Army Wounded Warrior Program
The Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured soldiers, veterans, and their families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status. Warriors in Transition (WTs) who qualify for AW2 are assigned to the program as soon as possible after arriving at the Warrior Transition Unit. AW2 supports these soldiers and their families throughout their recovery and transition, even into veteran status. This program, through the local support of AW2 Advocates, strives to foster the WT’s independence.
Warrior Transition Command
The U.S. Army established Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) at major military treatment facilities located around the world. WTUs provide personal support to wounded Soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management. A WTU closely resembles a “line” Army unit, with a professional cadre and integrated Army processes that builds on the Army’s strength of unit cohesion and teamwork so that wounded soldiers can focus on healing to transition back to the Army or to civilian status.
The Army is committed to providing the best possible care and support to all Warriors in Transition (WTs) and their families so they may return to active duty or transition to civilian life as proud, productive veterans. WTs have one mission: to heal. It is our goal in the Corps to support this program and provide rehabilitation and career opportunities for WTs at Corps projects.
Veterans Affairs is one place where the Warrior Transition Units interface with the public for employment options. This may be a good starting point for Corps projects that are looking to hire veterans and WTs. Click here for Veterans Affairs centers.
- Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2) – the overarching program
- Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) – the group/mechanism of organization usually by state and tied to a VA office
- Warriors in Transition (WTs) – the soldier
- Working with Warrior Transition Units to Employee Wounded Warriors at Corps Lakes
Corps/AW2/WT Success Stories