In 2009, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District’s Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections (MCX-CMAC) implemented the VCP. On October 5, 2009, the first VCP lab opened in Augusta, Georgia. The second opened its doors on December 7, 2009, in St. Louis, Missouri, and the third opened on January 25, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The Washington, D.C. facility was relocated to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in the summer of 2011.
Since the inception of the program, 323 veterans have been trained and employed by the program (date updated May 2016). Training offered through the VCP includes database management, report writing, digital assets management, digitizing records, records management, photography and scanning, objects inventory and tracking, and objects and records processing.