Accession Number : ADA368651

Title :   Foundations of the After Action Review Process

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 96-May 99,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Morrison, John E. ; Meliza, Larry L.

PDF Url : ADA368651

Report Date : JUL 1999

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The U.S. Army has adopted the After Action Review (AAR) as its primary method of providing feedback after unit collective training exercises. The AAR is an interactive discussion in which unit members decide what happened, why it happened, and how to improve or sustain collective performance in future exercises. other services and organizations outside the military are also beginning to employ the AAR as a feedback tool. This report describes the twenty-five year history of AAR research and development and the major behavioral research areas contributing to AAR development and refinement. In addition, this report defines goals for future AAR research.

Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH, *MILITARY TRAINING, *BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT READINESS, FEEDBACK, MILITARY MODERNIZATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE