After Action Reporting (or AAR) is any form of retrospective analysis on a given sequence of goal-oriented actions previously undertaken, generally by the author themselves. The two principal forms of AARs are the literary AAR, intended for recreational use, and the analytical AAR, exercised as part of a process of performance evaluation and improvement. In most cases, AARs are a combination of both. Most analytical AARs are conducted over a contemporary problem or situation that has occurred in the past, is happening right now, or what could happen in the future.
Operational Reporting is reporting about operational details that reflects current activity. Operational reporting is intended to support the day-to-day activities of the organization. Operational reports are submitted by unit leadership of information regarding their current units status and logistics. Information reported here are to set goals and missions fitting for the unit.