1ST MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP
Commanding General's Family Readiness Vision
A high state of personal and family readiness ensures that
we can serve our country and Corps to the best of our abilities. While each Marine or Sailor is responsible
for their own personal readiness, it is a leadership responsibility to set the
conditions for success. 1st MLG will do
Family Readiness programs to meet the needs of all of our Families. Our Marines and Sailors’ families take on
many forms, with many different needs – no one approach will satisfy the
readiness needs of all of our families.
Additionally, the needs of service members and their families evolve
over time, and we must adapt our support to our service members though all
stages of their service to our Nation.
Sailors, and Civilians to networks of support.
We foster the connections that are vital for thriving in a military
lifestyle, though methods that fit our families – who they are and where they
are in their life – though small groups, small and large unit family events,
social media, and other venues. The
extended community of Marine Corps spouses, parents, children, and community
support groups create a vibrant and responsive network of strength. Leaders will foster these connections and
recognize the value of each small volunteer act of service.
leaders and our Families on the services and programs available to them to
sustain their resilience and readiness.
The tremendous array of services and support aboard Camp Pendleton and
in the Southern California region can be overwhelming. We will strategically and persistently
educate our leaders on all of the programs available, so that we can offer
targeted and meaningful assistance and support to our Marines, Sailors, and
all of our Marines. Sailors, and family members by using communication channels
that are clear and meaningful to the various generational groups that encompass
our community. These communications
should include the mission of each training or deployment event as well as
significant program changes that will affect family life. Communication methods will include focused
social media campaigns, small unit family events, team meetings to solve unique
needs, and direct conversations to address individual challenges.
Importantly, we must remain humble enough to ask for
assistance when we need it, and be compassionate enough to offer assistance
when we see others struggling. Military
life carries with it tremendous rewards and satisfaction, along with great
sacrifice and the need to adapt. We
should expect challenges, yet also help our families, Marines, and Sailors
overcome those challenges.
The combat effectives of 1st MLG depends on our ability to
be personally ready and sustain family readiness. I’d ask that every Marines, Sailor, and
Civilian in 1st MLG seek ways to improve our personal readiness; bring good
ideas to your chain of command and to our Deployment Readiness Coordinators and
Uniformed Readiness Coordinators; and assist with execution of this program.
R. L. SHEA
U.S. Marine Corps
Commanding General, 1st
Marine Logistics Group