Soldier Recovery Unit - Fort Drum
Mission and Vision
The Fort Drum Soldier Recovery Unit provides mission command, administrative support and services, quality prime care, and case management services for Soldiers qualifying as Soldiers in Transition; synchronizes and facilitates quality medical care, clinical care, disposition and transition of Soldiers qualifying as Soldiers in Transition to promote readiness to return to military duty or transition to Civilian life, all IAW the Army’s Comprehensive Transition Plan (CTP).
--We are a team of professionals, caring for Heroes with dignity and respect.--
There is no higher calling than to care for others, especially our Soldiers and their Families. We will sustain and enhance the community of care that allows wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families to successfully heal and transition. We will do this by effectively integrating resources and skillfully synchronizing the Triad of Care.
Until recently, the Fort Drum SRU was designated the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB). The re-designation to the SRUs came as a result of a comprehensive review by the Army to identify areas for improvement. The requirement for complex case management and the need to update policies and procedures for simplified entry criteria has driven the change, which will streamline processes and focus resources to meet wounded, ill and injured Soldiers' unique needs.
The 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment’s active service dates back to its activation as part of the 10th Mountain Division (Light) in August 1943 to its deactivation in November 1945 - both in Colorado.
The regiment trained for survival and combat in the winter mountain conditions in Colorado, Texas, and Virginia. Following this training, the Regiment deployed overseas at the end of 1944, arriving in Naples, Italy, on January 13, 1945. The Regiment joined the forces assembled to attack the German strongholds in the Apennines Mountains. In three major offensive attacks, with heavy casualties, these forces crossed the Apennines from south to north, entered and crossed the Po River valley, and effectively ended the war in Italy.
The 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment was reactivated on Fort Drum in April of 2007 in order to have 10th Mountain Division Soldiers serve in a historic regiment during their recovery. Currently the 3-85th MTN IN serves as the premier center for the treatment of Wounded, Ill, and Injured Soldiers across Fort Drum and the greater Northeast region.