The U.S. Army and the Lewis & Clark
Annex C: Lewis and Clark Commemorative
1. General. The Lewis and Clark Commemorative Office (LCCO)
coordinates the Armys commemoration efforts.
2. Objectives. The Lewis and Clark Commemorative Office
has four key objectives:
a. Ensure to the maximum extent possible that every American
involved as a visitor or participant in commemorative events, knows
that the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery was a military expedition
conducted by soldiers.
b. Inform as many Army personnel and family members as possible
of commemorative programs and events, and maximize their participation
(both in person and via the media) in these activities.
c. Foster through commemorative events and educational programs
an enduring appreciation of the service, sacrifice, accomplishments,
and legacy of US Army Exploration, beginning with the Lewis and Clark
Corps of Discovery.
d. Maximize public participation in the commemoration through
events, educational and community programs, and the involvement of
diverse organizations throughout American Society.
3. Duties and Responsibilities.
a. Reports to Chairperson, LCAG
b. Serves as the Executive Secretary for the LCAG
c. Serves as Chief Advisor to the Chief of Military History
on Lewis and Clark historical matters and interpretation
d. Prepares and coordinates reports for Chair, LCAG, to the
LCEC on the progress of the Army commemoration efforts
e. Represents the Army at the annual Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
f. Serves as a voting member representing the Army to the Federal
g. Assists OCPA in coordinating a public affairs plan
h. Serves as the central repository and clearinghouse for information
pertaining to commemorative events, activities and programs at all
i. Maintains Army Lewis and Clark Commemorative Events Calendar
j. Maintains record copies of articles, pamphlets, flyers,
or other material provided to the Commemorative Office by other Commands
4. Tools and Tasks.
a. Develop a Lewis and Clark link from the US Army Center of
Military History web site and maintain its currency
b. Provide historical background and guidance on Army public
c. Provide press releases and articles to support Public Affairs
d. Coordinate and chair quarterly meetings of the LCAG
e. Coordinate regular meetings of the LCEC
g. Monitor Army-wide publications and lesson plans
h. Coordinate Army-wide LCAG taskings in role of Executive
i. Respond to official and public inquiries concerning Lewis
and Clark activities
j. Participate in regular meetings of the MOU Federal Working
k. Attend annual meeting of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial