Family Readiness Program
MCCS Camp Allen

Marine Corps Community Services
Camp Allen
1251 Yalu Street
Norfolk, Virginia  23515-4693
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For more information:
Please contact Marine Corps Family Team Building at
757-445-
6875

 

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Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), through Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB), supports the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) by providing family readiness training to unit Commanders, Command Teams, Marines and their families.

Your Command Team will:

  • Communicate official command information
  • Facilitate two-way communication between the command, Marines and families
  • Provide information through resource referrals

Your unit's Command Team is led by the Commanding Officer, who is responsible for providing guidance regarding the execution of the UPFRP. Other members of the Command Team include: the Sergeant Major, the Family Readiness Officer (FRO), the Chaplain, senior spouses (at their discretion), a Command Team Advisor and as many Family Readiness Assistants (FRAs) as the CO deems necessary.

Command Team Training

Command Team Trainings are done at the request of a command. To schedule a brief, please contact MCFTB at 757-445-6875 or Tracy at fearontl@usmc-mccs.org.
These briefs can be condensed or expanded to meet the needs of individual commands, but at the very least should include:

  • Commandant of the Marine Corps Guidance
  • Commander’s intent and concept of operations
  • Unit, Personal and Family Readiness program and Family Readiness definitions
  • Family Readiness Command Team Function.
  • Unit, Personal and Family Readiness program mission
  • Characteristics of the UPFRP
  • Family Readiness Command Team Member roles, responsibilities and requirements
  • Program core components – Official Communication, Readiness and Deployment Support, Information and Referral, Volunteer Management
  • Funding
  • NAF Human Resources

Family Readiness Officer (FRO) Training

The Family Readiness Officer (FRO) is a special staff officer for the unit who provides oversight and coordination of all aspects of family readiness to include official communication to all members, command representation, information and referral, and unit support. Family Readiness Officer Trainings are held on quarterly scheduled bases. Please contact Doretta at 757-445-6875 or richardsondr@usmc-mccs.org to register.
This brief can be expanded to meet the needs of civilian personnel, but at the very least should include:

  • Unit Personal Family Readiness Program roles and responsibilities
  • Official communication
  • Information and referral services
  • Readiness and Deployment Support
  • Volunteer management program
  • Funding Administration
  • Staff officer training

CO/Senior Enlisted Spouse Training

The Command Team CO/Senior Enlisted Spouse Training is designed to orient and guide CO/Senior Enlisted Spouses in the responsibilities and operating components of their roles within the UPFRP. This training provides the required information to operate as a successful Command Team CO/Senior Enlisted Spouse as a part of the Family Readiness Command Team and includes the necessary supplemental information for program operation, and guidance, and referral. Please contact Doretta at 757-445-6875 or richardsondr@usmc-mccs.org to register.
Topics of discussion to include

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Communication information and guidelines
  • Information and referral
  • Effective information and instruction

Command Team Advisor/Family Readiness Assistant (FRA) Training

Family Readiness Volunteer Assistants are spouses and/or designated parents/extended family members of Marines that support and assist the unit commander and FRO in the execution of the UPFRP. The training provided by the Family Readiness Program Trainer provides the volunteer with the basic skills to step in and be an active part of the UPFRP. Please contact Doretta at 757-445-6875 or richardsondr@usmc-mccs.org to register.
Topics of discussion to include

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Communication information and guidelines
  • Information and referral

Operational Security (OPSEC) & Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Training

This is an overview training designed to orient and guide Command Team members in their responsibilities to protect personally identifiable information (PII) within and outside of their unit. Please contact Doretta at 757-445-6875 or richardsondr@usmc-mccs.org to register.
Topics of discussion to include

  • Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  • Operational Security (OPSEC)
  • Publically Available Websites
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