We envision that the Museum and Society will be the foundation for a national program of education, preservation and promotion of military heritage in the United States. This foundation will be evidenced by cooperation with museums around the country, programs involving schools, veterans groups and other individuals with similar interests.
Core functions mandated by the Society charter are:
- To collect, maintain, research, interpret, and present educational programs and exhibits relating to United States military heritage.
- To support and encourage local and national history museums in their endeavor to present or exhibit United States military heritage.
- To support and educate local and national media sources about the military heritage of the United States.
Core values necessary to meet the core functions are:
Stewardship dictates that the Museum care for collections with dedication and accountability and make available to the public the artifacts, archives and items in our collection.
We involve the local, regional and national community by programs in education that assists their interests and needs.
A continual striving for excellence means we present professional integrity and scholarship through research and innovation.
Respect for our patrons demands that we listen, consider, and respond to all voices.