Triad refers to the squad leader, nurse case manager, and primary care manager assigned to the WTB. The squad leader leads the Soldiers, the nurse case manager coordinates the Soldiers care, and the primary care physician oversees the care. The Triad creates the familiar environment of a military unit and surrounds the Soldier and their family with comprehensive care and support, all focused on the wounded warrior’s sole mission: To Heal.
Assessment and Goal Setting
While assigned to WTB you will provide a complete and honest assessment of your transition status
You will update your self-assessment weekly while in-processing. Once assigned to a line company or CCU, the commander may direct a monthly or bi-monthly frequency based on your individual needs.
Throughout your time at the WTB you and your family will have the lead in developing short term and long term goals. They must be Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time Bound (SMART) and provide you a roadmap that supports healing and transition. You will select a preferred track “remain in the Army” or “Transition from the Army” and develop goals specific to the chosen track. You will have goals in each of the six domains: Career, Physical, Emotional, Social, Family and Spiritual. The Occupational Therapist and team will assist you with the initial goal setting process.
During your stay at the WTB, you will have access to financial advisor assistance to ensure you are ready to transition out of the Army. The pay structure is quite different outside of the Army and financial planning is here to assist. Services offered include budget planning, assistance with obtaining an AER loan and obtaining and correcting your credit report.
Located in SFAC (BLDG 500)
Career and Education
Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Program (SFLTAP) will assist you in planning for a career after the Army. There are numerous other resources that we leverage to assist you in career planning. Operation War Fighter (OWF) allows you to work an internship with a federal agency prior to being hired. Some Soldiers receive job offers with FBI, TSA, VA, etc due to their internship.
Many Soldiers take college classes or Vocational Rehab while assigned to WTB. Tuition costs are covered by Tuition Assistance or using your GI Bill. Some colleges offer certifications (ie Lean Six Sigma, PHR) free of charge for wounded Soldiers. Transition Advisor or Education Counselor can assist with your Education goals. Located in Building 500 (SFAC).
Veterans Affairs Benefits
VA Healthcare liaison is located in Bldg 500
Soldier Family Assistance Center – Bldg 500
A comprehensive centralized coordinating office that provides a variety of services for Warriors in Transition and his/her Family members. The SFAC supports the hospitals and Warrior Transition Battalions, by developing, coordinating and providing designated services that address complex administrative and personal needs involving Warriors in Transition and his/her Family members.
Unit Ministry Team – Bldg 503, Room 209
This team’s mission is to respond to the religious, moral, and spiritual needs of Soldiers, their Families, and other assigned personnel. UMT provides Religious Services; Rites, Sacraments and Ordinances; Pastoral Care/Counseling; Religious Education; Hospital Visitation; Conducting Marriage, Family and Soldier retreats.
Social Workers – At each company HQ’s
Social worker (BLSW) may provide care/case management, task management, planning and coordination of efforts and meetings, complex administrative tasks, education, advocacy, resource referral, conduct scrimmages, goal setting; (LCSW) may assess, provide a mental health diagnosis (usually IAW Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) IV) and provide therapeutic treatment (clinical and non-clinical) to clients.
FRSA (Family Readiness Support Assistance) – Bldg 503, 2nd floor
Helps with implementing and maintaining Family Support services; coordinates with community agencies; coordinates briefings, orientation, and workshops to inform Soldiers and their Families about the functions of the Family Readiness Program and issues; Provide information to Families about WTB events, opportunities and initiatives.