Family Readiness Officer
Primary representative for command family readiness program outreach, support and assistance to the Battalion's 450 active duty and reserve military personnel and their families at the Lieutenant Colonel command level. Represent unit commander at internal and external meetings or forums to address and resolve family readiness issues.
- Provided general assistance to the unit's Family Readiness Officer (FRO) in planning and coordinating
- Coordinate and liaison with various outside agencies including Marine Corps Leagues, VETCenters, Navy Fleet and Family Services, and others military support organizations in support of Family Readiness.
- Develop, coordinate, and administer processes and procedures to successfully implement unit family
- Implement and maintain Marine Corp's communication tools, data bases, and electronic communication systems. Draft and deliver speeches and strategic communication messages, briefs and presentations as needed (from General Officer to family member level).
- Acquisitions and budget oversite monitoring and maintaining appropriated non-appropriated (APF/NAF), Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) and Warrior Family Support / Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) fund allocations and execution for a Battalion comprised of 164 subordinate companies. Develop long range and short range cost estimates for program funding.
- Liaison responding to inquiries from budget and project officers on numerous large and small funding requests. Formulate lengthy and detailed funding requests for numerous events. Approving official for reimbursement of volunteer expenses. Procure supplies and services for Battalion's Family Readiness functions and activities using various government approved vendors. Prepare Purchase Request documents ensuring accuracy and compliance with government credit card and contract procedures and regulations.
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Family Readiness Officer
- Prepared annual budget. Tracked all incoming and outgoing monies, reconciled financial records, and reported all such information to the command.
- Planned and executed regular family readiness events and socials to include holiday party, spring carnival, and monthly volunteer meetings. All events were executed in conjunction with [company name]. Consistently received positive feedback from command and families for all such events.
- Conducted monthly Command Team meetings. A strong emphasis was placed on sharing clear and concise information, and soliciting participation from all Command Team members.
- Recruited and managed volunteers. By learning each volunteer's abilities and expectations, strived to maximize the benefit to the individuals and the command.
- Helped young military members and/or spouses, target population 17-24, work through transitional/motivational issues that deter from force readiness and inability to reach personal and professional mile stones both on and off duty.
- Worked with military family members to develop leads to education development plans that will ensure their education and career goals are realistic, relevant to their interests and skills, as well as employable based on their abilities.
- Served as sole source of communication between unit families and the command. This was accomplished by contacting all designated family members of new joins, sending weekly updates to all unit families, and soliciting feedback from families about how best to support them.
- Designed and maintained unit E-Marine page to ensure families were provided the most up to date unit information to include: training schedules, command events, community events and resources.
- Established and maintained contact with MCCS, Marine and Family Services, Marine Corps Family Team Building, MCCS Area Coordinator and additional various on and off-base organizations to provide Marines and their families information and referral resources.
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Family Readiness Officer MCCS
- Served as the primary representative to provide command family readiness outreach, support and assistance to the unit's military personnel and their families at the Colonel command level
- Worked with latitude for independent action to ensure overall program effectiveness and effective use of resources.
- Represented the Marine Corps at internal and external meetings or forums to address and resolve family readiness issues.
- Planned, coordinated and executed administrative and logistical requirements, in partnership with the MCCS Area Coordinator, MCFTB, or other applicable entities
- Drafted and delivered weekly speeches and presentations utilizing various technologies.
- Provided outreach, support and assistance to military personnel and their families.
- Prepare and approve contracts with external entities.
- Prepare yearly budget with Unit Family Readiness Funds, and Non Appropriated Funds.
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