type State
Label Air Tasking Order
Reference Technical Report DRIY-TR-1994-001 HQ ACC/DRIY TBM Architecture Project 25 January 1994 summary diagram; TBM C4I AOC page 3; Joint Pub 3-56.1 page vii, IV-5, GL-4
Alias ATO
Definition There are usually three ATOs at any time; 1) the joint ATO in execution, 2) the joint ATO in production, and 3) the joint ATO in planning. The ATO is used to task and disseminate to components, subordinate units, and command and control agencies those projected sorties/capabilities/forces to targets and specific missions. Normally it provides specific instructions to include call signs, targets, controlling agencies, etc., as well as general instructions.