Definition of forward air controller

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forward air controller

'forward air controller' is an military term. It means '(DOD) An officer (aviator/pilot) member of the tactical air control party who, from a forward ground or airborne position, controls aircraft in close air support of ground troops. Also called FAC. See also close air support'.

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