||Naval and Amphibious Liaison Element
||The NALE is responsive to the JAOC on matters pertaining to Navy and Marine amphibious operations. The NALE processes Navy force and Marine landing force requests for air support and monitors and interprets the maritiem battle situaion for the JAOC. The NALE provides the necessary interface for the exchange of current operational and intelligence data between components and the JAOC. The NALE also coordinates maritime requirements for air defense, long-range interdiction, and long-range requirements and monitors Navy and Marine airspace and air traffic control requirements and changes. The NALE provides feedback to the JAOC and components on current and future joint air operations concerning integration of force requirements.
||Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 23 March 1994
Joint Pub 3-56.1
||A Liaison is a contact or intercommunication maintained between elements of military forces to ensure mutual understanding and unity of purpose and action.