Accession Number : ADA326260

Title :   Unit Simulation Training System after Action Reviews (AAR): A Novel Approach to Achieve Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s) : Gubler, Justin C.

PDF Url : ADA326260

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 313

Abstract : An After Action Review (AAR) is the Army training system's doctrinal feedback mechanism. The purpose of the AAR is to improve collective (unit) and individual performance in order to enhance organizational readiness. It is a learning process. While the literature discusses instructional and training systems, neither the AAR process nor AAR systems have been examined in terms of learning effectiveness and efficiency. In this thesis, four elements that combine to produce an effective AAR (one in which the trainees learn) are derived from the literature. A methodology to measure AAR effectiveness with respect to these elements is applied to 17 Combat Training Center AARs. Results of this research suggest that AAR effectiveness can be improved. An approach based upon 'guided discovery learning' that takes advantage of current advances in training simulation technology is presented for implementation within the Army training system. Research suggests this approach will facilitate learning from a recent training experience and enhance the effectiveness of the AAR.

Descriptors :   *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, *TEACHING METHODS, *FEEDBACK, ORGANIZATIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), THESES, ARMY OPERATIONS, LEARNING.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE