During a ceremony on Aug. 25, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle (left) presented Maj. Jemah Parker (right) with an Army Surgeon General coin for her service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parker performed her duties for the Army Recovery Care Program while assisting with COVID-19 operations. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Julia Oliveri)
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During a ceremony on Aug. 25, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle (left) presented Maj. Jemah Parker (right) with an Army Surgeon General coin for her service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parker performed her duties for the Army Recovery Care Program while assisting with COVID-19 operations. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Julia Oliveri) (Photo Credit: Julia Oliveri) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle (left) spoke to Master Sgt. Starrenzo Cummings virtually during a recognition ceremony that he attended from a temporary duty location. Cummings and Maj. Jemah Parker (right) were recognized for assisting with COVID-19 operations while still performing their duties for the Army Recovery Care Program. Upon his return, Cummings will receive an Army Surgeon General coin. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Julia Oliveri)
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle (left) spoke to Master Sgt. Starrenzo Cummings virtually during a recognition ceremony that he attended from a temporary duty location. Cummings and Maj. Jemah Parker (right) were recognized for assisting with COVID-19 operations while still performing their duties for the Army Recovery Care Program. Upon his return, Cummings will receive an Army Surgeon General coin. (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Julia Oliveri) (Photo Credit: Julia Oliveri) VIEW ORIGINAL
The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Chief of Staff and Chief, AMEDD Civilian Corps, Mr. Richard Beauchemin presented the Q1 FY2020 Wolf Pack Award to the U.S. Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) during a ceremony held at the ARCP Headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia on September 30, 2020
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Chief of Staff and Chief, AMEDD Civilian Corps, Mr. Richard Beauchemin presented the Q1 FY2020 Wolf Pack Award to the U.S. Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) during a ceremony held at the ARCP Headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia on September 30, 2020 (Photo Credit: Andre Revell II) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Lt. Col. Robert P. Venton (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Gordon Lawitzke (left), the commander and senior enlisted leader respectively of the Fort Drum Soldier Recovery Unit, prepare to case the iconic colors of the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) during a re-designation ceremony on Fort Drum, N.Y. June 16, 2020.  The WTU was re-designated the Fort Drum Soldier Recovery Unit as part of the Army’s restructuring of the Warrior Care and Transition Program to the Army Recovery Care Program.  The new model of wounded warrior care will simplify entry criteria, streamline processes and focus resources to foster an environment that will serve individual wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Warren W. Wright Jr., Fort Drum Medical Activity Public Affairs)
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT DRUM, N.Y. – Lt. Col. Robert P. Venton (right) and Command Sgt. Maj. Gordon Lawitzke (left), the commander and senior enlisted leader respectively of the Fort Drum Soldier Recovery Unit, prepare to case the iconic colors of the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) during a re-designation ceremony on Fort Drum, N.Y. June 16, 2020. The WTU was re-designated the Fort Drum Soldier Recovery Unit as part of the Army’s restructuring of the Warrior Care and Transition Program to the Army Recovery Care Program. The new model of wounded warrior care will simplify entry criteria, streamline processes and focus resources to foster an environment that will serve individual wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Warren W. Wright Jr., Fort Drum Medical Activity Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Warren Wright) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit leaders, (from left) Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Rivera and Lt. Col. Heath Holt uncase the SRU colors. The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion was formally reflagged as the Fort Campbell Solider Recovery Unit during a reflagging ceremony on Fort Campbell, July 10. The SRU, is part of the Army Recovery Care Program, which oversees the evaluation and treatment of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers requiring six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical-case management. The name change reflects the restructuring of the program to update policy and procedures, to simplify entry criteria, streamline processes and focus resource
s to foster an environment at the unit level that will serve individual Soldiers' unique needs. US Army photo.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit leaders, (from left) Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Rivera and Lt. Col. Heath Holt uncase the SRU colors. The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion was formally reflagged as the Fort Campbell Solider Recovery Unit during a reflagging ceremony on Fort Campbell, July 10. The SRU, is part of the Army Recovery Care Program, which oversees the evaluation and treatment of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers requiring six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical-case management. The name change reflects the restructuring of the program to update policy and procedures, to simplify entry criteria, streamline processes and focus resource
s to foster an environment at the unit level that will serve individual Soldiers' unique needs. US Army photo. (Photo Credit: Laura Boyd) VIEW ORIGINAL

ARLINGTON, Va. – Despite all of the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic presented, the Army Recovery Care Program reached major milestones in 2020.

ARCP redesigned programs and activities to be provided safely during a global pandemic, while simultaneously completing a restructure. Needless to say, the past year was full of challenges to overcome and opportunities to innovate.

In the midst of the novel coronavirus, ARCP offered an average of 350 adaptive reconditioning activities every week. Nearly 1,200 Soldiers participated in programs such as archery, tai chi and equine therapy, and groups like Bible study and pain management.

Soldiers are always the top priority. ARCP has helped approximately 80,000 Soldiers with their recovery journeys since 2008.

“Our Soldiers have been and continue to be our primary focus,” said Col. Curtis Douglass, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army Recovery Care Program, U.S. Army Medical Command. “Every day, they approach their recoveries with bold determination, and we are committed to doing the same as we provide them with the vital support and resources needed to truly overcome.”

ARCP was also recognized for its accomplishments within and beyond the program. In August, Soldiers Maj. Jemah Parker and Master Sgt. Starrenzo Cummings were coined by the Army Surgeon General for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic. They compiled reports for the Surgeon General and performed Watch Officer shifts to support the 24/7 Operations Center Watch Team.

In 2020, ARCP restructured to focus on its central mission of complex case management for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. This effort was accomplished with the help and support of all 14 SRUs and entailed a holistic review and comprehensive reform.

Warrior Transition Units held reflagging ceremonies and became Soldier Recovery Units. The ceremonies marked a significant milestone in ARCP’s restructure, which began in November 2019 and culminated in the program reaching full operational capability on Oct. 1, 2020.

In September, ARCP was presented with the Wolf Pack Award for demonstrating effective teamwork and excellence during the restructure.

“Restructuring helps us keep the commitment we made to Soldiers today, tomorrow and in the years to come,” Douglass said.

ARCP is optimistic about the future and excited about the possibilities 2021 holds for our Soldiers. We remain as dedicated as ever to being the premier program for the healing and transition of the U.S. Army’s wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

The Army Warrior Care and Transition Program is now the Army Recovery Care Program. Although the name has changed, the mission remains the same: to provide quality complex case management to the Army's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.

Learn more about one Soldier Recovery Unit’s Bible study group by visiting this link: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/374684/song-lyrics-bible-verses-and-coronavirus-conversations-group-sessions-help-arcp-soldiers-recover-and-overcome

Find out more about one Soldier Recovery Unit’s pain management group by visiting this link: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/381531/arcp-cadre-member-sees-soldiers-grappling-with-pain-takes-action

Visit this link to find out more about the Army Surgeon General coining ceremony for two ARCP Soldiers: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/378864/army-surgeon-general-coins-two-arcp-soldiers-covid-19-support

Visit this link to find out more about the ARCP’s Wolf Pack Award presentation: https://www.dvidshub.net/news/380882/army-recovery-care-program-earns-wolf-pack-award

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