WCTP Exit Criteria

Based on the Soldier’s Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP) track preference, medical prognosis, and remaining service obligation after meeting the medical retention determination point (MRDP), Soldiers may exit the Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP) by returning to duty, being released from active duty, separation, or retiring from the Army.

Active Component (COMPO 1) and Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers

Active Component (COMPO 1) and Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers can return to duty if any of the following criteria are met:

Reserve Component (COMPO 2/3) Soldiers

Reserve Component (COMPO 2/3) Soldiers can be released from active duty (REFRAD) for any one of the following situations:

  • Soldier’s written voluntary election to REFRAD.
  • Permanent and temporary profiles with a designator of 1 or 2 in all categories.
  • Temporary profiles with a designator of 3 with expectation to resolve to designator 1 or 2 within 30 days.
  • Incarceration which prevents the Soldiers from participating in the CTP (exceed 30 days).
  • Completion of Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES) process with a result of “Fit for Duty” or “COAR” status.
  • Non-compliance with CTP.

Separation or Retirement

Soldiers regardless of component can be processed for Separation or Retirement for any one of the following situations:

  • Soldiers who do not meet Army retention standards described in AR 40-501, Chapter 3 may remain assigned or attached to the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) or Community Care Unit (CCU) until a final PDES determination is rendered and the Soldier is retired or separated.
  • Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) or adverse administrative actions in accordance with Army regulations.
  • Soldier’s eligibility for, and elect to accept a non-medical retirement.

For additional information on WCTP entry and exit criteria, please reference AR 40-58: Warrior Care and Transition Program .