Generating Tactical Doctrine with the Air Land Sea Application
By Lieutenant Commander Christian Goodman, U.S. Navy; and Colonel Bruce Sones, U.S. Army
Although few may recognize the name of the Air Land Sea Application (ALSA) Center at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, many are thankful for its products. In the same way the Joint Staff J7 sponsors and produces joint publications for the operational and strategic community, ALSA publishes doctrine for multi-service tactics, techniques, and procedures (MTTP), in what could be described as joint doctrine at the tactical level. Its periodicals include Joint Application of Firepower, Survival, Brevity, Air Operations in Maritime Surface Warfare , and more than 30 other MTTP used by the joint warfighter.