WTU Force Structure

WTU Force Structure

The Army is making adjustments to the force structure of the Warrior Transition Units (WTU) within the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) while continuing to empower wounded, ill and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and Families through a comprehensive transition plan for successful reintegration into the force or the community. These adjustments include WTU disestablishments and organizational modifications that properly align Cadre and medical resources with the current WTU population, increasing efficiency and focused leadership.

The changes are a result of a periodic review of the WTU force structure, a declining WTU population, and the Army’s continued commitment to provide the best care and support for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. The Army Medical Command plans to implement the changes, in an iterative manner, over the course of the next two fiscal years.

Since its inception in 2007, the WCTP has evolved to meet the changing needs of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families. The current force structure effort is no different. The WTU population of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers across the Army has steadily declined over the last 12 months by more than 2,500 with less than 3,000 Soldiers currently assigned to WTUs. Changes slated to take effect during fiscal year 2016 include WTU disestablishments at the below locations:

  • Balboa Naval Medical Center, California
  • Europe
  • Fort Gordon, Georgia
  • Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
  • Fort Meade, Maryland
  • Fort Polk, Louisiana
  • Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Fort Wainwright, Alaska
  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

Additional WTU organizational modifications will occur in fiscal year 2017 for all 14 enduring WTU locations in order to appropriately resize the Cadre to properly align to the wounded, ill and injured Soldier population. Enduring WTU locations include:

  • Bethesda, Maryland
  • Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • Fort Carson, Colorado
  • Fort Drum, New York
  • Fort Hood, Texas
  • Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Fort Stewart, Georgia (Includes Puerto Rico CCU)
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
  • Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
  • Tripler, Hawaii

Each enduring WTU location will have community care capabilities, except Bethesda and Joint Base San Antonio. These two locations will utilize the community care capability at nearby Fort Belvoir and Fort Hood, respectively.