What is the Unit Family Readiness Program?
The Unit Family Readiness Program provides support to the individual Marine, Sailor, or civilian contractor and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events. This support is provided through proactive outreach and intervention using Official Communication, Information & Referral, and Readiness & Deployment Support. This support is extend to the entire family unit and includes children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.
What is the role of the Family Readiness Officer?
To put it simply, the Family Readiness Officer ("the FRO") works to ensure that all the Marine's family needs are taken care of so that the Marine can focus on his or her mission.
What happened to the Key Volunteer Network?
Headquarters Marine Corps conducted a study that found our volunteers were overworked and overburdened. By having a civilian Family Readiness Officer (FRO), it removes a majority of the burden from the volunteers. This frees volunteers to support and interact with the unit families and participate in the events they enjoy. The goal is to provide our volunteers with more choices and less stress while maintaining that vital family contact.
What can the Family Readiness Program do for me?