Injury and illness can derail plans in an instant. They can upend a career and unsettle a family. Soldiers in the Warrior Transition Battalion live through the many, potentially long-term, adjustments needed to make the most of their new reality.
“When I meet with them, one of the questions I ask in my initial in-processing interview with them is what is your overall goal?” said Mary Ball, transition coordinator with the WTB. “Most of the time, it’s ‘I just need to provide for my family.’ That’s a huge stressor, and they don’t know where to start.”