Accession Number:

ADA608928

Title:

Department of Defense Recovering Warrior Task Force

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 2013-2014

Corporate Author:

DEPT OF DEFENSE TASK FORCE ALEXANDRIA VA ON CARE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSITION OF RECOVERING WOUNDED ILL AND INJURED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES

Report Date:

2014-09-02

Pagination or Media Count:

357.0

Abstract:

This is the fourth and final Annual Report of the Department of Defense DoD Recovering Warrior Task Force RWTF, which was established at Congress behest to examine the effectiveness of military Recovering Warrior henceforth Recovering Warriors, or RWs policies and programs and to recommend improvements.1 Congress specified more than a dozen RW matters that RWTF was to study each year although these matters focused primarily on RW needs and resources prior to signing a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty form known as the DD2142, Congress also charged RWTF to address RWs transition to the Department of Veterans Affairs VA and civilian status. Drawing upon a comprehensive research plan encompassing a wide variety of data sources and collection methods see Appendix D, Methodology, RWTF produced a total of 77 recommendations in its first three years of effort. These recommendations can be found in RWTF s Fiscal Year FY 2011, FY2012, and FY2013 Annual Reports, which are available at httprwtf.defense.gov. The present FY2014 Annual Report makes 10 recommendations, for a total of 87 RWTF recommendations over four years of operation. Two factors differentiate the tenor and content of this RWTF Annual Report from the three that preceded it the anticipated sunset of RWTF and the shifting geopolitical landscape. RWTF, a timelimited Federal Advisory Committee FAC, will sunset November 20, 2014. RWTF is thus mindful that this volume represents a final opportunity to potentially influence the future effectiveness and course of RW care. Secondly, RWTF recognizes that the drawing down of U.S. military operations in SouthwestCentral Asia after more than a decade of war poses both risk and opportunity for the enduring RW mission. The decline in combat injuries may jeopardize continued attention and resources for RW matters.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE