The U.S. Army established Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at major military treatment facilities (MTFs) located around the world. WTUs provide personalized support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management, as well as mobilized Reserve Component Soldiers requiring definitive care.
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. Within a WTU, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers work with their 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.
A Community-Based Warrior Transition Unit (CBWTU) functions as a WTU for Soldiers who receive medical care in their community such as Department of Defense (DoD), 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 it can be medically supported. Clinical care requirements determine whether a Soldier is assigned to a WTU or CBWTU.
Current WTU and CBWTU locations are depicted on the map below. To contact a specific WTU, call your squad leader or call the Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline. Your call will be routed to the ombudsman for your WTU.