2014 Invictus Games, September 10-14, London, United Kingdom

Warrior Care Month 2016: Winning A Job

Through the Career and Education Readiness Program, the Army aims to provide wounded, ill and injured Soldiers with the best possible resources and opportunities in order to continue to be successful in their career, whether they are returning to duty or transitioning to Veteran status.

Each wounded, ill and injured Soldier establishes short and long-term career goals during his or her time in the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU)/Community Care Unit (CCU) or U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2). These goals are a significant piece of their Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP).

All WTU Soldiers should work closely with their Squad Leader, Occupational Therapist (OT), Transition Coordinator (TC) and AW2 Advocate (if applicable) to utilize the relevant resources in planning and achieving career goals as a part of their Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP). Career and Education Readiness (CER) activities should never interfere with medical treatment; Soldiers should pursue these options around their medical appointments.

Continue reading to learn how WTU Soldiers have continued their success through meaningful careers and expanded education. [Link to Derring, Fletcher, Mendez and Francisco stories]

Sgt. 1st Class Ricky Derring (Ret.)

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Ricky Derring manages his life like the strategic tactical plans he frequently reviewed. Read more...

Master Sgt. Robert Fletcher

BBQ is a very positive and challenging business and I have always challenged myself. Becoming a business owner helps me to determine my own future Read more...

Staff Sgt. Matthew Mendez

Among the cornerstone qualities of an Army professional is possessing a deep sense of commitment— being steadfast in accomplishing the mission that lies before you, despite whatever adversity, obstacles and challenges one might face. Read more...

1st Lt. Alexandria Francisco

Immediately upon her arrival at Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), Fort Benning, Georgia 1st Lt. Alexandria Francisco displayed exceptional drive and a willingness to excel despite the injuries that had cut short her military career. Read more...

Warrior Care Month 2016

WCM Events

Monday: November 14
  • Joint services Wheelchair Exhibition
Wednesday: November 16
  • Hiring Heroes Career Fair
Thursday: November 17
  • Joint Services Sitting Volleyball Tournament

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