Deployment Readiness Coordinator
Lisa D. Slusher
Bldg # 62549
Phone#: (760) 763-7893
Cell: (951) 704-9620
Greetings Marines, Sailors and families,
On behalf of the Commanding Officer, welcome to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion “The Super Breed” family.
My name is Lisa Slusher, and I am privileged to serve Marines, Sailors, and their families as the Battalion’s Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) formerly known as the Family Readiness Officer (FRO). Alongside the Family Readiness Command Team, I am here to carry out the Commander's vision for the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) and assist you and your family with all aspects of family readiness. The Marine Corps defines family as any entity in which a Marine is born into, sworn into, or married into.
In today’s Marines Corps, there are inherent challenges and rewards; a strong support system within the military culture can ensure the rewards outweigh the challenges. As the Deployment Readiness Coordinator, it is my goal is to ensure Marines, Sailors and their families are prepared and equipped with the knowledge and tools to successfully meet the challenges of the military lifestyle.
The Deployment Readiness Coordinator serves as the principle conduit between the command, the unit, and the services and support available to Marines, Sailors and their families. I am dedicated to providing you with official communication between the command, Marines, Sailors and families, information regarding readiness and deployment support, assistance in finding resources and services, and coordinating events such as pre-deployments briefs, family days and homecoming celebrations.
Another important aspect of family readiness is creating and maintaining a strong sense of community within the unit, and our families. In line with the Commanding Officer’s vision of family readiness, I aim to create opportunities for Marines and families to come together, build camaraderie, and reinforce unit morale. Families that take care of each other can better take care of themselves in times of need. This is what our community is for -- and this is what the Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is here to facilitate.
Our family readiness volunteers also play an integral part in creating the bridge between the families and the unit. If you are interested in volunteering please contact me and we can discuss the role and need for volunteers. Whether you want a long-term assignment or to just want to help with the next family day, there is always a need for dedicated volunteers. We fully understand that being a military family can be tough, and we greatly appreciate everything you do to support your loved ones as they achieve their mission.
I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Deployment Readiness Coordinator for 1st Combat Engineer Battalion and I look forward to working with all of you. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by telephone at (760) 763-7893 or by email at email@example.com.
Again, welcome to the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion family.