​Important Definitions



Recovery Coordination Program:  The USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) administers a congressionally mandated Recovery Coordination Program (RCP).  Our federal program assigns a Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC) to Service Members and Veterans to aid in the development of a Comprehensive Recovery Plan (CRP).   USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) RCCs seek to reduce anxiety and ensure a smooth recovery by working with the Service Member and family to develop and assist in the execution of a Comprehensive Recovery Plan. 


Comprehensive Recovery Plan:  The Comprehensive Recovery Plan (CRP) is a roadmap that captures a Service Member's and family's needs, translates those into concrete goals and then provides specific, actionable steps to meet those goals.  A hallmark of the CRP is that a resource is provided for each of these steps to ensure the Service Member always knows who assists with each particular action.  USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition) RCCs work with the Service Member to develop and execute a CRP in order to fit each Service Member's unique individual needs.


Recovery Care Coordinator (RCC):  Works hand in hand with Liaisons (LNOs) to assist with any needs as they arise.  This includes benefits, Medical Boards, continuation on Active Duty, and VA benefits.  Your Warrior Care Program Liaison will introduce you to your RCC as early in the recovery process as possible.  Your RCC is an invaluable resource, never hesitate to call if you encounter problems. Warrior Care Program Liaison (LNO):  Will assist you while you are on inpatient and outpatient status at a Military Treatment Facility or other medical facilities.

*The RCC and LNO share many responsibilities in the USSOCOM Warrior Care Program (Care Coalition).  Often these roles are interchangeable and will be filled by the same person.

Federal Recovery Coordinator (FRC):  Federal Recovery Coordinators are VA assets that the USSOCOM Warrior Care Program coordinates with; FRCs provide support for the recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration of severely wounded, ill or injured Service Members and Veterans, as well as the needs of their family.  If assigned, your FRC will assist in coordination with your Warrior Care Program RCC in identifying and coordinating the medical and non-medical care and services needed by working with you and your family, military liaisons, Military Service Warrior Care Program personnel and members of the multi-disciplinary team-doctors, nurses and social workers.  The FRC Program is a joint program of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs.​ ​
Hospital Staff:  You will encounter a wide variety of medical professionals in the hospitals, including physicians, nurses, physical and occupation therapists, to name a few.  They are there to help establish your treatment plans and get you recovered.  Should you experience issues or have unresolved concerns, contact your Warrior Care Program Liaison or Recovery Care Coordinator.

Case Managers:  Typically, case managers are registered nurses and social workers who may be hospital or unit personnel.  They are charged with managing your medical care to include appointment scheduling, patient care, and information sharing with family members and command.  Managers and RCCs work together to ensure you are getting the best available care.

Wounded, Ill and Injured (WII): any military member who was wounded, ill or injured while on active duty.