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Recovering Service Member

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A member of the military services who is undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy and is in an inpatient or outpatient status, who incurred or aggravated a serious illness or injury in the line of duty, and who may be assigned to a temporary disability retired or permanent disability retired list due to the Military Department’s disability evaluation system proceedings.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 1300.24: Recovery Coordination Program (RCP)

Related Glossary Terms

Recovering Service Member | Recovering Service Member

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