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3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment

 

3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Division

Family Readiness
 
Deputy Family Readiness Officer
SSgt Abernathy, Nicolas B.
Phone #: (760) 830-1697 
nicolas.abernathy@usmc.mil

 

 

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Commander’s Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program Commanders Intent and Policy Statement

 

Personal and family readiness is the ability of the individual Marine, Sailor, and his family to successfully balance the challenges of a military lifestyle, family, career, and mission events.  Achieving and maintaining a high state of personal and family readiness is the responsibility of every Marine and Sailor.

 

As a member of the 2/4 team, I take personal ownership of the Family Readiness Program.  The program offers direct support to Marines, Sailors, and their family members through Official Communication, Information and Referral, Readiness and Deployment Support, and Volunteer Management.  The program is not a replacement of small unit leadership, but rather an enhancement and support function to assist our Battalion.

 

MISSION: 2/4, in coordination with all available resources, will plan, coordinate, and execute a family readiness program that seeks to instill unwavering communication with families in order to enhance family involvement and  understanding as to what their Marine/Sailor does in 2/4.

 

PURPOSE: Enhance communication and family involvement.

 

METHOD: To achieve this, we will establish the following monthly waypoints to seek participation from families and provide venues for families, Marines, and Sailors to have a voice and be heard.

 

* A Command Team meeting once a month
* A family function once a month
* Family Readiness Assistants meeting once a month (volunteers welcome)
* A town hall meeting once a quarter for families to receive information and have a voice
* ENDSTATE: 2/4 is balanced with our approach to inform families ,  provide a constant feedback loop for families, Marines, and Sailors through events and social media.

 

Our full-time Deployment Readiness Coordinator, Mr. Mark Sperling, works proactively to meet the family readiness needs of our command.  He uses information from a wealth of resources both on and off base as empowerment tools to promote readiness.  He also supports a team atmosphere to limit isolation and hardship.  He can be contacted at 760-763-1561 (office), 760-277-3491 (cell), or by e-mail at mark.sperling@usmc.mil.

 

          P. B. BYRNE

          Lieutenant Colonel

          U. S. Marine Corps