type Resource
Label Joint Air Tasking Order
Reference Joint Pub 3-56.1 page vii, IV-5, GL-4
Aliases ATO
Documentation There are usually three joint ATOs at any time; 1) the joint ATO in execution, 2) the joint ATO in production, and 3) the joint ATO in planning. A method 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 provides specific instructions to include call signs, targets, controlling agencies, etc,. as well as general instructions.