National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Air Tactical Group Supervisor Working Group (ATGSWG)

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Mission Statement

The Air Tactical Group Supervisor Working Group (ATGSWG) provides national interagency governance in the development and maintenance of the Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS) training curriculum, course delivery, position performance standards, and program reviews.

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  • Standardize course curriculum for S-378, Aerial Supervision and N-9059, Leadplane Pilot through the Interagency Aerial Supervision Subcommittee (IASS).
  • Manage taskings from National Aerial Supervision Standards Unit (NASSU).
  • Recommend changes to the NWCG Standards for Aerial Supervision, PMS 505, through NASSU.
  • Recommend changes to the NWCG Task Book for the Positions of Helicopter Coordinator (HLCO) and Air Tactical Group Supervisor (ATGS), PMS 311-18.
  • Assist peer aerial supervision working groups with subject matter expertise pertaining to the broad scope of interagency aerial supervision operations as requested.


Member Role Organization Email
Jonathan Marvin Chair Forest Service
Dan Zajanc Vice-Chair Bureau of Land Management
Lucas Rhea Secretary Bureau of Land Management

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