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Annex J: Training and Doctrine Command Campaign Plan for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration (2003-2006)

1.  Purpose.

a.  General.  This Annex prescribes the role of Training and Doctrine Command, as part of the US 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).  It also outlines the duties and responsibilities of subordinate agencies and divisions within the command involved in the Commemoration.

b.  Objectives.  The purpose of TRADOC's involvement in the Commemoration is:

(1)  Honor and commemorate the Corps of Discovery (1803-1806).

(2)  Educate soldiers, leaders, civilians, and their families assigned to the MACOM or undergoing training at one of the command's schools that the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery was a military expedition conducted by soldiers.

(3)  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 it.

(4)  Foster an enduring appreciation of, and gain lessons from, the service, sacrifice, accomplishments, and legacy of US Army Exploration beginning with the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery, through commemorative events and educational programs.

(5)  Maximize family participation in the commemoration, through events, educational and community programs, and the involvement of diverse organizations throughout TRADOC.

2.  Scope.  This Annex supports the US Army's Commemoration Campaign Plan and outlines duties, responsibilities and provides authority for planning and executing Federal, US Army, National Guard, State and local Commemorations.

3.  Applicability.  This Annex serves as the resource document and planning authority for all Training and Doctrine Command involvement in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration.  It applies to all Training and Doctrine Command agencies and organizations.

4.  Duties and Responsibilities.

a.  TRADOC History Office.

(1)  Disseminates pamphlets, monographs, study guides, developed by the Center of Military History and the Lewis and Clark Advisory Group.  Disseminate articles, pamphlets, study guides, lesson plans, and publications as appropriate.

(2)  Serves as advisor to the Center of Military History on Lewis and Clark related historical matters and interpretation.

(3)  Represents TRADOC at the annual Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council meetings and the quarterly Lewis and Clark Advisory Group sessions.  Attend regular meetings of the Lewis and Clark Executive Committee.  TRADOC representative to Federal Working Group and Executive Council meetings.

(4)  Coordinates a public affairs plan with command PAO.

(5)  Serves as the central repository and clearinghouse for information pertaining to commemorative events, activities and programs.

(6)  Ensure the retention of articles, pamphlets or flyers disseminated by subordinate commands through the AHR process.

(7)  Integrate Lewis and Clark lessons into TRADOC training curriculum as appropriate.

(8)  Coordinate TRADOC wide LCAG taskings.

(9)  Assist in the development of the Army traveling panel exhibit.

(10)  Respond to official and public inquiries concerning Lewis and Clark activities.

(11)  Responsible for reviewing commemorative activities for all participating TRADOC agencies.

(12)  Act as liaison for all in TRADOC participating in commemorative activities.

(13)  Keep CG TRADOC informed of all activities and perform TDY as required to accomplish coordination and liaison activities.

(14)  Maintain commemorative activities schedule of events.

(15)  At the 2002 TRADOC Annual Military History Workshop, coordinate procedures, policies, and installation plans for Lewis and Clark commemoration activities at its schools and installations.

(16)  Coordinate with CMH on development and design of the traveling exhibit and any exhibits destined for a museum in TRADOC.

b.  TRADOC Subordinate Commands, Schools, Agencies, and Organizations. Subordinate commands, schools, agencies, and organizations are encouraged to serve on state, county, and local planning committees or commissions to assist, support, and hold commemoration activities.  The main objective is to provide that military aspect and spirit to the community and local events, thus reinforcing the fact that Lewis and Clark were Army officers and the Corps of Discovery was a military unit.  Below are some ideas and areas where commands, schools, agencies, and organizations can serve in Army, state and local activities.

(1)  Color Guard, bands, marching units and other ceremonial support.

(2)  Provide water facilities (buffaloes), tentage, and other field items that would provide assistance to local events.

(3)  Speeches or representations on the military aspects of the expedition.

(4)  Provide military police and security support.

(5)  Provide public affairs, historical, and recruiting representatives at events to "tell" the Army story.

(6)  Integrate Lewis and Clark lessons into TRADOC training curriculum.

(7)  Disseminate articles, pamphlets, study guides, lesson plans, and publications as appropriate.

(8)  Appoint the Command Historian or a suitable alternative as POC for all Commemoration events and to serve as the link between the TRADOC History Office and the Army's Lewis and Clark Commemorative Office.  The POC will be the representative to local planning efforts.  Use the Command Historian to respond to official and public inquiries concerning Lewis and Clark activities.

5.  Budget.  TDY/meetings/conferences Cost $7,000. This entails:

a. Two conferences per year for Lewis and Clark Working Group Members to conduct IPRs and coordinate activities.

b.  Four quarterly Federal Interagency Lewis and Clark Working Group meetings, Annual Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Council conference, travel to share Army Lewis and Clark story to selected activities and commands, and liaison/coordination visits to commemorative sites if necessary.


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