U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"It is important for the American people to understand that Pakistan needs our help in going after al-Qaida. [Pakistan's] ability to destroy these safe havens is tied to its own strength and security."
- President Barack Obama
President unveils Afghan-Pakistan strategy review
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Year of the Noncommissioned Officer
"I can truly say that I've enjoyed each and every assignment I've had," Fernandez said. "I really like the diversity of experiences. The Army has definitely been good to me and to my family. Finally, I really appreciate the opportunities it's given me as a woman and as an immigrant."
- Sgt. 1st Class Susan Fernandez, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the USAG Brussels
Spotlight NCO: Sergeant First Class Susan Fernandez
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
- Early Bird News Site
- Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"
- Stories of Valor
- Army Public Affairs Portal
- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace
- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates
2009: Year of the NCO
2009: Year of the Military Family
2009: 100th Anniversary of the Chaplain Assistant
- National Women's History Month: Army Heritage and History Web site
- Brain Injury Awareness Month: U.S. Army Medical Department Web site
- Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
- Month of the Military Child
WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS
- Part three of seven: Suicide Prevention: Seven Days, Seven Installations (CAC)
- Obama’s Afghanistan (FO)
- Less is not more in Afghanistan (WPR)
- To go or not (DP)
- Logistics of being a working military wife with children....who knew? (SBz)
- Odds and ends in Iraq (CS)
U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command
What is it?
The Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is a new 1-star command under U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) that serves as the organizational focal point for the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP). The WTC will have the following core competencies:
• Warrior Care and Transition Program proponent
• Execution and oversight of the Warrior Care and Army Wounded Warrior programs for the MEDCOM commander
• Coordinate and collaborate with MEDCOM, DA staff, other services, other departments and Congress
• Prescribe standardization and evaluation
• Coordinate and collaborate the movement of Warriors in Transition (WTs)
• Oversee, monitor and advise on reserve-component issues
What has the Army done?
The WTC consolidates three existing offices/agencies involved in Army warrior care: the Warrior Transition office (WTO), previously under MEDCOM; the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), previously under Human Resources Command; and the Warrior Care and Transition Office (WCTO) previously under the Office of the Chief of Staff, Army. On April 1, 2009, the WTC becomes a provisional command under MEDCOM, with a fully operational capability (FOC) date planned for Oct. 1, 2009.
Why is this important to the Army?
The Warrior Care and Transition Program represents a cultural and organizational shift in how the Army manages outpatient care and transition services for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. The Warrior Transition Command synchronizes and synergizes the WCTP and the many programs and initiatives that benefit wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their families, and helps sustain an integrated, comprehensive continuum of care and services that is consistent Army wide. The combining of these organizations will have a dynamic impact on the future success of the Army's Warriors in Transition, either back to the force or to the civilian community.
Warrior Care News page
Warrior Care News Web site
WAR ON TERROR
- Obama says he is sharpening focus of war in Afghanistan (WP)
- Obama sets plan to boost afghan stability, confront Taliban and al-Qaida (PBS)
- Afghanistan will not be a quagmire, Obama assures (LAT)
- Trainers 'critical' to Obama's new Afghan-Pakistan plan, Mullen says (ARMY.MIL)
- Afghan strategy a matter of trust (USA)
- Guns go silent after 24-hour face-off in Baghdad, but tensions remain high (NYT)
- Death before this honor (AT)
- NATO 60 years later: Leadership addresses challenges (ARMY.MIL)
- U.S. to allow North Korea test launch (WSJ)
- Pentagon chief favors sanctions to press Iran (Reut)
- Authorities fear war experience could make standoffs more numerous, dangerous (CSG)
- Iraqi army soldiers prepare to field M1A1 main battle tank (ARMY.MIL)
- U.S. army fights to separate friends from foe in Afghanistan (GRD)
- U.S. opens route to Afghanistan through Russia's backyard (GRD)
- Pakistan army ends bloody siege of Lahore police academy (TO)
- Israeli military in PR offensive to explain civilian deaths in Gaza (IND)
- 'No halt' to Gaza arms smuggling (BBC)
- NATO seeks $2bn to bolster Afghan forces (FT)
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