||Battlefield Coordination Element
||The Army Component Commander establishes a BCE to act as the interface between the component commander and the JFACC or the Air Force component commander. The BCE is collocated with the JAOC or the Air Force component AOC. The BCE processes land force requests for air support, monitors and interprets the land battle situation for the JAOC, and provides the necessary interface for the exchange of current operational and intelligence data. The BCE expedites the exchange of information through face-to-face coordination with elements of the JAOC and coordinates air defense and airspace control matters.
||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.