Warrior Care and Transition Program Restructure

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

What is it?

The U.S. Army is restructuring the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) to focus on its central mission of complex case management for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers.

What are the current and past efforts of the Army?

WCTP is the Army's premier program that cares for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers.

The Army conducted a comprehensive review of the WCTP and is restructuring to make improvements through updates to policies and programs. The program is being redesigned and rebranded as the Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) to implement restructure and reform measures. The Warrior Transition Battalions are being rebranded as optimized Soldier Recovery Units (SRUs). The new motto is, "Recover and Overcome." This restructure tailors services to fit the needs of every Soldier in active, Reserve and Army National Guard.

  • The current 14 Warrior Transition Units are restructured from a battalion hierarchy structure to an optimized structure called Soldier Recovery Units (SRU).

  • SRUs consist of platoons organized as "tracks" to focus resources and services based on the Soldier's point of recovery. The SRU three primary platoons are:

    • Complex Care
    • Veteran Track
    • Return to Duty
  • The ARCP will revise the current separate active and reserve component entry criteria and establish one entry criteria based on complex case management.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned?

The revised single-entry criteria is effective as of Jan. 1, 2020. Reserve Component Soldiers who do not meet the new SRU entry criteria, but are entitled to remain on (or return to) active duty for medical evaluation or treatment, are eligible for a remote medical management program. Reserve Component Soldiers who entered the program prior to January 2020 will retain all program services and continue to follow their comprehensive transition plan.

The organizational restructure and reform measures are scheduled to reach full capability by October 2020. As the ARCP establishes new policy and processes, the program will continue to assess impacts, incorporate best practices, and build an agile program ready to support Soldier recovery and Army readiness.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army is restructuring the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) to ensure the program safeguards the humanity, dignity, and respect of wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers in a more efficient manner.

The primary objective of the Army Recovery Care Program is to remain the premier program for the healing and recovery of the Army's wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers and their Families and caregivers. This restructure will simplify and streamline policy, remove barriers, and tailor services to fit the unique needs of every Soldier.

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