Warrior Care Month – Facebook Town Hall




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WCM Facebook Town Hall

Senior leaders from the Department of Defense, Army, Navy, Marines Corps, and the Air Force will be available live to answer your questions about the future of warrior care. On November 17th, just  visit www.facebook.com/warriorcare at 3PM to ask questions or follow the conversation. Event participants include: 

COL Toner Bio picCol Chris Toner, Commander, Army Warrior Transition Command

Col. Chris Toner is currently serving as the Commander of the Army’s Warrior Transition Command. In this role, he oversees the Army’s Warrior Care and Transition Program (WCTP). The WCTP includes all aspects of the recovery and transition process for the Army’s wounded, ill and injured Soldiers recovering at Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) and the most severely wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans enrolled in the Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).

Toner first served as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader with 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. In 1992, he was assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 7th Infantry Division (Light) where he served as the Brigade Plans and Operations Officer including operations in support of JTF-LA, Los Angeles Riots. In 1993, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where he served as a Rifle Company and Headquarters Company Commander. He was then assigned as the aide to the Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

In 1999, Toner was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg where he served as a Corps War Planner, followed by an assignment as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer in 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. During this time Toner deployed with 2-505 in support of the Multinational Force and Observers Mission, Sinai, Egypt.

In 2004, Toner assumed command of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment (Catamounts), 10th Mountain Division. In January 2006, the battalion formed Task Force Catamount, deployed for 16 months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII-VIII, and was awarded the Valorous Unit Award. In 2007, Toner assumed command of the Second Regiment of the United States Corps of Cadets, United States Military Academy. In 2009, Toner assumed command of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky. In January 2011, the brigade formed Task Force Duke and deployed for 12 months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI-XII.

In July 2012, Toner was assigned as the Chief of Staff, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). In February 2013, the Division deployed as CJTF-101 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIV for 11 months. Toner is a graduate of the Naval War College, School for Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College, and both the Infantry Officer and Field Artillery Officer Advanced Courses. Toner’s awards and decorations include the Valorous Unit Award, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

Dr. Biery bio picDr. John C. Biery, Jr., Commander, Navy Medical Corps

Senior Medical Advisor, Headquarters, Navy Wounded Warrior- Safe Harbor
Biery is a native of Ottawa, Ohio. He received the Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Toledo in 1994. He entered active naval service upon earning the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in June of 1998.
Following completion of a family medicine internship at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla, he completed training as an undersea medical officer with additional qualification as a heliox diver and was subsequently stationed at Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a diving medical officer and department head, where he was in charge of all medical aspects of the Eheme Maru recovery operation. He returned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville in 2002 to complete family medicine residency training. He then completed a tour as a staff Family Physician and Department Head at U.S. Naval Hospital Guam where he was selected for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Upon completion of the fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in 2007, he reported to Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Okinawa, Japan as director of sports medicine, deputy group surgeon and Officer in Charge Kinser Aid Station. In September 2010, he reported as a sports medicine physician to Naval Health Clinic Annapolis where he held additional duties at the US Naval Academy providing medical coverage for varsity athletics and assisted the Dean of Admissions in the medical waiver process. Biery deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 12-2 where he was attached to 1st Medical Battalion, Charlie Surgical Company as the director of the Concussion Restoration Care Center. Additionally, he is a core instructor for the Air Force Acupuncture Center and Joint Incentive Fund teaching Battlefield Acupuncture for acute pain management.
Biery is board certified in family medicine and holds a certificate of added qualification in primary care sports medicine. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine, has presented at multiple national meetings and is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Naval Academy Track site director for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is a Fleet Marine Forces Qualified Officer and his personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (three awards), multiple unit and campaign awards and proudly counts Eagle Scout as one of his greatest achievements.

Wounded warrior Regiment Command AdvisorMr. Paul Williamson, Command Advisor,  USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment 

Mr. Williamson began his Civil Service career in October 2001 with his appointment as President, Department of the Navy Physical Evaluation Board, Washington, DC. In December 2007, he was selected for his current position as the Command Advisor for the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.

As Command Advisor, Mr. Williamson advises the Regimental Commander and other senior Marine Corps officers, to include the Commandant of the Marine Corps, on all matters related to wounded warrior and family care coordination.

Previous to his initial Civil Service appointment, Mr. Williamson completed a distinguished career of 32 years active naval service.  Mr. Williamson enlisted in June 1969 and promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer concurrent with his commissioning as an Ensign in April 1979 through the Navy’s In-service Procurement Program.  As an Administration Limited Duty Officer, he held a variety of leadership and command positions at sea and ashore.  Mr. Williamson retired from active duty in January 2001 as a Commander.

In recognition of his outstanding performance of duty as the President, Department of the Navy Physical Evaluation Board, Mr. Williamson was awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award in 2006. In 2014, Mr. Williamson was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award for his service with the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment.

Mr. Tim TownesMr. Timothy P. Townes, Program Manager, Air Force Warrior and Survivor Care

Mr. Tim Townes is the Air Force Warrior and Survivor Care Program Manager, Air Force Services, Directorate of Manpower and Personnel, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.  His branch is responsible for establishing and monitoring policy for non-medical care of wounded, ill and injured Airmen, Air Force Casualty policy for reporting and notification of next of kin, Air Force Mortuary policy to support the dignified and honorable care of our fallen Airmen, Air Force Honor Guard policy supporting military funeral honors and other ceremonies, and Air Force Protocol policy.  Mr. Townes serves as the Air Force’s senior subject matter expert in Warrior Care policy and programs.  He is responsible for development of doctrine, policies, and nation-wide resource networks that provide assistance to wounded, ill and injured Airmen and their families.  He manages the Air Force Recovery Care Program along with policy oversight of the Air Force Casualty program, the Air Force Mortuary Program, The Air Force Honor Guard program, and Air Force Protocol.

Mr. Townes attended Officer Training School and was commissioned in February 1987 and served his entire career as an Air Battle Manager.  He had several assignments at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as well as assignments at Howard Air Force Base, Panama; Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana; and Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.  He retired from active duty in November 2006.

Since retirement, Mr. Townes has served as the contract Program Manager for the U.S. Army’s Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations Center Mobile Training Team instructing Soldiers in the responsibility of making in-person casualty notification and providing assistance to families of fallen Soldiers.  He also served as a Senior Program Manager for the Air Force Recovery Care Program prior to entering government service in his current role.

Ms. Weaver

Ms. Weaver

Ms. Nancy Weaver, Principal Director, Warrior Care Policy 

Ms. Nancy Weaver is the Principal Director, Warrior Care Policy. As the Principal Director, she serves as the focal point for interaction with the Services on policy and issues affecting wounded, ill and injured care coordination for active, reserve and guard personnel. She also formulates DOD strategic plans, programmatic objectives, policies and standards to improve care, management and transition of recovering service members and their families.


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Contact Information

E-mail: warriorcare@osd.mil