What is a Family Readiness Officer (FRO)?
A Family Readiness Officer (FRO) is the face of each Commander's vision for their Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP). The goal for each UPRFP is to equip Marines, Sailors, and their families by encouraging self-sufficiency through education. In turn, this philosophy simultaneously improves their quality of life and ensures that family readiness on the homefront, promotes mission readiness in Theater. A FRO acts as the direct link for official communication from command leadership to Marines, Sailors, and their family members, and provides subject matter expert resource education and referral information, readiness and deployment support, and manages the UPFRP volunteer program.