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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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Feature Article

April 1, 2021

Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) Battle Tracking Challenges in Contested Environments

The offensive counterair-SEAD campaign is central to joint air forces achieving effects in the contested and degraded operations (CDO) environment. (For brevity, offensive counterair-SEAD will be referred to as SEAD hereafter.) SEAD efforts create localized air superiority through avoiding, suppressing, or destroying the enemy’s integrated air defense system (IADS). The ability to achieve effective SEAD grows in complexity with the advancement of enemy systems and countertactics. The next evolution of automated battle tracking systems offers an opportunity to aid warfighters in tackling these evolving SEAD tactical problems. This article aims to identify tactical challenges in SEAD and suggests potential remedies for inclusion in next-generation, battle-tracking software suites.

Blast From The Past Article

April 14, 2021

Artificial Judgement: A Case for Rethinking the Future Vector of Military Technological Innovation

The United States (US) military is falling behind in the global race for military technological superiority. This lag is due to a number of factors, which include: a cumbersome acquisition system, budget constraints and uncertainty, a focus on the counterinsurgency fight, a culture that is adverse to failure, and a pervasive lack of focus on innovation and invention. The Service secretaries and chiefs, among others in the Department of Defense (DOD) and defense industrial base, have made a marked push to reverse course. Now that the counterinsurgency fight has subsided, the DOD budget forecast is more robust, and a concentrated effort to devise a rapid acquisition process has begun, the Services have signaled full speed ahead for innovation and risk tolerance. In a future faced with contested domains across the spectrum of warfare (particularly air, space, and cyber), the US must not only catch up with technology, but leap ahead to regain a competitive advantage.

Upcoming ALSA Events
Event StartEvent EndTitleLocation
4/19/2021 4/23/2021 Military Diving Operations Joint Base Langley Eustis/MS Teams
4/21/2021 4/23/2021 AAAA (Quad A) Summit Nashville, TN
5/1/2021 5/15/2021 Northern Edge Alaska
5/12/2021 5/12/2021 Joint Doctrine Planning Conference (JDPC) J-7 Suffolk
5/19/2021 5/19/2021 ALSA Council of Colonels/Captains Joint Base Langley Eustis/Virtual
6/7/2021 6/11/2021 Military Diving Operations Joint Base Langley Eustis/MS Teams
9/15/2021 9/15/2021 Maneuver Warfighter Conference - TBD Fort Benning
10/11/2021 10/13/2021 AUSA Washington, DC