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DOD - 76806 - Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameVietnam War Commemoration Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number76806
Original Establishment Date1/14/2013Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/30/2019Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date1/14/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter1/14/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date6/30/2019Designated Federal Officer First Name*Marcia
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Moore
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*703-571-2005
Effective Date Of Authority*2/6/2011Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-692-4691
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The committee, of not more than 20 members, provided independent advice to the Department of Defense on the Vietnam War Commemorative Program, which will last until 2025.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee was composed of not more than 20 members, who represented Vietnam Veterans, their families, the American public or those organizations that supported the soldiers in Vietnam or their families during the Vietnam War.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee met twice a year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Section 598(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181) authorizes the Secretary of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. After careful deliberation and discussions among the various stakeholders, the Department has determined that the establishment of an advisory committee would best served the U.S. Government, the commemorative program the American people, and the various veterans’ organization.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings were not closed to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThis discretionary advisory committee, the Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee was terminated by the Department of Defense (DoD) as part of DoD’s compliance with the 1/3 reduction in discretionary advisory committees directed by Executive Order 13875, “Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees”, dated June 14, 2019.

The Committee was terminated on June 30, 2019.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentBased on advice from the Committee, the Vietnam War Commemoration has developed a strategic plan for successful completion of the Commemoration, to include measures of performance, and developed a communication plan to focus and prioritize efforts.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee provided advice on increasing the exposure of the Commemoration with public and private entities across the nation. They recommended that the Commemoration develop a strategy to anticipate larger/significant events, partnering with veteran service organizations to identify significant dates for their organization/ membership over the next 2-5 years. With the Committee's advice, the Vietnam War Commemoration staff is developing a long-range events calendar which will help predict requirements for support and enable early engagement to help expand recognition of the Commemoration and increase the effectiveness of the event to reach Vietnam veterans and their families. The Committee also recommended that we encourage Commemorative Partners to celebrate service before self rather that asking them (often Vietnam veterans or similar in age) to celebrating ourselves [Vietnam veterans] and that the success and professionalism of today's Armed Forces is an example of the legacy of Vietnam. Speakers for the Commemoration staff have incorporated these sentiments into their speech templates.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*70Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe total count was inadvertently added to the FY18 report due to an administrative error when the FACA database was under transition.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*95.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe recommendations are all very practical and are in progress for implementation or have already been implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSome recommendations may be partially implemented due to cost or staffing constraints. TBD.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentTransparency adequately provided.
Agency Feedback Comment*The recommendations are all very practical and are in progress for implementation.Narrative Description*The Committee provided independent advice and recommendations regarding the schedule of major events and priority of efforts during the commemorative program for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, as referenced in section 598 (c) of Public Law 110-181 (hereinafter referred to as “the Commemorative Program”), in order to achieve the objectives for the Commemorative Program specified in section 598 (c) of Public Law 110-181:a. To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice, on behalf of the United States, and to thank and honor the families of these veterans;b. To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces;c. To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War;d. To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War; ande. To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$18,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$13,474.81Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$700.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$32,174.81Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.25Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Veterans and Veterans' Medical Care


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033073Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001389Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002968Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003569Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005026Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005542Vietnam War Commemoration Advisory Committee2013