Warrior Care and Transition Program

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What is it?

The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Deputy Chief of Staff for Warrior Care and Transition (DCS, WCT) is the lead proponent for the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP).

The WCTP evaluates and treats wounded, ill and injured Soldiers through a comprehensive, Soldier-centric process of medical care, rehabilitation, professional development and achievement of personal goals. Major elements of the WCTP include:

What has the Army done?

The WCT's 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.

Since 2007, the following competencies are essential to the Army Warrior Care and Transition mission:

  • Act as the overall proponent for the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program.
  • Evaluate and standardize Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) policies and procedures.
  • Support wounded, ill and injured Soldiers throughout their Comprehensive Transition Plan(CTP).
  • Assist wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and Veterans with career and education opportunities.
  • Ensure execution of warrior care programs, including the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2), for the MEDCOM commander.
  • Coordinate with the U.S. Department of Army staff, Congress, and other services and departments on warrior care matters.

Currently, the Army's WCTP consists of 14 WTBs on Army installations throughout the United States. In addition, 12 installations have CCUs, allowing Soldiers with non-complex medical cases to heal in their home communities with the support of their Families and caregivers.

What continued efforts are planned for the future?

The Army recognizes warrior care as an enduring mission. As Army WCT moves forward, it will continue evolving to meet the changing needs of its population as well as the Army.

Why is this important to the Army?

WCT works to ensure everything possible is done to enable Soldiers to return to duty. WCT also plays an important role in ensuring Reserve Component Soldiers receive the care they require prior to and after deployment to remain mission ready.

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