The Wounded Warrior Regiment (WWR), the Marine Corps' embodiment of "Marines take care of their own," officially stood up at Quantico, Virginia, in April 2007. Today, it includes the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East (WWBN-E) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Wounded Warrior Battalion-West (WWBN-W) at Camp Pendleton, California. The West battalion has detachments at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego; the Veterans' Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, the Naval Hospital in Twentynine Palms, the Marine Corps Base in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, and a future establishment in Okinawa.
The regiment has been commanded since its creation by Colonel Gregory A. D. Boyle, who said the mission of the WWR is to "provide and facilitate assistance to wounded, ill, and injured Marines, Sailors (attached to or in support of Marine units), and their families throughout the phases of recovery."1