Source: JP 3-09 (Joint Fire Support) ?
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
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-09: Joint Fire Support, updated June 2010 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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