What is the Unit Deployment Readiness Program?
The Unit Deployment Readiness Program provides support to the individual Service Member and their family to successfully balance life, career and mission events. This support is provided through proactive outreach and intervention using Official Communication, Information and Referral and Readiness and deployment Support. This support is extend to the entire family unit and includes children, spouses, parents and other extended family members.
Who can participate?
Anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate. This can include parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, fiancées, children and more. If you are interested, we’d love to have you.
Why the change?
Headquarters Marine Corps conducted a study that found our volunteers were overworked and overburdened. By having a civilian Deployment Readiness Coordinator(DRC), it removes a majority of the burden from the volunteers. This frees volunteers up to support and interact with the unit families and participate in the events they enjoy. The expanded roles also allow the volunteers to tailor their participation to what they enjoy. If you enjoy planning events, you can be a Morale Support Volunteer. If you would rather provide input and help shape the program, then the Deployment Readiness Coordinator role is perfect for you. The goal is to provide our volunteers with more choices and less stress while maintaining that vital family contact.