On behalf of the Combat Logistics Battalion 13 Commander, Welcome!
My name is Master Sergeant Rafael Ortiz and I am the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) for CLB 13. As the Battalion DRC, it is my honor to be a part of this unit and to provide you with the tools and resources you need to succeed as a military family. The goal of the Deployment Readiness Program is to support Marines, Sailors, and their families during their time of service, whether they are on base, in the field, or deployed. As part of the command team, I aim to give you power and peace of mind through knowledge; encouraging you to become a strong military family that is self-sufficient, resilient to change, and an active part of a supportive unit and community.
One of my main roles is to be your point of contact for all official command communication so that you have access to the important information you need. Through our family readiness meetings, unit events, Newsletters and online communication, the command will keep families up to date on the activities and events happening in the unit.
There are many resources available to Marines and their families, both on and off base. For example, Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) has expanded their programs to serve spouses, children, and extended family members, through workshops that focus on relationships, communication, understanding military life, and coping with change. The command team works to bring these resources directly to you by hosting trainings and workshops, providing relevant and timely information, and making ourselves available to you when you need support or guidance.
Another important aspect of Deployment Readiness is creating and maintaining a strong sense of community within the unit, especially among the families. In line with the Commanding Officer’s vision of Deployment Readiness, I aim to create opportunities for Marines and families to come together and build camaraderie. Families that take care of each other can better take care of themselves in times of need. This is what community is for and this is what the Deployment Readiness Program is here to facilitate.
I am honored for the opportunity to serve your family and I look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. Again welcome aboard!
Master Sergeant Ortiz R.
Deployment Readiness Coordinator
Combat Logistics Battalion 13