Soldier Discipline

Soldiers participating in the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) are expected to actively participate and be accountable in meeting the goals outlined in their Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP). A Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Soldier’s primary mission is to heal and transition; however, Soldiers remain subject to Army regulations, customs, courtesies, administrative policies, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). 

Expectations for Soldiers

WTU Soldiers are responsible for:

  • Completing all the requirements related to their CTP such as goal setting, scrimmages, focused transition reviews (FTR), and self-assessments as directed by their command teams (commanders and senior enlisted advisors)
  • Attending formations, town halls, and unit activities as directed by their command teams
  • Keeping all scheduled clinical and non-clinical appointments as the Soldier’s appointed place of duty, coordinating with their primary care manager (PCM) and nurse case manager (NCM) for changes and/or cancellations
  • Following medical instructions, using prescription medications as directed, and adhering to physical profiles
  • Actively engaging in transition activities to include education programs, internships, and adaptive reconditioning programs
  • Not using, possessing, or distributing illegal drugs, which constitutes a violation of the UCMJ and may result in mandatory separation processing
  • Meeting the body fat standards in accordance with AR 600-9 (The Army Body Composition Program)

For detailed procedural guidance on personal conduct expectations for WCTP Soldiers, refer to Army Regulation 40-58- Warrior Care and Transition Program

 

Addressing Non-Compliance and Misconduct

AR 600-20 (Army Command Policy), paragraph 1-5(c) states “the commander is responsible for establishing the leadership climate of the unit and developing disciplined and cohesive units. This sets the parameters within which the command will be exercised and, therefore, sets the tone for social and duty relationships within the command.” Commanders should do everything possible to assist and enable Soldiers to heal and transition successfully and should use their experience and discretion to assess incidents of non-compliance and misconduct on a case-by-case basis.

For detailed procedural guidance on how to address Soldier non-compliance and misconduct, refer to Army Regulation 40-58 – Warrior Care and Transition Program WCTP or ask us through the Cadre Collaboration Portal .

 

Frequently Asked Questions

My Soldier is not meeting the AR 600-9 weight standards. Are there any exceptions or exemptions?
What are my disciplinary action options?
I have a unique situation regarding my Soldier’s ability to meet his/her expectations. Who can I contact for additional guidance?

My Soldier is not meeting the AR 600-9 weight standards. Are there any exceptions or exemptions?

Soldiers with major limb loss (amputation about the ankle or above the wrist which includes full hand and/or full foot loss), Soldiers in Continuation on Active Duty (COAD)/Continuation on Active Reserve (COAR) status, or pregnant and postpartum Soldiers are exempt from AR 600-9’s weight standards. Soldiers diagnosed with a temporary medical condition that directly causes weight gain or body fat loss may have up to 6 months to resolve the medical issue. This may be extended up to 12 months if the primary care manager determines it necessary.

If Soldiers do not meet the criteria above and believe their medical condition(s) prevent them from meeting the AR 600-9 requirements, they can request an exception to policy (ETP), per AR 600-20, paragraph 3-17. The exemption paperwork must be endorsed by the PCM and processed through the Soldier’s chain of command reviewed by the servicing staff judge advocate, and submitted directly to the DCS G-1, who is the sole approval authority.

What are my disciplinary action options?

Commanders will use their experience and discretion to assess incidents of non-compliance and misconduct on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the severity of the offense, disciplinary action may include counseling, return to unit from the WTU/CCU program, non-judicial punishment, administrative separation, or courts-martial.

I have a unique situation regarding my Soldier’s ability to meet his/her expectations. Who can I contact for additional guidance?

Refer to Army Regulation 40-58. . For additional guidance, ask us through the Cadre Collaboration Portal .

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