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Officer Candidates School


Officer Candidates School

"Ductus Exemplo"

Training Command, Quantico, Virginia

Captain Brittany Steenberge
OCS Family Readiness Officer

The Family Readiness Officer (FRO) is the face of the Commander's Unit Personnel and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP).  The FRO is responsible for managing the four pillars of a UPFRP:

Official communication - communication from or on behalf of the commander through many methods:  newsletter, website, mass communication tool, family readiness events and email.

Information and referral - proactive marketing and promotion of the programs, agencies and organizations available to Marines and families.

Readiness and deployment support - the ability of the individual Marine and his family to successfully balance the challenges of a military lifestyle, family, career, and mission events.

Volunteer management - standardized program developed to provide a formal model to manage unit volunteers.  Volunteer Tracking Tool is used to announce volunteer opportunities and track volunteer hours.