USS Thresher

Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Project

 

Arlington National Cemetery

Commemorative Monuments Approval Process

 

  1. Submit the USS Thresher ANC Commemorative Monument approval package to the ANC Commemorative Monuments  Working Group. (Completed)
  2. An approval package completeness review will be conducted by the ANC Commemorative Monuments Working Group and the National Commission of Fine Arts.
  3. The ANC Commemorative Monuments Working Group and the National Commission of Fine Arts will provide their recommendations for modifications to the memorial design and approval package.
  4. We will make the requested modifications, and resubmit the approval package.
  5. The ANC Commemorative Monuments Working Group will provide their approval recommendation of our package to the ANC Advisory Committee and to Ms. Katharine Kelley, Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery.
  6. The ANC Advisory Committee & Ms. Kelley will provide independent recommendations to Ms. Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director, Army National Cemeteries.  Note that we are allowed to make a presention to the ANC Advisory Committee.
  7. A final recommendation for the commemoriative monument will be made by Ms. Durham-Aguilera to the Secretary of the Army Ms. Condon will forward her approval recommendation decision to the Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army.
  8. The final approval decision is made by Dr. Mark. T. Esper, Secretary of the Army.

 

Please note that this process can take over a year starting from the time the initial approval package is received by ANC.

 

The following is a link to a slide from ANC that depicts their  commemorative monuments approval process:  Arlington National Cemetery Commemorative Monuments Approval Process.

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