Meet Andy: USACE Veterans Curation Project employee
February 10, 2011
- The VCP is a training and employment program that provides employment to wounded veterans, teaching them valuable job skills
- Andrew Douglas, a wounded veteran, is a Veterans Curation Project employee
Andrew "Andy" Douglas, member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Legion, served both in the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army infantries. Currently, he is a full-time employee at a Veterans Curation Project (VCP) lab, and a student at Southwest Illinois College. Andy is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in psychology and Middle Eastern studies and hopes to one day earn a Master's degree.
The VCP is a unique program founded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where veterans are trained by professional archaeological laboratory management specialists in technical skills such as digital photography and scanning, cataloging, data base and records management, and preserving historical documents.
"The VCP has helped me get back in the swing of working with other people," Andy says. "I see that the tasks assigned at the archaeology laboratory help veterans with brain injuries by developing their concentration and memory."