Warrior Research Center
The Mission of the WRC is to help the United States Armed Forces maximize readiness through improved Warrior health and wellness, physical and technical performance, and equipment in order to fight and win in the 21st century battle space. The WRC:
- develops protocols to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries;
- develops improved rehabilitation and treatments to improve Return to Duty tempo;
- explores, develops, and rolls out new strategies to prevent acute and overuse injury; and
- reduces the long-term impact of musculoskeletal issues on our Forces.
Knowledge gained from research on daily Military tasks and exposure is used to develop improved equipment and training methods. All activities are focused upon improving overall mission readiness of the Armed Forces and to provide a mechanism for any dual use improvements to reach the civilian sector.
Finally, the WRC serves as a center of collaboration between researchers and the Military to further the development of new knowledge in health and wellness. It works to improve resiliency and provide leadership through research, education, training, and implementation of new knowledge in order to better serve our Warriors, Veterans, families, and the community.