Warrior Transition Battalion
- The Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) Transition Coordinator integrates Career and Education Readiness (CER) activities for all Soldiers assigned to the WTB. The CER program collaborates with military, federal and civilian organizations to establish and provide career readiness, education, training, job placements, and federal internships that promotes the quality of the Soldier in Transition (ST) everyday life.
- They are located in Bldg 500, Room 122, and can be reached Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at (502) 624-1492.
- Soldiers must be determined eligible to participate in CER activities as outlined in the OTSG/MEDCOM Policy for CTP. Eligibility for Career and Education Readiness (CER) activity is based on two distinct evaluations made by the Medical team and the Mission Command team. Once a WT becomes eligible, they must develop short and long term goals in support of one of two CTP tracks:
- Remain in the Army (RTD, REFRAD, MAR2, COAD & COAR)
- Transition from the Army (Medical or Non-Medical Sep)
- Each track is further subdivided into four primary functions:
- Education/Training: Consists of several subgroups to include Post-Secondary Education, Vocational schooling, Army Warrior Training, Physical Fitness, MOS training, NCO Education System, preparation for promotions, Army correspondence courses, etc. All Soldiers are highly encouraged to further their civilian and military education and will have access to resources in order to accomplish this (CER Computer Lab, SFAC, Library, etc).
- Job Placement Program: Soldiers may be assigned temporary duties while assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit when such duties do not interfere with their medical care requirements. Soldiers will not be assigned duties outside the limits of their physical profile and will be appropriate to their rank and career goals.
- Federal Internships: OWF or Operation Warfighter is a DoD internship program that connects WTU Soldiers with federal agencies willing to place them in internships. This exposure to a federal agency may be the first time a Soldier has ever been in a non-military work setting and may lead him/her to consider a career in the federal civilian workforce. For the federal agency, this is an opportunity to give back to the brave men and women who have sacrificed to defend our country and our freedom, while simultaneously benefiting from the productive work a Soldier may contribute. This is also an opportunity to observe a Soldier who may become a viable candidate as an employee.
- Career Preparation: Focuses on the Soldier utilizing many resources available to better prepare them for work in the civilian sector. Career preparation takes time and effort. You should develop a career plan at least six to twelve months before the end of your military service. We recommend you start working on your transition plan 12 months before your discharge date. Some of these resources available to assist you in this include Soldier & Family Assistance Center (SFAC), Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP), Department of Labor (DOL), Veteran Representatives, job fairs, job searches, resume classes, TAP workshop, and many others.
- There are several ways the CER Program can help, such as:
- Provide transitioning Service members with a vision to the future, it shapes responsible and active Warriors-in-Transition.
- A great opportunity for participants to augment their employment readiness by building their resumes, exploring employment interests and develop new job skills.
- Attain college credits, complete a degree or certification, earn promo points, receive an award and creates quantifiable bullets for NCOER/OERs.
- Conduct job searches, attend job fairs, and possibly attain employment prior to discharge.
- Maintain your skill sets and provides the opportunity for additional training and experience that can subsequently benefit the military if you remain in the Army.
Family Readiness Support Assistance
- We are here to Support the Soldiers and Families throughout the Soldiers Transition. Our mission is to provide information, resources, and support during the Soldiers duration at the Warrior Transition Battalion regardless of where you live! This means that no matter where you live in the world, we will be here to support you.
- The Warrior Transition Battalion is very unique. We have Soldiers from all over the world and from all three components of the Army (Active, National Guard, and Reserve) receiving care at IACH through the WTB at Fort Knox. Even more unique is that our Families live all over the world as well. This is a challenge to the traditional idea of a Family Readiness Group.
- Many families don't realize that there are resources where you live, even if you are far away from a Military Installation. From lessons learned in the first Gulf War, our Country's leadership has created very complex resource systems across the United States to make sure that all of our Families, regardless of component, have the information and support needed during a very sensitive time.
- Whether you are a spouse, sibling, parent, grand parent or fiance, you are the support system for our Warriors. If a Family member is not in the area, they can still receive that same support. We welcome and encourage your involvement in this process.
Fort Knox Soldier & Family Assistance Center
533 Spearhead Division Road
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121
Telephone: (502) 624-4761
Telephone: (502) 624-4355
WTB Transition Coordinator
Telephone: (502) 624-1492
Telephone: (502) 624-4819