Warrior Research Center
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 Warrior Research Center (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 injuries; 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.
The WRC also 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.
The Warrior Research Center (WRC) has a very large outreach program that serves over 60,000 Soldiers annually. The WRC outreach program is integral to our on-going research projects.
We collaborate with researchers from around the country to apply for funding and conduct cutting-edge research. We also have a graduate program for students looking to further their education and research, and we employ a number of individuals.