Michael S. (Sonny) Trimble
Michael S. (Sonny) Trimble is the Chief of the Curation and Archives Analysis Branch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District. He is also the Director of the Veterans Curation Program (VCP). Sonny received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Missouri, Columbia . His specialties include North American archaeology, archaeological forensics, collections and archives management, and GIS. Sonny’s group assisted the Department of Justice for 2.5 years on a Presidential mission to gather and analyze forensic data documenting murder and crimes against humanity carried out by Iraq’s former regime under Saddam Hussein. The results of these scientific investigations and reports provided the Iraqi legal system with forensic evidence for the prosecution by the Iraqi High Tribunal. He played a critical role in procuring the funding for the VCP program and is responsible for its overall operation.