The DIVARTY counter-fire officer passed those locations to the FAIO and the ACE.
The FAIO established a link with the AI COORD within the JAGIC after the initial 48-72 hours of the exercise.
Throughout 1st Infantry Division Warfighter 16-04 the FAIO's workstation was located in the ACE next to the entrance.
A key lesson learned during the Division Main Command Post jump to the secondary position was the FAIO's physical location.
During the detect phase of the targeting process the FAIO's primary responsibility was the vetting and validation of those HPTs that were identified using those tools specified above.
The deliver function of the targeting process begins with and without the FAIO. During Warfighter 16-04 there were numerous instances when the ACE targeting analysts began the vetting and validation process without the FAIO or ITO present.
The FAIO had to set time aside during the deliver phase for the refinements of those targets nominated, approved, and tasked on the air tasking order (ATO) for close air support and air interdiction at the 48 hours and 24 hours prior to ATO day as well as those priority targets eight hours and four hours prior to mission time.
The FAIO continued to nominate dynamic targets during the detect and deliver phase of the targeting process and remains heavily involved with the intelligence collection efforts in the ACE ensuring that those "shiny objects" do not interrupt and divert the collection priorities set forth by the commander.
The FAIO's responsibility during the assess function of the targeting process is to assist in the conduct of battle damage assessment that is orchestrated by a tactical and operational BDA collection team.