ARLINGTON, VA -- How and when is a Soldier eligible for the Warrior Care and Transition Program? It is important for Soldiers, their families and chain-of-command to understand eligibility and the application process. Throughout the month of February the Army's Deputy Chief of Staff, Warrior Care and Transition, the lead proponent for the WCTP, will answer these and other questions. The focus is on how wounded, ill and injured Soldiers enter the program. This requires an understanding of the entry criteria, the rehabilitation process, career and educational opportunities and personal goals.

WCT ensures that wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units receive world class care and services. The WCT mission is to oversee, integrate and synchronize policy, advocacy and execution for warrior care initiatives and the Army Wounded Warrior Program as an integral enabler of Army readiness.

According to Col. Matthew St Laurent, Deputy Chief of Staff, Warrior Care and Transition, "Our goal is to help Soldiers and their chain-of-command determine if they are eligible for the program and guide them through the entry process. Our hope is that every eligible Soldier receives the care and support they deserve."

In summing up the enduring mission of WCT, St Laurent says, "We have a template for success. Where else in the world can a wounded, ill and injured Soldier have these resources at their disposal? This is an effective Army program that Soldiers, their families and chain-of-command must understand, not only its scope and benefits, but also how to access it."

The DCS, WCT embodies the Army's enduring promise to care for its wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. WCT works to provide a dedicated time, place and process for those Soldiers and their families to complete a comprehensive transition plan to successfully return to duty or transition into civilian life.

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