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Wounded Warrior Regiment

ETIAM IN PUGNA

Still in the Fight

 

Leaders & Staff

Your Marine

If you have or know a Marine who is on limited duty, has recently fallen ill or incurred a wound or injury, or is being referred in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), the Wounded Warrior Regiment has the expertise to assist you in determining how best to support your Marine. The Leaders’ Guide provides information on when to consider referral to WWR, major programs of the WWR, transition resources and other helpful resources.

Assignment

The Commandant of the Marine Corps expressed intent that WII Marines should remain assigned to their parent units, as long as their medical conditions allow and their units can support them. When recovery needs are too great, Marines may be assigned to a Wounded Warrior Regiment element in order to focus completely on recovering and returning to full and unrestricted duty or transitioning to civilian life.

Assignment to the WWR is typically considered if the Marine:

  • Has injuries that will require more than 90 days of medical treatment or rehabilitation.
  • Has three or more appointments of complex nature per week.
  • Has transportation requirements to appointments that the parent command cannot support.
  • Is unable to serve a function in the parent command due to their injuries or illnesses.

Assignment to the WWR is typically not considered if:

  • A Line of Duty or misconduct investigation is required and not yet complete. 
  • There are pending military or civilian legal issues. 
  • The Marine is already at the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) step in the IDES process.
  • The Marine requires a level of monitoring or observation which cannot be provided by the WWR (24-hour watch, extreme psychological or behavioral conditions, etc.)

WWR Resource Guide: Vol 1 | For Leaders

The Commandant's intent is that wounded, ill, or injured (WII) Marines remain with their units so long as the unit commander can support their recovery. United States Marine Corps leaders are the first line of defense for this extremely important population of WII Marines and families who have served and sacrificed. This guide is intended to familiarize leaders with the resources available to help WII Marines through their recovery and career goals.

This handbook details the services and resources provided by WWR to commanders and their Marines and Sailors assigned to Marine units, the criteria for referral to WWR, and how to refer a Marine.

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Points of Contact

WWR Operation Section
smbwwropscenter@usmc.mil

WWR Medical Section
wwrmedcell@usmc.mil

WWR Recovery Care Coordinators
WWRRCC@usmc.mil

Medical Section

The Medical Section is a component
of the WWR that provides medical
SME, advocacy, and liaison to the
medical community; including VA
Health Care Centers, military treatment
facilities, civilian and community
medical providers as well as academic
universities and non-profit agencies.

Medical Section staff includes the
Regimental Surgeon, a Mental Health
Advisor, a Nurse Case Manager, a
Psychological Health Advisor, a
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisor,
and Clinical Care Advocates.

Important Helplines

Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center
The Sergeant Merlin German Wounded Warrior Call Center (WWCC) is available 24/7 to make and receive calls and render assistance to recovering service members, Marine veterans, and their families.
1-877-487-6299

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
1-800-273-8255

Military One Source
Military OneSource — Your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support. Your one source for your best mil-life.
800-342-9647

DoD Sexual Assault Hotline
Sexual Assault Support for the Department of Defense Community
877-995-5247

Veteran Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
1-800-273-8255 Press 1

VA Caregiver Support Line
Assistance is just a quick phone call away – while you're supporting a Veteran, we're here to support you.
1-855-260-3274