Often asked: What Is A Air Force Alo?

How do I find my Usafa Alo?

You can look up who your ALO is on the application portal. The Interview is used to assess officership and leadership potential by discerning alignment of the student’s values with Air Force character/core values.

Do Tacp officers see combat?

TACPs certainly do see combat: they are formally assigned to a ground unit, usually an Army unit, in order to work closely with that unit to call in airstrikes as needed.

How hard is it to become a Tacp?

From basic training until completion of TACP Special Tactics training takes about a year and is very physically and tactically challenging. Many prepare for this course as if they were preparing for Ranger school with many miles of running and rucking under their belt prior to attending.

Do air liaison officers see combat?

Yes, they see combat.

What is the most elite unit in the Air Force?

AIR FORCE PARARESCUE Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, live by their motto, That Others May Live.

What happens if you fail Tacp?

If you Fail a certain event such as buddy breathing during a Progress check, which is held once a week, and fail the same event the next week you will most likely be washed back or eliminated from the course based on your performance.


Well they are assigned to ODA, SEAL and MARSOC Teams and imbedded with 75TH, so yes they are considered SOF. We are considered part of the Battlefield Airmen/Special Warfare community. Very small percentage are assigned to SOCOM after an additional selection.

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How much do Tacp get paid?

TACP Salary

Annual Salary Monthly Pay
Top Earners $96,500 $8,041
75th Percentile $61,000 $5,083
Average $51,826 $4,318
25th Percentile $29,500 $2,458

Are Tacp Special Forces?

TACPs are Special Warfare airmen who operate in multiple contexts. Most commonly, TACPs serve as the principal Air Force liaison element to the United States Army (USA), where they align with combat maneuver echelons from Corps to Battalion level.

What does an air liaison officer do?

Air liaison officers (ALOs) play an important interservice role as U.S. Air Force officers collocated with U.S. Army units, providing air -ground support and advising ground commanders on related issues.

Can officers be Tacps?

TACP can be used to describe a team (Tactical Air Control Party), or an individual. If you are talking about the shorthand term for an individual, this is speaking to a specific AFSC, or an enlisted career field. The officer corp that will be associated with TACP teams or activities are ALOs (Air Liaison Officers ).

What is a past test?

The Air Force physical ability and stamina test ( PAST ) is a physical assessment that officers aspiring to certain physically demanding roles must pass in order to begin training. The PAST establishes a minimum fitness level for recruits to be accepted into the training pipeline for these positions.