Warrior Transition Battalion
Location: Bldg. 3642
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 0730-1700
Phone:Front Desk: (210) 916-9730, (210) 916-7738
Address: 3551 Roger Brooke Dr., Fort Sam Houston, TX, 78234
BAMC Mission Statement
Effectively and efficiently promote health and provide quality healthcare to eligible patients, while preparing future healthcare leaders to do the same within the full spectrum of military medical operations.
Provide command and control, primary care, case management and comprehensive health, welfare and safety for soldier warriors, staff, and their families. Ensure the highest quality of care, enforcing standards to be successful in their transition back to the force or their future as a proud veteran.
WTB Vision Statement
- VISION: To be the best Warrior Transition Battalion in the US Army. Treat every Soldier and Civilian with dignity and respect. Care for our Soldier Warriors; by ensuring the highest quality of medical care to heal, compassionate enforcement of standards, aggressive work study programs and education in order to prepare them to be successful in the next phase of their life.
- To assist in maintaining the outstanding standards established, this letter contains my command guidance and philosophy. Use this as a tool and guide for all you do and how you act. In absence of orders, use this guide to provide direction and you will not fail. The first and most important reason for our existence here is to support the Warrior. We must at all times maintain a mission-focused frame of mind and remain flexible. We must do this while remaining compassionate of our Warriors, their families and unique needs.
- I believe in values that have made the U.S. Army the greatest in the world
- Leaders must lead! Set the example for others and continually strive to improve. Respect yourself and your soldiers.
- Ethics are non-negotiable; soldiers must have the personal courage to do what is right. This often means taking the hard path instead of the easy one.
- Honesty, loyalty and commitment are the basis of the trust we put in each other.
- Remain technically and tactically competent.
- Never settle for less than the standard, when you do, you just lowered you own.
- I rely heavily on the chain of command and have great faith in its functionality. NCO's must run the day to day operations. Take 'ownership' in your organizations and the Soldiers and Warriors and get to know them, ensure they know what you expect of them. LEADERS: Have the courage, competence and initiative to make decisions at your level. I will never hold you liable for a less than perfect decision if it was based on sound reasoning with the information you had. That being said, you must have the judgment and intelligence to bring questions up the chain of command when you are out of your sphere of influence. Seek and accept responsibility. Keep you chain of command informed both good news and bad. I cannot reward nor 'run interference' if I do not know the latest information. Bad news does not get better with age, do not procrastinate, putting something off accomplishes nothing.
- I mentioned standards above and will again because they are the basis upon which we operate. Many Warriors in our battalion are faced with obstacles in meeting a 'traditional' standard; this does not mean there is no standard. You must work with those to ensure they have modified uniforms, get involved in a modified PT program, etc., every one of them are proud American Soldiers, standards are the backbone of our existence. When things are done to standard, things will fall into place. Keep your own personal appearance, conduct, and physical fitness the highest at all times. We are soldiers 24 hours a day, remember that. I am not saying don't 'cut loose' and enjoy yourselves, on the contrary have fun, just be responsible and mature.
- Remember we are all a team of teams. The battalion mission is to provide care and support to our Warriors in Transition so they are successful. This is accomplished by everyone on the team; from the transportation driver to medical staff to squad leader to admin staff No one section supports independently. We all belong to the same unit and must recognize that each one of us can only accomplish our part of the entire mission by working together. Take care of your teammates and yourself, be cognizant of burnout and the need to 'recharge your own batteries', without a resilient healthy team, we cannot accomplish our mission. Maintain you focus and represent the unit and your country well.
- Some goals that I have for the battalion are listed below:
- Safely accomplish all missions.
- Develop aggressive Work Study and Education Programs to make our Warriors successful once they leave our battalion.
- Increase our adaptive sports program and field the best of the best in competition.
- Increase professional development, mentorship and training opportunities.
- Improve working conditions (facilities) and space utilization.
- Establish a 'positive profile' environment, focusing on what a Warrior can do instead of what they cannot.
- Formalize squad leader training and validation.
- Aggressively manage Warrior CTP documentation.
- Increase time available to soldiers by working smart not by relaxing standards.
- Individually and collectively, set the example for all others.
- Finally, listed are things I will not tolerate. If you violate them, I will have little compassion:
- Ethical violations; lack of integrity, loyalty, honesty, commitment, and morals.
- Drug or alcohol abuse.
- Safety and security violations.
- Physical, mental, EO, or sexual abuse/harassment of any kind.
- You are part of a superb organization. Enjoy this unique assignment, have fun and keep a good sense of humor. Most important, remember you have been entrusted with something more valuable than you can imagine. Across the United States and places around the world are thousands of moms, dads, wives, husbands, sons and daughters that count on you to be there when their Soldier needs you the most. Do not let them down!
- I am extremely proud to be your commander in this fine unit.