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Warriors in Transition (WT)

What is it?
WT may be from either the Active or Reserve Components. Soldiers are assigned to Warrior Transition Units (WTU) based upon classification. Active Component Soldiers are component one (Compo 1); National Guard Soldiers are component two (Compo 2), and U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers are component three (Compo 3). The Compo 1 Soldiers may be considered WT and assigned to a WTU if they have complex medical care requiring six months or more of treatment or rehabilitation and who may need a medical board at the completion of that care. The Compo 2 and 3 Soldiers may be considered WT and eligible for assignment to a WTU if they remain on active duty for medical retention processing, or are placed on active duty medical extension orders for an injury incurred while in a training status. Initial-Entry-Training (IET) Soldiers are eligible only if they require complex care and a Medical Evaluation Board; or if deemed appropriate by the commander of the local medical command and the Soldier's IET commander.

What has the Army done?
The Army has established a "triad of care" for Warriors in Transition WT comprises of a physician, nurse case manager, and leader. Warriors in Transition get priority at installation medical treatment facilities; they are at the top of the list for quarters to ensure their housing is close to services they need; and financial and other issues are resolved without delay. Warriors in Transition and their advocates have unfettered access to WTU that can provide centralized support and rehabilitation. Soldiers and their Families can also seek assistance through Army Soldier and Family Assistance Centers.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army continues to open assistance centers to centralize services. We continue to work with the Department of Veterans' Affairs to streamline procedures, eliminate duplication, and provide the maximum allowable benefits to our WT.

Why is this important to the Army?
Our Soldiers and their Families depend on the Army for quality care, support, and services that are commensurate with the quality of their service. The Nation owes our wounded, ill, and injured Warriors and their Families nothing less than our very best effort.

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