Marines, Sailors and Family Members,
Our Corps enjoys a hard earned reputation for being the most ready when our Nation is least ready. Always ready to fight today's fight with today's kit is what makes the Marine Corps truly valuable. Unit readiness is inextricably tied to individual readiness. The individual readiness of any Marine or Sailor stems from a resilience that emanates from home. We all look to home, be it mom and dad or our spouse and children, to serve as our foundational strength. To that end, I see gamily readiness as an integral element of 3rd MLG's combat readiness.
Marines and Sailors cannot focus on the task at hand if distracted by preventable issues at home. We all must work hard to balance the requirements of duty and family; but sometimes balance isn't enough. We must strive to bring all of our families into the fold, and ensure that all available resources are brought to bear when and where needed. The Family Readiness Officer (FRO) is the primary representativ3e that provides outreach, support and assistance to all military personnel and their families.
Leaders at all levels must strive to regularly communicate with families both local and extended. We must develop and nurture aggressive Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Programs to effectively arm Marines, Sailors, and families with both knowledge and access. We must always remember that although the uniformed member took the oath, it's the entire family that serves.
Our families play a vital role to both our personals well-being and to the combat readiness of this Group. Bring them on board.
the entire Command and Family Readiness team stand ready to assist. Please contact your Unit's FRO or the 3d MLG FRO, Mrs. Michelle Budzien at DSN: 315-637-1015, email@example.com.
T. W. KING
BRIGADIER GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS
COMMANDING GENERAL, 3D MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP