Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters -- Camp Lejeune
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ALEXANDRIA VA OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
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We assessed whether the programs for the care, management, and transition of Wounded Warriors who include Wounded, Ill, or Injured Marines, hereafter, Warriors located at the Camp Lejeune, Wounded Warrior Battalion -- East hereafter, WWBn-East were managed effectively and efficiently. Specifically, we evaluated the missions, policies, and processes in place to assist Warriors in their return to duty status or transition to civilian life, and the DoD programs for Warriors affected with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We identified several initiatives implemented at both WWBn-East and the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune that we believed to be noteworthy practices for supporting the comprehensive care, healing, and transition of Warriors. Further, we observed that the WWBn-East and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune management and staff were fully dedicated to providing the best available care and services for helping Warriors heal and transition. We also identified a number of significant challenges that we recommend the WWBn-East and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune management address, which if resolved, we believe will increase program effectiveness in providing quality and timely care and services in support of the Warriors healing and transition. Finally, we recognized as a result of this assessment that it was important to give a voice to the Warriors themselves. We suggest that the WWBn-East and Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune management and staff consider Warrior comments, as discussed in this report, so they are cognizant of the Warriors views and concerns and can take appropriate action.
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