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Conduct an After-Action Review

 

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LESSON 5

Conduct an After-Action Review

THE SPIRIT OF THE AAR

Solving problems and improving performance as a TEAM!

AN AAR IS ...

Leader-guided.

Soldier-centered.

Focused on

learning objectives.

Visual.

Frequent.

AN AAR IS NOT ...

A lecture .

A discussion of minor events.

A gripe session.

Intended to embarrass anyone.

WHEN TO DO AN AAR

After a test.

End of training day.

End of course.

End of one hour practice.

Questions/frequent errors.

Change of subjects.

FIELD EXPEDIENT AAR

Conduct the AAR.

Begin the AAR.

Discuss strengths and weaknesses.

Decide what to do differently.

Summarize the AAR.

ASK QUESTIONS DURING THE AAR TO...

Clarify issues.

Keep the discussion going.

Get soldiers to think.

Consider the consequences.

STEP 1 - PREPARE THE AAR

Take notes during training.

Organize resources.

Write an AAR outline.

STEP 2 - CONDUCT THE AAR

Begin the AAR.

Discuss strengths and weaknesses.

Decide what to do differently.

Summarize the AAR.

REVIEW

Conduct an after-action review.

SUMMARY

SPIRIT: Solving problems and improving performance as a TEAM.

FOCUS: 1. Leader-guided.

2. Soldier-centered.

3. Focused on objective.

STEPS: 1. Prepare an AAR.

2. Conduct an AAR.