Why We Need Forward Observers in the Military

Observers in the Military

We read through a whole dissertation written on the history of FO’s to bring you this. In the Army, in my platoon, we had a Forward Observer attached to us. If you ask me, he was one of the Infantry guys, but smart.


The 13 Foxtrot MOS or Forward Observer has been important in military history since World War II. Find out how the role evolved from originally dealing with being scoffed at by Generals to now being in a position turning the tide of entire battles.


In Iraq and Afghanistan FO’s lead the way with new UAV technology that helps them drop precision munitions on their target.

Credit to : Task & Purpose