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Veterans Curation Program

May 9, 2012 by Vet Net Publisher

Veterans Curation Program


In 2009, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archeological Collections (CX-CMAC) began a unique program, the Veterans Curation Program (VCP), to provide veterans with tangible work skills through the rehabilitation and preservation of archaeological collections, and to advance the public stewardship of federally owned archaeological collections. During their training, veterans acquire and advance skills in a variety of areas—including database management, software proficiency, and records management—that are necessary to thrive in today’s workforce. The impact of the Veterans Curation Program on transitioning veterans is the focus of this VetNet broadcast.

Three veterans from the St. Louis VCP laboratory will be sharing their experience with the program. From 1990 to 2000 Crystal Soto served in the U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army as an administrative and logistical specialist. Victor Plancarte is an Operation Enduring Freedom veteran who served the Marine Corps from 2007 to 2011 as a logistics vehicle system operator. As a Marine Corps infantry rifleman, Steve Wahle was also deployed to Afghanistan and served from 2001 to 2005. In addition to covering the VCP’s background, and goals and objectives, these veterans will discuss their military experiences, how they became involved with the VCP, their future plans, what this opportunity has meant for them, and how other veterans can pursue employment and training at the VCP.

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