A Guide to Standardizing After Action Review (AAR) Aids.
Final rept. May 97-Sep 98,
ARMY RESEARCH INST FIELD UNIT ORLANDO FL
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The After Action Review AAR is an interactive discussion conducted following collective training exercises to help units decide what happened, why it happened, and bow to improve future performance. AAR aids can he employed to refresh memories regarding exercise events, provide new perspectives about exercise events, convince participants of the existence of performance problems, stimulate participation in the AAR process, and document the outcomes of the AAR. The AAR process is intended to apply in live, virtual, constructive, or mixed environments. The Standard Army AAR System - STAARS concept includes the use of standardized AAR productsaids that can he used across training environments. This guide clarifies the concept of AAR aid standardization, describes the substantial benefits to be gained by standardization, describes general types of AAR aids, discusses the utility of each type of aid, and presents a technique for defining a standardized set of AAR aids for a specific unit type and echelon.
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