SOCOM's Care Coalition Advocates provide oversight and assistance for Special
Operations Forces (SOF) Wounded Ill & Injured (WII) service members and their
families through a continuum of care and recovery using the Comprehensive
Recovery Plan and Comprehensive Transition Plan. They provide direct, lifelong
assistance to SOF personnel who are wounded, ill, or injured through effective
follow up contact and collaboration with multidisciplinary teams (MDT), medical
case managers and other military agencies. They also provide coordination for
medical and non-medical services and facilitate smooth rehabilitation and
transition back to active duty or civilian life for SOF WII service members.
Additionally, they collect, maintain and analyze data for planning and tracking
The Advocates work closely with SOF WII service members, their families and
their recovery teams to develop a Comprehensive Recovery Plan. This plan
identifies the service member's and family's goals and the resources they need
to achieve them, such as assistive technology, education, employment, or
housing. The Advocate uses the plan to guide SOF WII service members and their
families along the road to recovery, rehabilitation and return to duty or
transition into the civilian community.
All SOF service members who have serious or catastrophic wounds, illnesses or
injuries are eligible to receive the support of an Advocate. SOF WII service
members may self-refer or be referred by medical or administrative personnel,
Military Service Wounded Warrior Program staff or a family member.
The Advocate works with the SOF Wounded Warrior to manage available options and