WTC releases new video on enhanced warrior care system
June 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2011) -- The Warrior Transition Command released a 10-minute educational video last week highlighting new aspects of the Armyâ€™s system to care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.
Titled â€śSoldier Success through Focused Commitment,â€ť the video features three Warriors in Transition -- Capt. Jeremy McGuffey, Sgt. 1st Class John Wright and Staff Sgt. Gabriel Garcia -- working through the WTU on their way to recovery.
It walks the viewers through several parts of the program including the Warrior Transition Unit structure -- which provides personal care for Soldiers who require six months or more of rehabilitation or complex medical care.
â€śThe Army has committed the money and the resources to ensure that our wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and their families can heal together,â€ť said Brig. Gen. Darryl Williams, commander of the WTC, â€śas well as learn the necessary skills and tools that will enable them to lead productive lives post injury.â€ť
Another highlight in the video focuses on the Soldierâ€™s caregiver team and the Comprehensive Transition Plan, or CTP.
At the WTUs, a team of caregivers is appointed to each of the warriors in transition. This team develops a seven-step CTP, an individualized care plan that focuses on six aspects of the Soldierâ€™s life -- physical, emotional, spiritual, social, family and career.
â€śItâ€™s about everybody coming together -- his nurse case manager, his primary care doctor, his social worker and his squad leader,â€ť said Christina Garcia, Garciaâ€™s wife. â€śEverybody together in the same room and discussing just him.â€ť
The seven aspects -- developed during â€śscrimmageâ€ť sessions which consist of the Soldier, the caregivers and his family -- are used as the focus to help set short-term and long-term goals based on the warriorâ€™s abilities.
These personalized goals help the warriors and their families successfully transition back into the force or into civilian life.
The video is available for viewing on WTCâ€™s website, http://www.wtc.army.mil/.