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Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces; Notice of Meeting

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Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense.


Meeting notice.


Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C., Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.150, the Department of Defense announces that the following Federal Advisory Committee meeting will take place: Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces (subsequently referred to as the Task Force).


Thursday, December 8, 2011-Friday, December 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, each day.


St. Anthony Riverwalk Wyndham Hotel-Peraux Room, 300 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.

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Mail Delivery service through Recovering Warrior Task Force, Hoffman Building II, 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332-0021 “Mark as Time Sensitive for December Meeting.” Emails to Denise F. Dailey, Designated Federal Officer; Telephone (703) 325-6640. Fax (703) 325-6710.

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Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of the meeting is for the Task Force Members to convene and gather data from panels and briefers on the Task Force's topics of inquiry.

Agenda: (Please refer to​rwtf/​meetings.html for the most up-to-date meeting information).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Task Force Members After Action Review

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Servicemembers Panel Views of VA Case Management prior to DD214

10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Panel on Pre-Separation VA Case Management

12 p.m.-1 p.m. Break for lunch

1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Veteran Views of Pre-DD214 Programs and Policies

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Post DD 214 Challenges Panel

2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Panel on VA IDES Support

3:45 p.m.-4 p.m. Break

4 p.m.-5 p.m. Public Forum

5 p.m. Closing

Friday, December 9, 2011

8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Opening

8:45 a.m.-10 a.m. Army WTU Cadre Training Briefing-AMEDD

10 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. FLO Briefing

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. VA Vet Center Counselors Panel

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break for lunch

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Hearing CoE Briefing

2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Panel of Private Organizations: VSOs, MSOs

3:45 p.m.-4 p.m. Break

4 p.m.-5 p.m. Panel of DVOPs and LVERs

5 p.m. Closing

Public's Accessibility to the Meeting: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552b and 41 CFR 102-3.140 through 102-3.165, and the availability of space, this meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis.

Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces about its mission and functions. If individuals are interested in making an oral statement during the Public Forum time period, a written statement for a presentation of two minutes must be submitted as below and must identify it is being submitted for an oral presentation by the person making the submission.

Identification information must be provided and at a minimum must include a name and a phone number. Individuals may visit the Task Force Web site at​rwtf/​ to view the Charter. Individuals making presentations will be notified by Friday, December 2, 2011. Oral presentations will be permitted only on Friday December 9, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. CST before the Task Force. The number of oral presentations will not exceed ten, with one minute of questions available to the Task Force members per presenter. Presenters should not exceed their two minutes.

Written statements in which the author does not wish to present orally may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of a planned meeting of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of Recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces.

All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Task Force through the above contact information, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration.

Statements, either oral or written, being submitted in response to the agenda mentioned in this notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed no later than 5 p.m. EST (4 p.m. CST), Wednesday, November 30, 2011 which is the subject of this notice. Statements received after this date may not be provided to or considered by the Task Force until its next meeting. Please mark mail correspondence as “Time Sensitive for December Meeting.”

The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Task Force Co-Chairs and ensure they are provided to all members of the Task Force before the meeting that is the subject of this notice.

Reasonable accommodations will be made for those individuals with disabilities who request them. Requests for additional services should be directed to Heather Jane Moore, (703) 325-6640, by 5 p.m. EST (4 p.m. CST), Wednesday, November 30, 2011.

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Dated: November 14, 2011.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2011-29729 Filed 11-16-11; 8:45 am]