The Family Readiness Branch at Camp Pendleton provides relevant and standardized training to unit commanders, Family Readiness Command Teams, Marines and their families; thereby, reinforcing the pillars of resiliency, sustaining a constant state of personal and family readiness, and ultimately enhancing unit mission readiness.

How Marine Corps Family Team Building Supports Families

Chaplain’s Religious Enrichment Development Operation (CREDO)

CREDO’s name comes from a Latin word meaning “I believe”! In fact, the unit is actually a training team with a goal of building the belief of active duty personnel in five key areas: self, relationships, team, unit and God. While CREDO is staffed by specially trained Navy Chaplains, its programs, retreats and seminars are not necessarily religious in nature.

Family Readiness Program

Offers services to assist commands in developing effective readiness programs while helping unit families become self-sufficient. The Family Readiness Program offers training for Command Teams, Family Readiness Officers, Command Team Advisors and Family Readiness Assistants on their roles and responsibilities in the Unit Family Readiness Program.

LifeSkills Education and Training

LifeSkills Training and Education offers various workshops in such areas as Change Management, 4 Lenses Temperament Discovery, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families and many other workshops.

Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.)

L.I.N.K.S. provides information to all active duty personnel, family members, spouses, significant others and DoD civilian employees on available resources and methods for meeting challenges of the military lifestyle. Sessions are available for Marines, spouses, children/teens, and parents/extended family members.

Prevention Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)

This workshop helps couples communicate and connect more effectively. Participants learn and practice proven techniques. Key topics include: Relationship Risk Factors, Communication Danger Signs, Safety and Structure in Communication, and When Forgiveness Isn’t Easy.

Readiness and Deployment Support

Readiness and Deployment Support Training offers assistance to units by connecting unit Family Readiness Officers (FROs) and commands, assisting with family readiness issues, and delivering pre-, during, and post-deployment presentations.

Volunteer Program

It really is ok to ask, “What’s in it for me?” In fact, volunteering can be a great way to develop skills, learn more about career options, make friends, garner new professional contacts, develop your professional network, get exercise, spend time outdoors/with animals/with kids, or even just shake up your routine.

Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB)

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Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)


(760) 725-9052

MCCS Camp Pendleton