The Combatant Command Cultural Heritage Action Group (CCHAG) supports the war fighter and the military mission through the development of reference, education, and training tools for military and DoD civilian personnel and contractors.
Our mission is to enhance military capacity by promoting Cultural Property Protection (CPP) as a force multiplier. We improve cultural awareness within DoD, at the senior leadership, command and tactical levels by helping to ensure that CPP is considered during full spectrum operations so that U.S. personnel will perform in accordance with U.S. laws and military regulations and international laws and treaties.
To fulfill this mission, the CCHAG provides Combatant Commands and Joint Force Planners and Engineers with proactive mission support, a wide range of CPP training products and outreach materials, education and training, curriculum development, and technical expertise to enable soldier readiness in every situation that requires an understanding of CPP.
CCHAG’s vision is to serve as the DoD’s preferred provider of training, actionable information on demand, and purpose-built products and services, aided by our network of Subject Matter Experts with domestic and international outreach capabilities, to instill CPP awareness among all COCOM and JF decision makers, uniform personnel and civilian contractors.
CCHAG stakeholders include key COCOM and Joint Force decision makers, international Military partners, a broad range of professional and academic partners, and a growing network of Subject Matter Experts (with specialties in archaeology, architectural and cultural landscapes, Geospatial Information Systems, mapping, satellite imagery analysis, geography and anthropology).