Warrior Transition Command
The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is a one-star command under the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM). The WTC Commander is also the Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transition.
WTC serves a vital role, not only in managing the care and recovery of Soldiers evacuated from theater, but also those preparing to deploy and those who have returned from combat and require coordinated, complex care management to help them cope with and overcome the cumulative effects of war and multiple deployments. WTC supports Army Force Generation by ensuring everything possible is done to retain and return to duty Soldiers that are fully fit for duty. This is particularly critical as an Army at war finds itself developing and utilizing an operational reserve force of Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers to successfully take the war to the enemy. Here, WTC plays an important role in ensuring Reserve Component Soldiers also receive the care they require prior to and after deployment to be mission ready and comprise an effective part of the total Army force.
WTC's mission is to develop, coordinate, and integrate the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) for wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families or caregivers to promote success in the force or civilian life.
The establishment of the WTC also represents a major milestone in the Army's transformation of outpatient care and services. This transformation began with the establishment of the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) and continued with the establishment of Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at major Army installations worldwide.
WTC has the following core warrior care competencies:
- Act as overall proponent for the Army's Warrior Care and Transition Program
- Insure execution of warrior care and AW2 programs for the MEDCOM commander
- Coordinate with Department of Army staff, other services and departments, and Congress on warrior care matters
- Evaluate and standardize WTU policies and procedures
- Coordinate wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers movement
- Implement the Recovery Coordination Program and Comprehensive Transition Plan
- Assist WTC and AW2 Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families with career and education opportunities