After Action Reviews and Reports
Organize the information and prepare appropriate questions for
the AAR. Ensure questions bring out responses necessary to
resolve deficiencies and identify strengths.
The AAR can provide a positive learning experience. During the
AAR, accomplish the following:
Restate the activity's objective, mission, or goal.
Lead the discussion. Using open-ended questions, guide
participants as they discuss the following:
Table H-1. Open-ended discussion guide
What you can ask/do...
Then use the results...
What should have
What are our "lessons
What actually did
What successes can we
sustain in the future?
What went right? Why?
What deficiencies can
we improve in the future?
What went wrong?
10 May 2005