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Observations, Insights, and Lessons

Definition/Scope: Raw information from any source which explains the conditions experienced by military forces during war or training, issues that arose during those operations or exercises, and potential solutions to the problems experienced. They can be either positive or negative. Examples of OIL include AARs, unit TTP, interviews with Soldiers, incident reports, and most CALL-distributed products. These are deliberately not referred to as lessons learned as they have not been validated by the ArmyƆs assigne



Acronym:

OIL

Broader Terms:

data acquisition

Related Terms:

After Action Report
incident reports
lessons learned
tactics, techniques, and procedures


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