Accession Number : ADA463410


Title :   After Action Reviews: Current Observations and Recommendations


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Nov 2006


Corporate Author : WEXFORD GROUP INTERNATIONAL INC VIENNA VA


Personal Author(s) : Salter, Margaret S ; Klein, Gerald E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a463410.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The purpose of this research was to examine the conduct of After Action Reviews (AARs) at the Combat Training Centers (CTCs). The CTC selected was the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) where the likelihood of small unit leader involvement in decision-making situations has increased, bringing a heightened importance to lower level AARs. In cooperation with the JRTC Operations Group, researchers examined both platoon and company AARs. The results confirm earlier research that shows the AAR is both a science and an art. Even the best-trained Observer/Controllers (O/Cs) tend to err on the side of providing too much information. Facilitating a discussion rather than a lecture is a skill that must be developed and reinforced in training and in practice. Recommendations are included, as well as a prototype AAR rating scale that could be used as a job aid, performance checklist, or as an instructional tool during O/C training.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , FEEDBACK , RATINGS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE