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Edition: Tue, January 15, 2008
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Warrior Transition Unit Cadre

What is it? The Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) cadre make sure Warriors in Transition (WTs) are well cared for and receive the medical treatment, services, and support needed during recovery. The Army's Warrior Ethos describes it best: "Never Leave a Fallen Comrade."

Here's how:
- Encourage WTs to focus on healing.
- Get Soldiers to medical appointments, therapy sessions and on track with treatment plans.
- Lead WTs through the full spectrum of administrative and family support services, like pay, housing, benefits, transportation, vocational training, and life skills coaching.
- Provide meaningful duties for WTs able to participate.

What has the Army done? The Army has assigned top-notch staff and cadre to manage the 35 activated WTUs, and nine Community Based Health Organizations (CBHCOs). These specially designed activities provide holistic care to wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, and their Families.
Better than ever:
- Approved special duty pay for Squad Leaders and Platoon Sergeants.
- Trained cadre in specialty skills for serving their fellow Soldiers in need.
- Increased promotion opportunities for cadre members serving in WTUs.
- Stabilized cadre tour assignments to ensure continuity for WTs.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? Plans call for cadre training improvements. With that, WTs and cadre will be able to provide feedback to the Army, as a way to help develop better care and treatment delivery for future WTs. Topping the list are increased professional development and training opportunities for cadre members.

Why is this important to the Army? Soldiers are the best advocates for their Soldiers. They can help guide Warriors and Families, in need of healing, through the benefits and services process. Since more than 70 percent of Soldiers who are wounded, ill, and injured have the potential to return to military duty, the Army needs the WTU cadre to help maintain the military environment while providing compassionate service to their fellow Soldier. The Army has made a commitment to serve each of these Soldiers and their Families for life, and vows never to violate the Warrior Ethos: "Never Leave a Fallen Comrade."

- Warrior Transition Unit Cadre

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