Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the program or be referred by family members, command leadership or medical providers.
"I can think of few more important priorities than supporting our seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. These men and women have sacrificed so much for each of us, and for our country. It is our sacred duty to care, provide and advocate for them, ensuring they can lead the fullest lives possible."
- Former Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert
Navy Wounded Warrior helps Sailors and Coast Guardsmen with serious, non-combat or combat-related injuries and physical or psychological illnesses. The program offers individualized and proactive guidance on non-medical care, including:
- Pay and benefits
- Caregiver resources and respite care
- Bedside travel
- Job training
- Adaptive reconditioning
The personalized Comprehensive Recovery Plan is an essential part of the continuum of care and enables Sailors and Coast Guardsmen. Navy Wounded Warrior allows service members to focus on their recovery goals and well-being, encourages retention and return to duty, and supports a smooth transition to the Department of Veterans Affairs when a medical condition prohibits continued service.
Eligibility for Navy Wounded Warrior is not limited to Sailors and Coast Guardsmen with combat-related wounds or injuries. It also encompasses those with serious non-combat related injuries on liberty or on duty, or serious physical or psychological illnesses such as cancer, MS, PTSD, and TBI.
However, participation in Navy Wounded Warrior is voluntary and Sailors and Coast Guardsmen must be enrolled in order to take advantage of services provided. Referrals may be received from a variety of sources, including the Service Member's command, peers, medical staff, Fleet and Family Support Centers personnel, family members, or self-referrals. (Download the referral form here.)
Navy Wounded Warrior is headquartered at the Washington Navy Yard. Regional staff, including Non-Medical Care Managers, Recovery Care Coordinators, and Transition Coordinators, are co-located with Fleet and Family Support Centers and treatment facilities throughout the United States. This allows close collaboration with Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, families and caregiers, commands, and medical staff.
Navy Wounded Warrior is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and providing resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually-tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors’ recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.
Navy Wounded Warrior will be recognized as the gold standard of care for the world-class support it provides each and every enrolled Sailor and Coast Guardsman, as well as their families.
Numquam Navigare Solus – Never to Sail Alone
Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to Navy Wounded Warrior, or be referred by a family member, their command leadership or their medical team.
To learn more about enrollment, contact the Navy Wounded Warrior at 855-NAVY WWP / 855-628-9997 or email email@example.com.