Team Army
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The mission of the U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) is to develop, coordinate and integrate the Army’s Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) for wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans and their families or caregivers to promote success in the force or civilian life. In the Army’s Warrior Transition Units (WTUs), medical professionals and adaptive reconditioning coordinators work with recovering soldiers to include adaptive sports and reconditioning activities as part of their individualized Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP). Adaptive sports and reconditioning activities help enable healing through a holistic approach throughout the recovery and reintegration process: mentally, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially.

Soldiers can choose to begin the path to Army Trials by participating in unit level competitions and then Army Regional Trials. Participants include athletes with upper-body, lower-body and spinal cord injuries; amputations; serious illnesses; traumatic brain injuries (TBI); visual impairment and post-traumatic stress disorder. After advancing from Regional Trials, athletes compete in the Army Trials where they work with expert coaches, sports trainers and nutritionists to prepare for the competitions. This rigorous training enhances the recovery of individual soldiers, regardless of whether they ultimately qualify for the Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games.

Athletes possessing professionalism, team spirit and the best qualifying times and/or scores are selected to compete on Team Army in the DoD Warrior Games. The DoD Warrior Games represent the culmination of participation in structured adaptive sports and reconditioning activities of wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans through their recovery by encouraging participation in physical and cognitive activities, inspiring physical fitness, mental strength, peer support and encouraging new opportunities for growth and achievement. The 2016 DoD Warrior Games (15-21 June 2016) feature eight sporting events with approximately 250 athletes representing teams from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, U.S. Special Operations Command and United Kingdom Armed Forces.

Athletes

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Erick Acevedo

Army Staff Sgt. Ashley Anderson

Army Veteran Sgt. 1st Class Allan Armstrong

Army Spc. Anthony Atemon

Army Veteran Spc. Dustin Barr (alternate)

Army Veteran Sgt. Jhoonar Barrera

Army Veteran Capt. Ryan Brunett

Army Veteran Spc. Terry Cartwright

Army Spc. Shealynn Casserly (alternate)

Army Spc. Sydney Davis

Army Capt. Justin Decker

Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger

Army Veteran Sgt. Brandi Evans

Army Veteran Sgt. Robbie Gaupp

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Randi Gavell

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Robert Green

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Megan Grudzinski

Army Veteran Sgt. 1st Class David Iuli

Army Veteran Sgt. Blake Johnson

Army Sgt. David Jones

Army Veteran Sgt. 1st Class Katie Kuiper

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Matthew Lammers

Army Veteran Sgt. Stefan LeRoy

Army Veteran Sgt. Ryan Major

Army Veteran Sgt. Ana Manciaz

Army Veteran Sgt. Robert Mathews

Army 1st Lt. Michael Matthews

Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael McPhall

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Matthew Mihacsi

Army Spc. Stephanie Morris

Army Veteran Cpl. Matthew Mueller

Army Reservist Sgt. Kawaiola Nahale

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo

Army 1st Lt. Christopher Parks

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Timothy Payne

Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Zedrick Pitts

Army Staff Sgt. Gregory Quarles

Army Veteran Spc. Haywood Range

Army Veteran Capt. William Reynolds

Army National Guard Sgt. Carmalina Rowe

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Alexander Shaw

Army Spc. David Snipes

Army Veteran Sgt. Monica Southall

Army Veteran Spc. Michael Stephens

Army Veteran Staff Sgt. Ricardo Villalobos

Army Veteran Master Sgt. Shawn “Bubba” Vosburg