Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) (formerly known as Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2))

Army National Guard: Active Duty Under Title 10 USC or Title 32 USC (Full-Time National Guard Duty)

Benefit Fact Sheet

Summary

The Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) transitions Soldiers, their Families, and/or caregivers back to the force and/or to Veteran status, through a comprehensive program of medical care, rehabilitation, professional development and achievement of personal goals. The ARCP was previously known as the Warrior Care and Transition Program.

Through the use of Soldier Recovery Units (SRUs), ARCP manages the recovery of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers requiring complex care. The program also provides resources and advocacy for Families and caregivers of Soldiers recovering in the program. There are 14 SRUs located on military installations across the country.

There have been over 80,000 Soldiers that have participated in ARCP since its inception.

Eligibility

Each wounded, ill or injured Soldier works with a Triad of Care who coordinate their care with other clinical and non-clinical professionals. The SRU is designed to care for Soldiers who are in need of complex case management and rehabilitation in an inpatient or outpatient status. These Soldiers meet the complex care single entry criteria and are qualified to receive all the resources that are available in the ARCP as a resident or non-resident complex care Soldier.

SRU Single Entry Criteria:

  • Soldier has, or is anticipated to receive, a profile of more than 6 months duration, with duty limitations that preclude the Soldier from training or contributing to unit mission accomplishment; the complexity of the Soldier’s condition requires clinical case management.

OR

  • The Soldier’s psychological condition is evaluated by a qualified licensed medical or behavioral health provider as posing a substantial danger to self or others if Soldier remains in the parent unit.

NOTE: The Triad of Leadership will review applications according to standard timelines. Entry decisions for Soldiers assigned to SRU installations will be made no later than 14 training days after the SRU receives the packet. Entry decisions for Reserve Component Soldiers and Soldiers not assigned to SRU installations will be made no later than 7 training days after the SRU receives the packet.

Reserve Component Soldiers (COMPO 2 and 3) not in Active Guard Reserve status who do not meet eligibility criteria will be managed remotely using the Reserve Component Managed Care (RCMC) program (COMPO 2) and the Remote Medical Management (RM2) (COMPO 3).

Remote Management Criteria

RCMC

  • RCMC is a program that remotely manages National Guard Reserve Soldiers who meet eligibility criteria. OR

RM2

  • RM2 is a program that provides medical case management for non-complex United States Army Reserve Soldiers who are authorized evaluation and/or treatment while on active duty orders, but who do not meet ARCP entry criteria.

Benefit Highlights

Through the use of Soldier Recovery Units (SRUs), ARCP manages the recovery of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers requiring complex care. The program also provides resources and advocacy for Families and caregivers of Soldiers recovering in the program.

Soldiers recovering in an SRU follow a Comprehensive Recovery Plan, establishing goals in six domains:

  • Career

  • Physical

  • Social

  • Family

  • Emotional

  • Resolve

When a Soldier enters the program, they work with a dedicated team of professionals at the SRU to assess their needs and establish goals for recovery. SRUs consist of a Headquarters platoon and three primary platoons: Complex Care, Veteran Track and Return to Duty. Each platoon tailors resources to fit the recovery needs and career goals of the individual Soldier.

ARCP ensures SRUs are equipped to execute the program mission by synchronizing policy, advocacy and planning in the following areas:

  • Adaptive Reconditioning

  • Career & Education Programs

  • Clinical Support

  • Family & Caregiver Support

  • Staff Development

  • Recovery Care Coordination

There are 14 SRUs located on military installations across the country: Fort Belvoir, VA; Fort Benning, GA; Fort Bliss, TX; Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Drum, NY; Fort Hood, TX; Fort Riley, KS; Fort Stewart, GA; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Joint Base San Antonio, TX; Schofield Barracks, HI; Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, MD.

Comprehensive Recovery Plan 
Soldiers recovering in an SRU follow a Comprehensive Recovery Plan (CRP). The CRP is a dynamic plan of actions, focusing on the Soldier’s future. The CRP establishes goals that are mapped to the Soldier’s transition plan, in six domains: career, physical, emotional, social, family, and spiritual.

Complex Care
The Complex Care platoon completes the Soldier’s SRU in processing and intake. Soldiers remain at this stage until they have medically stabilized .

Veteran Track
The Veteran Track platoon focuses on career and education readiness and provides resources that prepare Soldiers for a transition to Veteran status.

ARCP partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure Soldiers have immediate access to all VA benefits and healthcare programs once they enter Veteran status.

Return to Duty
The Return to Duty platoon prepares Soldiers to either return to their previous unit or to move to their next duty assignment.

Additional Information

For more information, please visit the Army Recovery Care Program webpage maintained by the Department of the Army:
https://www.arcp.army.mil (site will be accessible once it goes live)

Warrior Care and Transition Program:
https://http://wct.army.mil/ (site currently down)

Online Resource for Americans with Disabilities:
https://www.benefits.gov/categories/Healthcare%20and%20Medical%20Assistance

Document Review Date: 28 April 2021