Exercise TemplatesA SitMan includes an overview of the exercise and the scenario. SitMans are typically used during tabletop exercises (TTXs). They are designed to mirror any multimedia presentations but contain greater scenario details. This document is distributed to all exercise participants and is not used during a operations based exercise.
Exercise Plan (ExPlan)The ExPlan provides a synopsis of the exercise and addresses exercise objectives and scope. It includes tasks and responsibilities for exercise conduct and is intended for use by players and observers. The ExPlan should not contain detailed scenario information or anticipated response options because participants might think through their responses ahead of time. This is used for operations exercise.
Controller and Evaluator Handbook (C&E Handbook)The Controller and Evaluator Handbook is a supplement to the ExPlan that contains more detailed information about the exercise scenario and the roles and responsibilities of controllers and evaluators. Because of the detailed scenario information, the Controller and Evaluator Handbook should not be viewed by players.
Exercise Evaluation Guide (EEG)
EEGs help evaluators document exercise activities and determine whether objectives are met. There is generally one EEG for each of the capabilities in the TCL. While they do list specific tasks and activities for observation during an exercise, the EEGs are guides meant to assist evaluators by prompting them to focus on specific events that may occur during an exercise. The EEGs are not a report card, but should be used as viewing guides to assist with exercise evaluation and as a resource for developing consistent AAR/IPs.
Master Scenario Events List
The MSEL contains a chronological listing of scripted events and injects that generate activity in specific functional areas in support of exercise objectives. In a functional exercise (FE), the MSEL drives participant play; in an FSE, the MSEL supplements active play. The MSEL injects prompt players to implement the plans that the exercise is designed to test. A short MSEL lists the inject, its delivery time, a short description, the responsible controller, and the receiving player. A long MSEL contains a detailed description, exact quotes and formats, and a description of expected action. MSEL Instructions
After Action Report (AAR)
The AAR is a record of what happened during the exercise. It is used to implement changes and improve jurisdictional capabilities. The AAR provides feedback to participating jurisdictions on their performance during an exercise. The AAR summarizes what happened, analyzes performance of activities, analyzes demonstrated capacity to accomplish overall capability outcomes, and recommends improvements based on the analysis.