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ALSA is a multi-Service organization established by the doctrine centers to develop tactical-level solutions of multi-Service interoperability issues consistent with Joint and Service doctrine.


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ALSA Campaign Plan (FY21)
ALSA Point/White Paper
Battlespace Journal
Feature Article

Sept. 30, 2021

The Counterfire Conundrum: Acceptable Levels of Risk in Large Scale Combat Operations

This article seeks to create a broader understanding of the enduring importance of responsive counterfire for ground forces on today's battlefield. Furthermore, it hopes to use the example of counterfire to change joint force attitudes towards risk acceptance as the military looks toward more integrated multi-domain/ all-domain activities in a highly dynamic and lethal environment with strategic implications. Lastly, this article intends to reinforce the mitigation responsibilities of those who accept risk to achieve a greater degree of joint and air-ground integration and promote possible future solutions as well to lessen those burdens.

Blast From The Past Article

Oct. 13, 2021

Building Situational Awareness In Joint And Combined Operations: The Challenge Of The Common Tactical And Common Operational Pictures

In 1999, the US military found itself asking the same question it does today: how do you enable commanders and staff to make timely and informed decisions in uncertain environments? While technology has dramatically changed since the time the author’s article was originally published, the fundamental requirement to rapidly build and share situational awareness on the battlefield has not. Even before the year 2000, decision makers were struggling with the amount of data available through emerging sensors and how to turn this data into useful information. The development of (then known as) C4I systems was seen as part of the solution to this surge of data. The author’s message of the need to properly determine essential requirements which should drive C4I system development, and more importantly not allow the reverse to happen, is as relevant today as when published two decades ago.

Upcoming ALSA Events
Event StartEvent EndTitleLocation
10/19/2021 10/22/2021 NATO Land Operations Working Group Kirkenes, Norway
10/25/2021 10/29/2021 ISR Optimization Joint Working Group TBD
10/26/2021 10/29/2021 AF IW WEPTAC Lackland AFB
10/26/2021 10/29/2021 Army Doctrine Developer's Forum Fort Leavenworth
11/8/2021 11/17/2021 Bold Quest 21.2 Camp Atterbury
11/15/2021 11/18/2021 Land Research/Outreach TDY Fort Leonard Wood
11/30/2021 12/3/2021 JFIRE Joint Working Group Nellis AFB
12/6/2021 12/10/2021 ISR Optimization Joint Working Group TBD
12/13/2021 12/16/2021 Kill Box Joint Working Group Hurlburt Field, FL
12/13/2021 12/17/2021 Survival Joint Working Group Joint Base Langley Eustis
1/3/2022 1/10/2022 Weapons and Tactics Conference (WEPTAC) Nellis AFB
1/24/2022 1/27/2022 Land Research/Outreach TDY Fort Bragg and Camp Lejeune, NC
1/24/2022 1/28/2022 ATSRSE Joint Working Group TBD
1/25/2022 1/27/2022 ISR Optimization Joint Working Group TBD
2/1/2022 2/4/2022 Airfield Opening Joint Working Group TBD
6/13/2022 6/17/2022 TAGS Joint Working Group TBD