Accession Number : ADA544543


Title :   Current Practice and Theoretical Foundations of the After Action Review


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 2008-Jun 2010


Corporate Author : MYMIC LLC PORTSMOUTH VA


Personal Author(s) : Mastiglio, Thomas ; Wilkinson, Jeffrey ; Jones, Phillip N ; Bliss, James P ; Barnett, John S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a544543.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : This report presents a research effort to investigate After Action Review (AAR) practices, relevant science-based principles and theories, and develop actionable conclusions. The effort investigated theoretical foundations, doctrinal guidance, and the perceptions of Army personnel regarding the importance of AAR to training effectiveness. The key findings from this research show that AAR is a fundamental part of the Army training culture with recognized value at the trainer and trainee level. A reference model, the Integrated Theory of AAR (ITAAR) is described together with educational and information dissemination recommendations that will strengthen Army-wide expertise and enhance the practice of AAR as a key methodology for supporting the training process.


Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING , *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , INFORMATION TRANSFER , EDUCATION , MODELS , TRAINING DEVICES , CULTURE , THEORY , FEEDBACK , TRAINEES , PERCEPTION , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , METHODOLOGY , ARMY PERSONNEL


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE