Army Recovery Care Program - Overview

The Army’s program managing recovery and complex care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers across all Army components

The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Recovery Care Program (DCS, ARCP) serves as the U.S. Army proponent for warrior care initiatives, a critical enabler of Army Readiness.

  • Complex care entry requirement
  • From complex care transition to either veteran track or return to duty
  • Streamlines resources, maximizes efficiencies
  • Maintains current key ratio-based services and program mandates

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.

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

Since ARCP’s inception, over 80,000 soldiers have participated in the program

SRU Locations

There are 14 SRUs located on military installations across the country: Fort Belvoir, VA; Fort Moore, GA; Fort Bliss, TX; Fort Liberty, NC; Fort Campbell, KY; Fort Carson, CO; Fort Drum, NY; Fort Cavazos, 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.

SRU Command

Army Lieutenant Colonels and Command Sergeants Major command SRUs.

Selected from the Centralized Selection List, SRU Commanders and Command Sergeant Majors are the Army’s top tier leaders.


The Headquarters platoon conducts initial intake, assesses risks, orients Soldiers, provides administrative support and meets the immediate physical needs of Soldiers assigned to the SRU.

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. Over 40% of Soldiers assigned to an SRU have returned to duty.