Warrior Transition Leader: Medical Rehabilitation Handbook
ARMY MEDICAL DEPT CENTER AND SCHOOL FORT SAM HOUSTON TX
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Soldiers and their Families are the Armys principal asset. They are at the core of the Army, and as an organization we have the sacred responsibility to care for our wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers. Every wounded, injured, or ill Soldier deserves indeed has earned the right to be provided with excellent medical care and a broad range of opportunities to allow him or her to succeed either through continuation on active duty or through becoming a successful Veteran. As an all-volunteer force, many Soldiers view the Army as their professional home or at least as an important step along the way toward another career path. Their selfless service and commitment to defending freedom are to be respected and admired. America is well represented by this generation of Soldiers. Future historians will surely designate them as a Great Generation, having faced adversity with great courage, humility, patriotism, and honor. Leaders of Warriors in Transition must help wounded, injured, and ill Soldiers to regain their bearings, to set their azimuth, and then aim high for success. This occurs from the early stages of healing through reintegration into the force or to the civilian community. Leaders of Warriors in Transition need to be involved with their Soldiers, to invigorate them, to inform them and be informed by them, and to inspire them to ultimately achieve their fullest potential. The Comprehensive Transition Plan is an essential tool for leaders and Soldiers to navigate the terrain and set a course for achieving their goals. The Comprehensive Transition Plan is a process, a framework for communication, and a living document to record outcomes for leaders, healthcare providers, and Soldiers and their Families. We encourage all Army leaders to read this book, to study it and take notes, and to implement their knowledge for the benefit of their Soldiers.
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