Warrior Transition Units
The U.S. Army established Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at major military treatment facilities located around the world. WTUs provide personal support to wounded Soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management.
A WTU closely resembles a “line” Army unit, with a professional cadre and integrated Army processes that builds on the Army’s strength of unit cohesion and teamwork so that wounded Soldiers can focus on healing to transition back to the Army or to civilian status. Each wounded, ill, or injured Soldier works with a Triad of Care—primary care manager (normally a physician), nurse case manager, and squad leader—who coordinate their care with other clinical and non-clinical professionals.
Soldiers have one mission—to heal. All Soldiers develop a Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) with personalized goals that allows them and their Families move forward toward life post-injury.
Community–Based Warrior Transition Units (CBWTUs)
A Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU) functions as a WTU for Soldiers who receive medical care in their community—at Department of Defense, TRICARE, or Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities. The CBWTU primarily provides outpatient care management and transition services for Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers (COMPO 2 and 3) who do not need the day-to-day medical management provided by WTUs on Army installations. The CBWTU enables the Soldier to recover and transition at the location closest to his/her personal support network or in his/her home, if medically supportable. Clinical care requirements determine whether a Soldier is assigned to a WTU or CBWTU.