The U.S. Army and the Lewis & Clark
Annex L: Army Reserve Campaign Plan
for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration (2003-2006)
a. General. This Annex prescribes the role of the Army
Reserve 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 also specifically sets forth the opportunities and responsibilities
of the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve, (OCAR), the U.S. Army Reserve
Command (USARC), and Army Reserve units and individuals.
b. Objectives. The purpose of the Army Reserve's involvement
in the Commemoration is to:
(1) Honor and commemorate the "Corps of Volunteers of
North Western Discovery" (1803-1806).
(2) Educate the American public, especially local communities
along the expedition route, of the role of the Army Reserve as an
integral part of the Army and of its role as part of local communities.
(3) Provide appropriate support, along with the Army and
the Army National Guard, in planning, organizing and conducting
commemorative activities at the local, state and national level
(4) Use the commemoration as an opportunity to support Army
Reserve recruiting and retention efforts.
2. Scope. This Annex supports the U.S. Army's Commemoration
Campaign Plan, outlines duties and responsibilities and provides authority
and guidance for planning and participating in state, local, Federal,
U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard (ARNG) Lewis and Clark
Bicentennial Commemoration activities.
3. Applicability. This Annex applies to all Army Reserve
units and Army Reservists, both in units and the Individual Ready Reserve,
and establishes the planning authority for all Army Reserve involvement
in the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration
4. Concepts and Planned Activities.
a. National Level Activities. OCAR and the USARC will
manage the Army Reserve's participation in national level activities.
The USARC will coordinate all operational aspects at both the local,
state and national levels.
b. Local and State Level Activities. Army Reserve units,
based on guidance and concurrence received through their chain of
command, may participate in local and state level Lewis and Clark
Bicentennial Commemoration activities. USAR unit involvement
in these activities will be allowed only as long as there is no adverse
impact on unit training schedules or readiness. All units must
be able to meet their military missions in the event of a national
emergency or contingency situation. Army Reserve support will
be provided in accordance with AR 210-22, AR 360-1, AR 700-131, the
Joint Ethics Regulation (DOD 5500.7-R), and all other applicable guidance.
Below are some ideas and areas in which the Army Reserve can participate
at the local and state level:
(1) Provide color guards, bands, marching units and other
(2) Provide equipment to support events, such as water facilities
(buffaloes), tentage, and other field items for use and/or static
(3) Provide public affairs, historical, and recruiting representatives
at events to tell the Army Reserve story,
(4) Hold open houses at Army Reserve Centers to introduce
the public to today's Army Reserve,
(5) Participate in and support special commemorative activities,
including the appropriate use of Army reserve facilities and joint
activities with the ARNG,
(6) Provide appropriate support to USAR soldiers who are
also re-enactors of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
5. Duties and Responsibilities.
a. OCAR will provide general guidance and direction to the
overall Army Reserve participation in the commemoration.
b. USARC will provide specific guidance and operational support
to units involved in Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration activities.
6. Funding and Resourcing. Unless otherwise provided, all
expenses associated with the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration,
such as TDY and support of commemorative activities, will come from
participating unit resources.