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Through its investment in service members, the VCP is building on skills that veterans acquire during military service, skills that include leadership, teamwork, and attention to detail.  Working under the direct supervision of professionals in the field of archaeology, veterans receive competitive pay while learning through technical training in a peer-to-peer veteran's environment.  By providing a bridging experience to the public sector, the program facilitates these valuable members of society to move on to find permanent employment and to enroll in institutions of higher education.


The VCP is managed by the ERG-NSA JV. Environmental Research Group, LLC (ERG) provides environmental consulting services primarily in conservation, compliance and restoration. Founded in 2000, ERG has strong experience in both on-site services and traditional project support. ERG is an 8(a,) Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO,) and Economically-Disadvantaged Woman-Owned (EDWO) Small Business (SB.)


New South Associates, Inc. (NSA) is a women-owned small business providing cultural resource management services.  It was incorporated in Georgia in 1988, and is nationally recognized for its ability to integrate studies of sites and structures of the past with planning and construction for the future. NSA is an Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned (EDWO) Small Business (SB.)


The ERG-NSA JV has taken the best of both companies and is delivering employment and cultural resource management services to the VCP.


Forensic Digital Imaging, Inc. (FDI), is a subcontractor to the JV. See the links below for information about these firms.

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Overseas contingency operations have increased the number of veterans and wounded warriors who lack the specific skills needed to compete in the mainstream job market.

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Thlopthlocco Award Chairman's Award for Federal Achievement in Histor Excellence in Government Award 2011 USACE ACRA

American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA)

Board of Directors Award

Presented on September 25, 2010 to the St. Louis District VCP Team


Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)

Chairman's Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation

Presented on December 4, 2009 to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

St. Louis District Commander's Team Award

Presented on December 16, 2010 to the St. Louis District VCP Team

Thlopthlocco Creek Tribal Town, Oklahoma

Thlopthlocco Tribal Town Service Award

Presented on February 25, 2011 and February 15, 2012 to the Veterans Curation Project

Greater St. Louis Federal Executive Board

Excellence in Government Award, Technical Team Category

Presented in 2011 and 2012 to the Veterans Curation Program Team

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