U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) develops and employs fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to conduct global special operations and activities as part of the joint force to support persistent, networked and distributed combatant command operations and campaigns against state and non-state actors to protect and advance U.S. policies and objectives.
Characterized by a command culture that is dedicated to continuously adapting in order to achieve and maintain the highest levels of excellence, USSOCOM established the Warrior Care Program-Care Coalition (WCP-CC) in 2005. In 2013, WCP-CC became the fifth Congressionally recognized Warrior Care Program within the Department of Defense, and received Service-like authority to provide non-medical advocacy and support services for SOF Service Members and their families, after experiencing life-changing wounds, injuries or illnesses (WII). The WCP-CC acts as USSOCOM's action arm to assist in the recovery, rehabilitation, reintegration, and transition of SOF WII.
One way the WCP-CC supports SOF WII is through its Military Adaptive Sports Section (MASS). The WCP-CC MASS enhances the recovery and rehabilitation of SOF WII through participation in adaptive sports and wellness events outside of traditional therapy settings. The medium of sport is utilized to promote physical and mental fitness, enable peer-to-peer mentorship, rekindle focus, and enhance holistic health for current and former SOF WII.