Warrior transition brigade

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The United States Army has been involved in numerous military conflicts or wars since it’s birth in 1775, each resulting in many deaths and casualties. The Global War On Terrorism (GWOT) has the highest rate of wounded Soldiers. The Army has made advances in the battlefield in reference to treating the injured and evacuating the severely wounded. Penicillin and blood transfusions were created and used during World War II. Wagons were used as ambulances during the Civil War. Fast forward it to today you will find a fleet of medical vehicles and helicopters alongside numerous advancements in medicine. This country's current conflict, the (GWOT), which includes Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), enhanced personal protective equipment such as advanced combat helmets and improved outer tactical vest. There were guidelines to evacuate the severely injured within an hour, and also surgeons performing aggressive surgeries that saved the lives of thousands during the two wars. These soldiers may have died in past wars. This resulted in thousands of wounded Soldiers returning to United States in search of medical care within the military and civilian medical facilities. Warrior Transition Units (WTU) are created to serve as coordinating units for Soldiers injured in (OIF), (OEF), and non-combat situations. Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) stood up the first WTU, also currently known as Warrior Transition Brigade (WTB). In 2007, Approximately 6,600 service members have been treated at WRAMC during the Global War on Terrorism, of which greater than 2,330 of these service members were wounded in action (Cassimatis & Calvillo, 2007). Unfortunately, the system cari... ... middle of paper ... ...sults, he or she receives terminal orders to return to duty or exit the military. The orders separation date will be 90 days from the date they are created (HQDA, 2007c). Soldiers separating the military due to disability reasons will also only do so between the 20 and 27 days of the month in order to ensure their VA benefits begin one month after separation (HQDA, 2007d). In conclusion, the Warrior Transition Battalion provides personal support to wounded Soldiers in need of six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical management. There are over 29 warrior transition units and nine community-based programs serving more than 7,500 soldiers. There are plans to restructure the Warrior Transition units as the service prepares for a scheduled withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and a continued decline in the number of the wounded.

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