Accession Number:

ADA585736

Title:

Assessment of DoD Wounded Warrior Matters -- Fort Riley

Descriptive Note:

Audit rept.

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

We assessed whether the Warrior Transition Battalion WTB, Fort Riley, Kansas, managed effectively and efficiently the programs for the medical care and transition of wounded, ill, and injured Warriors. 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. We identified several noteworthy initiatives implemented at both the Fort Riley WTB and Irwin Army Community Hospital. We also identified a number of significant challenges that require corrective action by the responsible Army Commanders to increase program effectiveness and efficiency. This site assessment addressed the wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers matters at the Army WTB located at Fort Riley, Kansas. To obtain unbiased data, not unduly reflecting the views of either the supporters or detractors of the program, we used a two-pronged approach to select our respondents. First, we determined how many Service members to interview, and then we applied a simple random sample approach to determine the Service members we should interview. Subsequently, we interviewed 48 individuals and 6 groups of Army wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers. Additionally, we interviewed all available members of the key groups at Fort Riley responsible for the Soldiers care. Specifically, we conducted meetings and interviews during our 2-week visit to Fort Riley, Kansas, that included Irwin Army Community Hospital and WTB military and civilian staff and contractors supporting the WTB.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE