Wounded Warrior Battalion East

Our Mission

Wounded Warrior Battalion-East is comprised of seven detachments, in addition to the battalion's headquarters and barracks at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The focus of effort for WWBn-E is taking care of wounded, ill and injured Marines and their families as they proceed through the Integrated Disability Evaluation System process. With a full-time staff of more than 200 Marines, Sailors and civilian professionals, we are dedicated to ensuring care of our Wounded Warriors throughout the recovery and transition process. The battalion is currently under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John K. Kelley, USMC.




Wounded Warrior Battalion-East Units & Detachments

WWBn-E HQ, Camp Lejeune, NC Company A, Camp Lejeune, NC Company B, Camp Lejeune, NC Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX Veterans Affairs Hospital, Tampa, FL Veterans Affairs Hospital, Minneapolis, MN Veterans Affairs Hospital, Richmond, VA Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstul, Germany

Wounded Warrior Battalion-East (WWBn-E) Call Center The WWBn-E Call Center provides research, reference, and referral for wounded, ill, and injured Marines and Sailors. The Call Center provides outreach to all wounded, ill, and injured Marines, Sailors (combat and non-combat) and their families, who request or require assistance throughout all phases of recovery in order to assist in rehabilitation and transition. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 0730-1630. You can reach us at: 910-451-1202 910-451-2253 910-449-9573

Wounded Warrior Battalion-East (WWBn-E) Objectives

"Etiam in Pugna" or Still in the Fight, is an essential conviction which the Marine Corps instills in each of its wounded, ill and injured (WI&I) Marines. Despite their injuries, WI&I Marines are focused on their abilities and are highly motivated to contribute to the Marine Corps' war fighting mission. The Marine Corps needs and employs their skills, experience, and dedication in order to meet its mission to our nation. The approach to care ensures that recovering Marines return to their units as quickly as their medical conditions will allow. Allowing WI&I Marines to stay in the fight is what makes the Marine Corps' care model unique and successful.

It is Marine Corps policy that Marines will remain attached to their operational units as long as that organization can ensure their medical condition is treated appropriately and recovery support is provided. WWBn-E has staff assets in place to support Commanders in providing the care their WI&I Marines require. While it is a priority for each command to take care of their unit's Marines, there are some instances where a WI&I Marine may require on-going services and support that are not normally resident in an operational unit. Assignment to the WWR typically occurs when a WI&I Marine requires extended treatment and a higher degree of care coordination. WWBn-E assists WI&I Marines and their families with their non-medical care needs through all phases of care from recovery to rehabilitation to community reintegration. There is no "one size fits all" approach to care, so the battalion has a cross-section of services and resources to ensure WI&I Marines and families are provided for.

To be successful, support offered to Wounded Warriors focuses on healing the Marine medically with an emphasis on strengthening the Marine's Mind, Body, Spirit, and Family. Since its inception in 2007, Wounded Warrior Battalion East has evolved its structure to ensure that WI&I Marines and families receive individualized care, proportionate to their existing needs. The battalion achieves this individualized care by using Marine Section Leaders to synergize its diverse assets and support around the essential points of focus: the WII Marine's Mind, Body, Spirit, and Family.