The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers administers archaeological collections that were excavated during construction of the country’s many reservoirs and associated water control systems. Federal law requires that these archaeological collections be stored in a manner that ensures their long-term preservation and facilitates access by the public for scientific research and education.
Many of these collections require rehabilitation (cleaning and repackaging) to meet federal standards, and our analysis suggests that there is a 30-year backlog of this work. The VCP employs veterans as laboratory technicians to perform this work.
VCP is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) program that…
Provides employment, vocational training, and technology skills to veterans seeking to improve their access to the mainstream job market.
Provides volunteer opportunities to Active Duty Service members who may soon be leaving military service.
Rehabilitates archaeological collections owned or administered by the Corps.