Eligibility Criteria Information

The Army’s greatest asset is our people and we are committed to taking care of our Soldiers.

— Col. Curtis Douglass, Deputy Chief of Staff, Army Recovery Care Program

What is the Army Recovery Care Program?

The Army Recovery Care Program (ARCP) transitions Soldiers, their families, and/or caregivers back to the force and/or to veteran status, through a comprehensive program of medical care, rehabilitation, professional development and achievement of personal goals. The ARCP used to be known as the Warrior Care and Transition Program.

Soldier Recovery Unit

The Single entry criteria applies to all COMPO Soldiers and is based on complex case management.

Each wounded, ill or injured Soldier works with a Triad of Care who coordinate their care with other clinical and non-clinical professionals. The SRU is designed to care for Soldiers who are in need of complex case management and rehabilitation in an inpatient or outpatient status. These Soldiers meet the complex care single entry criteria and are qualified to receive all the resources that are available in the ARCP as a resident or non-resident complex care Soldier.>

Soldier Recovery Unit

  • Soldier has, or is anticipated to receive, a profile of more than 6 months duration, with duty limitations that preclude the Soldier from training or contributing to unit mission accomplishment; the complexity of the Soldier’s condition requires clinical case management
  • The Soldier’s psychological condition is evaluated by a qualified licensed medical or behavioral health provider as posing a substantial danger to self or others if Soldier remains in the parent unit.

NOTE: The Triad of Leadership will review applications according to standard timelines. Entry decisions for Soldiers assigned to SRU installations will be made no later than 14 training days after the SRU receives the packet. Entry decisions for Reserve Component Soldiers and Soldiers not assigned to SRU installations will be made no later than 7 training days after the SRU receives the packet.

Remote Management


Reserve Component Soldiers (COMPO 2 and 3) not in Active Guard Reserve status who do not meet eligibility criteria will be managed remotely using the Reserve Component Managed Care (RCMC) program (COMPO 2) and the Remote Medical Management (RM2) (COMPO 3).


Remote Management Criteria


  • RCMC is a program that remotely manages National Guard Reserve Soldiers who meet eligibility criteria.


  • RM2 is a program that provides medical case management for non-complex United States Army Reserve Soldiers who are authorized evaluation and/or treatment while on active duty orders but who do not meet ARCP entry criteria.

ARCP Key Terms

Medical Retention Determination Point (MRDP)

The point in time in which a determination can reasonably be made whether or not further medical care will cause the Soldier to meet medical retention standards or render them capable of performing the duties required by their office, grade, rank or rating.

Complex care

A medical professional aggregate assessment based upon the severity of illness, degree of impairment, required level of comprehensive care management and commitments of time and resources

Soldier Recovery Units (SRU)

SRUs provide critical support to wounded, ill or injured Soldiers. A SRU resembles a “line” Army unit with a professional cadre and integrated Army processes that build on the Army’s strength of unit cohesion and teamwork so that wounded, ill or injured Soldiers can focus on healing to transition back to the force and/or veteran status. SRUs used to be known as Warrior Transition Units


WCT is now ARCP.

New name. Same mission

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