Leaders & Staff

Your Marine

If you have or know a Marine who is on limited duty, has recently fallen ill or incurred a wound or injury, or is being referred in the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES), the Wounded Warrior Regiment has the expertise to assist you in determining how best to support your Marine. The Leaders’ Guide provides information on when to consider referral to WWR, major programs of the WWR, transition resources and other helpful resources.


The Commandant of the Marine Corps expressed intent that WII Marines should remain assigned to their parent units, as long as their medical conditions allow and their units can support them. When recovery needs are too great, Marines may be assigned to a Wounded Warrior Regiment element in order to focus completely on recovering and returning to full and unrestricted duty or transitioning to civilian life.

Assignment to the WWR is typically considered if the Marine:

  • Has injuries that will require more than 90 days of medical treatment or rehabilitation.
  • Has three or more appointments of complex nature per week.
  • Has transportation requirements to appointments that the parent command cannot support.
  • Is unable to serve a function in the parent command due to their injuries or illnesses.

Assignment to the WWR is typically not considered if:

  • A Line of Duty or misconduct investigation is required and not yet complete. 
  • There are pending military or civilian legal issues. 
  • The Marine is already at the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) step in the IDES process.
  • The Marine requires a level of monitoring or observation which cannot be provided by the WWR (24-hour watch, extreme psychological or behavioral conditions, etc.)