The COCOM Cultural Heritage Action Group provides a broad range of purpose-built training aids and educational products that promote awareness of issues relating to Cultural Property Protection (CPP) at all levels of the military hierarchy. These products are applied in a wide variety of training settings and in-theater operational contexts.
We provide Reachback Support by creating comprehensive country- and theater-specific CPP websites for personnel serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and the biennial Exercise Bright Star in Egypt.
Our validated GIS Data can be incorporated into any DoD mapping or display system to deliver accurate information to the right people at the right time, anywhere in the world.
We develop Mission Scenario Event Lists (MSEL) that feature cultural property protection issues in the training scenarios.
We design and build “mock” archeological training assets and sites and that simulate those found in the MIddle East and parts of the world so that MSELs can be executed in more realistic surroundings. We also provide detailed information for hardening historical and cultural property sites on military lands for adaptive re-use in actual training exercises
The CCHAG Annotated Bibliographical Database provides more than 1,300 citations to satisfy the most demanding researcher of Historical and Cultural Property Protection within the context of military operations.
Leveraging the broad expertise of our growing CCHAG Expert Network, we create databases of historical, cultural, archaeological and religious sites and monuments in any nation or region in the world, with site names, coordinates, satellite and ground-level photos and other data to meet any requirement.
We also create a broad range of outreach and support materials (books, presentations, posters and more) to foster CPP awareness at all levels of the chain of command
All CCHAG products are purpose-built to meet specific COCOM and JF requirements and are regularly updated, to support the mission.