a. General. This Annex prescribes the role of U.S. Army
Forces Command (FORSCOM), as part of the U.S. Army's participation
in the Bicentennial Commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition,
also known as the Corps of Volunteers of North Western Discovery (1803-1806).
This Annex sets forth the duties, responsibilities, and opportunities
of FORSCOM and its subordinate units to participate in commemoration
b. Objectives. The purpose of FORSCOM's involvement in
the commemoration is to:
(1) Honor and commemorate the U.S. Army unit known as the
Corps of Discovery (1803-1806).
(2) Leverage the multitude of educational activities and
events of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration to teach
FORSCOM soldiers Army Values.
(3) Educate the American public about the Army's multi-mission
role, with emphasis on the non-combat role that the Corps of Discovery
(4) Use Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration events
as an opportunity for Army recruiting and retention.
a. This Annex supports the U.S. Army's Campaign Plan for the
Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration, 2003-2006.
b. It provides authority for FORSCOM and its subordinate units
(1) Sponsor commemoration events and activities.
(2) Participate in the planning and execution of commemoration
activities and events sponsored by national, state, and local organizations.
3. Applicability. This Annex applies to FORSCOM and the
involvement of its subordinate units in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial
4. Concepts and Planned Activities.
a. FORSCOM units and soldiers may actively participate in national,
state, and local Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration events
b. FORSCOM units and soldiers, within the limits of current
resources and applicable laws and regulations, may be used to support
commemoration activities. The following support will be provided
under the authority of AR 360-51, AR 220-99, AR 700-131, the Joint
Ethics Regulation (DODD 5500.7-R), and all other applicable guidance:
(1) Provide small units or groups on a temporary basis to
retrace portions of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Their participation
should be limited to just before or during a commemorative event
that occurred on that portion of the trail. As representatives
of the U.S. Army, they will demonstrate current soldier craft and
equipment, and be conversant with the history of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition. FORSCOM units and soldiers will not represent
the U.S. Army as reenactors in any commemoration events and activities.
(2) Provide color guards, bands, marching units and other
(3) Provide water facilities (buffaloes), tentage, and other
field items that would provide assistance to commemorative events.
(4) Provide public affairs, historical, and recruiting representatives
at events to "tell" the Army story.
(5) Hold Open Houses at installations, armories, and reserve
centers to introduce the public to America's military of today.
(6) Host a commemorative event and invite the local community
c. All requests for the use of FORSCOM soldiers and/or assets
will be forwarded through channels to the FORSCOM Commemoration Task
Force (CTF), which will, in coordination with FORSCOM Headquarters
Central Tasking Branch, seek the appropriate command approval for
support. The unit providing support must be able to fund its
participation from within its current resources. The FORSCOM
CTF will not be able to provide funding for the unit's participation.
Forward requests to:
d. FORSCOM Historians and Curators will:
(1) Review the Lewis and Clark Expedition's historical material
and become conversant on the values and themes adopted by the Army
for use in commemorative and educational activities
(2) Actively support the inclusion of the history of the
Lewis and Clark Expedition and the Corps of Discovery into appropriate
publications, instructional materials, museum displays, unit ceremonies,
as well as other mediums and venues.
(3) Encourage the organization of a Lewis and Clark CTF within
their unit or organization. It should consist of members of
the unit's or organization's Lewis and Clark CTF.