Virtual Combat Training Center
A simulation without a tutor is like a CTC without an O/C.
V-CTC's After-Action Review
The steps in V-CTC's AAR are patterned after those used at NTC. Each
step below is illustrated with a screenshot or flash screencam demo
from the AAR taken from one run of Death Valley Attack.
Steps in the AAR
In the first section V-CTC Reviews what happened in the mission.
- Objectives for the mission -
A plain English description of the key assets and objectives of the friendly and enemy
forces is presented in a simple table form.
- Maneuver battle phases in the mission -
The maneuver battle phases and the triggers that indicate when one ends and the next
begins are presented.
- Mission results -
The mission results from Armored Task Force are copied and displayed here. Note that
most simulations, such as ATF, provide primarily quantitative feedback while V-CTC provides
primarily qualitative feedback.
- Detailed time-line of key events with screen shots -
A scrollable time-line shows key events such as fire missions and the crossing of phase lines
How We Can Improve
In the second section V-CTC evaluates the trainee's performance in the mission.
- Kinds of tactical errors that were made, along with minitutorials for each -
Recurring kinds of tactical errors are pointed out here, along with mini-tutorials
to address the underlying misunderstandings or lack of knowledge. In the example below
two kinds of tactical error are pointed out.
- Example: First kind of tactical error
- Example: Second kind of tactical error
- The Subject Matter Expert's (actual O/C) solution for the mission
Actual SME solution for Death Valley Attack
- Recommended sources to review to address problems that came up -
For each kind of tactical error one or more mini-tutorials and / or online
resources, such as field manuals, are recommended. In the example below three
sources are given.
- Example: First source
- Example: Second source
- Example: Third source
Online FM: 3-09.31