Army Warrior Care and Transition points to the importance of setting goals this January

Warrior Care

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2016

Points of Contact:
Ms. Julie Oliveri, PAO, (703-571-2761)
Lee Packnett, (703-325-0587)

Beginning in 2017, the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Warrior Care and Transition (DCS, WCT) will designate a specialized monthly theme to appear throughout its media platforms - around which stakeholders as well as the general public can gain greater awareness of warrior care. Warrior care is about building resilience and ensuring that wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are strong in mind, body and spirit.

January's theme concerns the importance of setting goals. "Goals are the stepping stones of success and an important aspect for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers' recovery," says Deputy Chief of Staff, Warrior Care and Transition Col. Matthew St. Laurent.

Since ancient times, the beginning of a new year has been an occasion to articulate a newfound and steadfast purpose for the months ahead. Nowhere is such personal resolve in setting and attaining new goals more compelling than in warrior care.

In January, the DCS, WCT will focus on the importance of setting achievable goals across four key areas: financial, physical, educational/career and relationships. Whether a Soldier is working towards an academic degree, or setting a new personal best at the gym, a comprehensive plan with strategic goals will help you get there.

Goal setting is central to what Surgeon General of the U.S. Army and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Nadja West terms as the "great purpose" and enduring mission of warrior care.

The DCS, WCT mission is to serve as the Army's proponent for Warrior Care and Transition; provide centralized oversight, guidance, and advocacy empowering wounded, ill or injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families through a comprehensive transition plan for successful reintegration back into the force or into the community with dignity, respect and self-determination. For more information on WCT, visit the WCT website, follow us on Twitter at or join us on Facebook at