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Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord
OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ALEXANDRIA VA
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We assessed whether the programs for the care, management, and transition of Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion WTB, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, were managed effectively and efficiently. Specifically, we evaluated the missions, policies, and processes in place to assist Warriors in Transition with their return to duty status or transition to civilian life, and the DoD programs for Service members affected with Traumatic Brain Injury TBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. We identified several initiatives implemented at both the WTB and Madigan Army Medical Center MAMC that we believed to be noteworthy practices for supporting the comprehensive care, healing, and transition of Soldiers. We also identified a number of significant challenges that we recommend the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower and Reserve Affairs Commander, Human Resources Command HRC Western Regional Medical Command WRMC Commander, United States Army Medical Department Center and School Warrior Transition Command WTC MAMC and WTB leadership address, and which if resolved, should increase program effectiveness.
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