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Centered primarily on the formal training required for the Unit, Personal and Deployment Readiness Program, classes are available for family members interested in becoming more involved in their unit’s program as a volunteer and for active duty members serving in a supporting role of their unit’s program. Additionally a workshop is held on a bi-annual basis for the spouses of O-3/E-8’s and above, which is constantly evolving and offers participants a chance to learn from each other, share great ideas, and discover where they fit into their unit’s program.

Additionally we facilitate the formalized training for all of the Deployment Readiness Coordinator aboard Camp Pendleton, be it their role-specific certification or the unit website administrator’s workshops. These two courses are ONLY open to MCCS employees hired as Family Readiness Officers and Command Appointed Active Duty Members.

Classes & Workshops

Want dates, times and locations for any of the classes?  Check out the Calendar of Events!

Join forces with your unit Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) as a Deployment Readiness Volunteer! Appointed Command Team Advisors and Deployment Readiness Assistants attend this class to learn the inside scoop on the Marine Corps’ current Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program. Throughout this class you’ll learn:

  • What role you play in making your unit’s program rock
  • Where to find the resources families need most in a pinch
  • How to become a beacon of awesomeness to those around you
  • How to share (ideas) and play nice with others

Looking to expand your personal and professional skills, all while supporting Marines, Sailors, and their families?

First time being part of a Family Readiness Command Team? Been three years since your last training? OR maybe there’s just been a Change of Command! Sounds like Command Team Training TIME! Strap in for the time of your life as you discover all of the ins-and-outs of the Marine Corps’ current Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program in an interactive and applicable way for both leaders and volunteers alike. Throughout this class you’ll learn:

  • Why do we even have a Family Readiness Program
  • Who is on the Command Team and what do they do
  • How can we work together to make our program rock
  • Where does the money come from to support all of this

Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRC) or members of a Command Team in need of a unit-specific Command Team Training may contact the FRPT office at (760) 725-6637.

Married to an E8/O3 or above? Amazed by all of the things you’re expected to know? Want to meet more people in the same boat as you? Come to the next Command Spouses Workshop to learn something new, trade/steal ideas from those around you, or to just meet other spouses equally as awesome as you are! This participant-centered opportunity is guaranteed to change the way you look at your role as a Command Spouse and (more importantly) will allow you to build relationships that make the challenges ahead seem far less ominous. See. You. There.


Welcome to the most challenging experience of your life. This class provides each participant with a detailed understanding of the Marine Corps’ current Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Program. The subject matter focuses specifically on the roles and responsibilities of the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC). Whether you’re new to the game or the date on your last certificate is now three years old, you are sure to walk away with a thorough knowledge of the part you play in taking care of Marines, Sailors and families. Bring your thinking cap, your past experiences and your brilliant new ideas…because this is your chance to ask the tough questions, share what has (or hasn’t) worked, and network with others that will be on the frontlines of Family Readiness with you!

Family Readiness Program

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Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

(760) 725-6637

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