Army Reserve Warrior Transition Program

OBLIGATION TO OUR SERVICE MEMBERS:

President Lincoln's second inaugural address so eloquently states what our obligations are to families of wounded service members:

"... to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." 


OUR MISSION STATEMENT: 

The Army Reserve Warrior Transition Program is the proponent to provide centralized assistance in clarifying administrative, legal, and medical concerns that warrants Army Reserve engagement as Soldiers in Transition navigate through their Comprehensive Transition Plan. 




PROGRAM HISTORY:

In 2012, the Army Reserve Command Team conducted several visits to Warrior Transition Units (WTU) and Community Care Units (CCU) in CONUS and OCONUS to meet with our Wounded Warriors to thank them for their service and ensure their needs were being met by their WTU Chain of Command. During these visits, Army Reserve Soldiers in Transition expressed a need for assistance with administrative, medical and legal issues requiring OCAR/USARC staff engagement to resolve. The Army Reserve Warrior Transition Program was created in 2013 to assist Reservists with troubleshooting obstacles presented during their path of healing. Support Coordinators are ready to engage at all times to facilitate the process and assist when needed.


PROGRAM SCOPE:
 
 

Army Reserve Warrior Transition Support Coordinators provide the following support services to our Soldiers in Transition:

Administrative and Finance

  • Promotion
  • REFRAD
  • MRP Processing
  • DD 214 issues
  • Mandatory Retirement Date
  • LOD issues
  • ADME Extensions/Qualifications
  • Assignment vs. Attachment
  • Lack understanding of WTU entry/exit criteria
  • PDHRA Completion
  • PHA Completion
  • Transition Job Assistance
  • Specialty AOC/MOS training
  • Reserve Pay Processing
  • Administrative Orders
  • Transition Orders

Physical Disability Evaluation System

  • MEB/PEB Process not understood
  • Unnecessary process delays
  • NARSUM completion
  • PEBLO to Soldier follow-up
  • WTU/CCU Transfers

Medical

  • Medical Questions and Concerns
  • Provider concerns
  • Request for Second Opinions
  • Unresolved Medical Condition
  • Surgery concern/issues
  • Definitive/maximum care       

SUCCESS STORIES

Our Support Coordinators are committed to their Soldiers' process of healing. Once that journey is complete, Soldiers in Transition may return to duty (RTD) or medically discharge and become productive citizens in their communities. The Warrior Transition Program is dedicated to helping Soldiers in Transition down the path to recovery that best fits their goals and abilities. Please see below for some of our success stories.

WARRIOR TRANSITION SPECIALISTS LOCATION AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Our USAR Warrior Transition Support Coordinators are strategically located across the country. The graph below indicates the current WTU sites where our personnel stand ready to engage.

WTU SOLDIER'S RESOURCES
Pursuant to Army Regulation 27-3, The Army Legal Assistance Program, US Army Reserve Soldiers are authorized to receive free confidential legal services 

Obtain "Legal Assistance Services"



National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) PTSD Consultation Program: The program is available to any provider treating veterans who has a question about PTSD (treatment, assessment, training, resources). Experts answer questions and provide consultation at no charge. For more information, contact ptsdconsult@va.gov or call (866) 948-7880. www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/consult/index.asp



Guide to Veterans Legal Issues: Describes the legal issues that veterans may encounter and guides readers to the appropriate resources to help veterans who need assistance accessing benefits. www.benchmarkinstitute.org/t_by_t/substantive/Guide_to_Veterans_Legal_Issues.pdf

Specifically for providers outside of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), this website provides a wide array of resources to assist providers who treat veterans and their families. It includes information on understanding military culture and experience, connecting with your local VA, and tools for working with a variety of mental health conditions. www.mentalhealth.va.gov/communityproviders.

Website with resources for safety net providers to learn how to help veterans transition to civilian careers, provide referrals to VA facilities, and contract with VA Medical Centers. www.hrsa.gov/veterans

What non-VA providers can expect in working with the VA, including a comprehensive provider guide that details the VA’s requirements for authorizations and referrals, claims payment, and the return of medical documentation back to the authorizing VA Medical Center. www.va.gov/PURCHASEDCARE/programs/providerinfo/provider_info_NVC.asp.

Offers free resources to service members. A Service Providers section features free educational and promotional materials related to a wide array of issues affecting service members and their families, current news on policies affecting delivery of care to service members, and reference guides. www.militaryonesource.mil/those-who-support-service-providers

A provider-focused section includes clinical practice guidelines, guidelines on using the self-assessments on the site, handouts for clients on common post-deployment challenges, and links to online continuing education courses for providers. http://afterdeployment.dcoe.mil/providers/home

Center for Deployment Psychology: Training and consultation services for providers working with service members and veterans on deployment related behavioral health services and treatment. Resources include online coursework, condition criteria, and treatment guidelines. http://deploymentpsych.org


Fort Family is providing a single gateway to responsive Family Crisis Assistance, available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

It provides a unit and community based solution to connect people to people. 

By pinpointing Families-in-need and local community resources, the AR can quickly connect the Soldier Family and resources thus providing installation-commensurate services in the geographic location of the crisis. 

Fort Family has established a community based capacity by engaging our Nation's "Sea of Goodwill" to support Soldiers and Families closest to where they are. 


You may contact Fort Family at 866-345-8248 or help@fortfamily.org


http://www.arfp.org/index.php/programs/fort-family-outreach-and-supportlive

The Strength of our Soldiers comes from the Strength of their Families.

Contact us at 866-436-6290 or www.arfp.org 



Military OneSource is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve service members, and their families with comprehensive information on every aspect of military life including deployment, reunion, relationships, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more. 

Contact us at 800-342-9647 or 
www.militaryOneSource.com

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need.

Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America's Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Service, and International Services. 

Contact us at 877-272-7337 or
 www.Redcross.org 


Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training.

Connect with us at
www.strongbonds.org 

ACE SI: "BEST PRACTICE"

The ACE SI Training Program is a recognized best practice with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).

The listing for ACE SI in the Best Practices Registry can be found at the SPRC website.

Contact us at 800-273-8255 or Suicide Prevention or Military Crisis

Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Thousands of resources.

Honoring and empowering our nations wounded warriors by providing unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Contact us at 800-827-1000 or www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov