The three-day Warrior Care in the 21st Century 2015 Symposium brought together a coalition of 11 interested nations to discuss how each nation respectively supports its wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Service members using the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) Continuum of Care as the model. This model considers the point from which a Service member enters the military, to what happens if a Service member becomes wounded, ill, or injured during active military service, to the Service member’s ultimate return to duty or separation from active service.
The goal of the Symposium was to begin a synergistic, multilateral collaboration to identify and share key challenges, potential solutions, best practices, and innovative ideas related to how each Nation respectively supports and cares for its WII Service members.
Department of Defense brings together 13 nations for Warrior Care in the 21st Century Symposium
Article courtesy of The Office of Warrior Care Policy, staff writer Tim Pearce. Originally posted HERE (Wednesday, October 21, 2015).
Undersecretary of Defense Brad Carson (left) addresses the attendees at the Warrior Care in the 21st Century symposium at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. Attendees included senior military and civilian representatives from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom for focused discussions on the topics of readiness, recovery and rehabilitation, and reintegration and post-military support. (Courtesy photo)