Community Based Warrior Transition Unit
The CBWTU conducts medical holdover operations to expeditiously and effectively evaluate, treat, return to duty and/or administratively out-process Servicemembers who have suffered injury or illness while mobilized. These Servicemembers are also referred to the Veterans Health System or TRICARE Health System.
This allows injured/ill soldiers to heal at home, remain on active duty and contribute to the best of their abilities.
Benefits of CBWTU:
- - Soldier returns to family, friends and community, which helps the healing process
- - Reintegration support while healing
- - Continuity of civilian medical providers helps make medical transition seamless once the Soldier is back on Reserve status
- - Reduces stress and financial hardship of Soldier and family
- - Unofficial trial of duty while at CBWTU
- - Opportunity for establishing link with VA during healing process
- - Congressional and public grass roots support
- - Almost 80% of CBWTU Soldiers returned to their Guard or Reserve units and the fighting force
- - High patient satisfaction noted by CBWTU Soldiers on Army Surgeon General surveys
- - Widespread support for program
- - Now considered part of Army's expansion capability for current and future conflicts
Last Updated on Monday, 09 January 2012 16:07