The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) team makes historical materials available for use to support the U.S. Army, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers - past and present.
Acquire: Purchase or accept donations of historical materials to fill collection gaps or improve holdings with items of exceptional U.S. Army and/or Soldier story value.
Hold: Account for and preserve historical materials by ensuring they are available for generations to come.
Exhibit: Display historical material to support research, communicate our holdings, and educate on site and virtual visitors.
Conserve: Care for historical materials, including preservation techniques, to protect them from threats, prevent decay, and ensure long term availability.
Produce: Use our collections to prepare information that aids understanding and decision-making, while making collections known to the widest possible audience.
Our intent is to establish the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center as the nation's preeminent military research and education complex, dedicated to the study of the United States Army. In order to achieve this goal, the team must adapt. We will transform the organization, creating a digital archive, multi-discipline processing team, and historical services team. Additionally, we will combine customer support and education activities, as well as move collection management activities to the staff.
We will also realign functions and develop processes to improve production and our ability to actively support the Army. We intend to move from where we are today, as a multi-disciplinary organization, through inter-disciplinary cooperation to a "trans-disciplinary" (inter-dependent) organization by 2020.