Served as a part of the Unit's Command Team as a Special Staff Officer at the LtCol level. Worked with Marines and families to provide Family Readiness Outreach, such as deployment readiness, reintegration, and other various operational necessities to support Marines and their families during their time at the unit. Other tasks also included setting up pre-deployment briefs, offer various classes to Marines and their families regarding the different programs available to them as a service member and family member.
• Conducted and coordinated Command Team Meetings
• Executed an all-volunteer program of spouses
• Provided Information and Referrals
• Oversaw the Single Marine and Sailor Program (SMSP) with the unit SMSP representative
• Executed the Commander's intent
• Provided two-way communication between the command and the families
- Family Readiness Officer at HMLA
- Family Readiness Volunteer at VMU
- Family Readiness Assistant at MCAGC Twentynine Palms
- Medical Records Clerk at MCAGC Twentynine Palms
1 year, 4 months at this Job
- Bachelors of Applied Studies - Human Relations and Creative Writing
Active Secret Security Clearance
• Manage and maintain Commanding Officer's family readiness climate as the liaison between Command, service member, and family.
• Support deployments of three Special Operations Companies comprised of 385 Marines and Sailors.
• Revamp the family deployment and reunion briefing formats that have increased family participation in Command events by over 100%.
• Assist transitioning service members with information on veterans' organizations and benefits
• Provide ample resource and referral information to families in need or crisis.
• Collect, monitor, and maintain data in order to provide consistent, timely follow-up with families and service members.
• Consistently evaluate program and adapt as necessary to the needs of the service members and families.
• Foster a team atmosphere between Command, volunteers, DoD agencies, and benevolent organizations.
• Conduct marketing and advertising campaigns using print media, quarterly newsletters, and build and maintain unit website for over 600 families.
• Plan and coordinate family events, workshops, and education pieces to support Command morale and welfare.
• Work in cooperation with Family Readiness Officers across MARSOC to provide consistent care throughout the Component.
• Stay knowledgeable on all new DoD initiatives and programs by attending symposiums, conferences, and following current events and trends.
• Uphold composure and professionalism in high operational tempo.
• Maintain active secret security clearance.
- Family Readiness Officer at Marine Special Operations Command
- Life Skills Trainer (NF-4) at MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING - MCAS Cherry Point
- Readiness and Deployment Support Trainer (NF-4) at MARINE CORPS FAMILY TEAM BUILDING - MCAS Cherry Point
- Teacher of English as a Foreign Language at PUNSEL ESCUELA DE IDIOMAS
8 years, 2 months at this Job
- Certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (2007)
- B.A. - Communication
Provide command family readiness outreach support and assistance to unit military personnel and their families at the Lieutenant Colonel Command level. Develop and carry out positive outreach and communication plan to facilitate communication between the Command and Marines, Sailors and families. Assess and distribute resource information to support the needs and interests of the unit personnel and families.
➢ Represent the unit commander at meetings and forums. Establish and maintain personal contacts and collaborate with key personnel in the unit and the organizational chain of command, supporting agencies and programs. Encourage and refer family members' use of available resources and programs.
➢ Plan and coordinate administrative and logistical requirements in partnership with MCCS and other entities for events such as Family Days, pre-, mid-, and post- deployments, and readiness events. Develop, monitor and maintain fund allocations. Develop long and short range cost estimates for program funding needs. Develop, monitor and maintain budget and spend plan execution. Serve as Responsible Officer and approving official for reimbursement of volunteer expenses.
➢ Manage the Command's volunteer program following the Commander's intent. Coordinate and supervise volunteers and assist the Commander in recruiting, interviewing, selection and/or removal of appointed volunteers. Recognize volunteers for their contributions as appropriate. Ensure compliance with all regulations and safety rules.
- Family Readiness Officer at Marine Corps Community Services
- Policeman at Marine Corps Base Police Department
- Executive Director at USO of NC
- Human Resources Manager at United States Marine Corps
9 years, 4 months at this Job
- Master of Science
- Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
• Coordinated and implemented various local community outreach programs
• Served as a Liaison between families and deployed military members
• Planned and facilitated family events and functions
• Dispersed information to families as directed by the Deputy Family Readiness Officer
- Assistant Family Readiness Officer at Alpha Company, 4th Combat Engineer Battalion
- Broker/Realtor at Century 21 Champion Real Estate
- Lead Teacher at Marine Corps Community Services
- Earned a Child Development Associate at In-Home Family Child Care Program
11 months at this Job
- Bachelors in Public Administration and Business Relations - Public Administration and Business Relations
Primary representative for the Command Unit Personal and Family Readiness Program at the Colonel Command level. Represent the unit commander at internal and external meetings or forums to address and resolve family readiness issues. Responsible for outreach, support and assistance to two Battalion's with over 2300 active duty and reserve service members and their families. Develop, coordinate, administer process and procedures to successfully implement unit family readiness program in multiple states, executing an in-depth knowledge of a broad range of Quality of Life programs to support Marines, sailors, and designated family members providing information and referral resources and deployment readiness support. Coordinate and implement numerous Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program events in support of deployment readiness. Subject matter expert continuously sought after by senior command Family Readiness Officers, senior leadership from all branches of service, and military support organizations for expertise and recommendations in family readiness programs and execution of funding and policy. Facilitator/trainer using various training and workshop tools to enhance family and troop readiness in the areas of communications, resiliency, combat stress awareness, employment readiness, and other quality of life subjects to an audience consisting of senior leaders to junior personnel. Implement and maintain Marine Corps Communication tools, databases, and electronic communication systems to include eMarine. Draft and deliver speeches and strategic communication messages, briefs and presentations as needed (from General Officer to family member level). Supervise multiple Deputy Family Readiness Officer (DFROs). Provide expertise and guidance in the development, implementation, and evaluation of subordinate Unit Family Readiness Programs. Requested by the Commanding General Inspection Team to assist in the assessment and inspections of subordinate programs to include a sister regiment and to provide when necessary appropriate recommendations for improvements. Responsible Officer for the unit Family Readiness Funds to include Unit Inspector-Instructor moral funds. Responsible for numerous large and small funding requests. Formulate lengthy and detailed funding requests and after action reports for numerous Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) events. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining appropriated, non-appropriated (APF/NAF), YRRP funds once they are transferred to the regimental level. Approving Official for volunteer expense reimbursement, supplies and services for Regimental Family Readiness functions and activities using various government approved vendors. Prepare purchase request documents ensuring accuracy and compliance with government credit card and contract procedures and regulations. Responsible for transitioning three Battalions Family Readiness programs to their new Regiments due to force restructuring and also transitioning two newly created Battalions to our current regimental team. ACCOMPLISHMENT: Successfully established the Unit Personal and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) from the Key Volunteer program. Hiring of multiple Family Readiness Officers for multiple battalions. Developed curriculum and facilitated multiple WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING using a variety of training tools and methods specializing in the areas of Employment Readiness, Financial Stability, Deployment Readiness, and Relocation. Applied creative training techniques and applications designed to enhance learning abilities. Applied in-depth knowledge of Quality of Life Programs to resolve complex issues using federal, state, local and military resources including clinical counselors, child and youth programs, legal department, family advocacy, sexual assault victim intervention programs and drug and alcohol abuse program. Communicated effectively with senior personnel, participated in multiple strategic operations and planning meetings as they relate to the family members of deployed service members. Established nationwide contacts with employers, veteran's service organizations, and military associations in support of transitioning service members including numerous Federal, State, and Local government agencies.
- Family Readiness Officer at U.S. Marine Corps
- Management Analyst at U.S. Marine Corps
- Administrative Specialist / U.S. Marine Corps at Active Duty Marine
10 years, 3 months at this Job
- High School Diploma
* Worked primarily with Marines, Sailors and their families. * Served as the primary representative to provide command family readiness outreach, support and assistance to the unit's military personnel and their families at the Lt Colonel command level. * Assisted in preparing Marines and families for multiple deployments throughout CONUS and OCONUS. * Provided immediate and up to date communication from the battalion commander via multiple means to include but not limited to email, phone and social networking sites; Facebook, Instagram. Experience Continued- * Primary manager of administrator of social networking sites, i.e. Battalion Facebook page. * Interpreted and adapted guidance and material to resolve complex situations as they arose. * Worked with wide latitude for independent action and ensured overall program effectiveness and effective use of resources. * Planned and executed events to increase morale along with Command Team Members and volunteers. * Managed volunteers and training of volunteers.
- Family Readiness Officer at USMC
- Family Readiness Officer at Marines USMC MCAGCC
- COMMISSARY SUPPORT CLERK at Cherry Point Commissary
- CONSULAR ASSOCIATE at State Department/United States Embassy
2 years at this Job
- Associate Degree in General Studies - General Studies
• Planned, organized, and coordinated large scale functions with multiple outside agencies for 500+ service members and their family members, consisting of 8 Marine Corps Birthday Balls, 8 deployment and homecoming functions, over 30 Marine and Family Day Events, improving unit camaraderie, supporting the Commander's family readiness vision.
• Managed yearly budget of $15,000, in accordance with Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), generating over 50+ contracts for specific catering vendors and invoices for specific equipment needed through MCCS property in order to meet the Commanders' intent for family readiness.
• Developed information papers, consolidated with resources and unit information, and distributed to family members and Marines becoming an integral member of the Unit's Command Team for over 500 personnel.
• Spearheaded Command Team meetings keeping senior leadership apprised of operational situations
- Program Manager | Family Readiness Officer at New River Air Station, NC
- Senior Personnel Manager at United States Marine Corps
- Senior Personnel Supervisor at United States Marine Corps
9 years at this Job
- Bachelor of Science - Business Management
- Associate of Science - Business Management
- Certification - Senior Leadership and Management Development Course
Soundly implemented the Commander's program's outreach, military personnel and family assistance, and overall
effectiveness and efficiency with sound judgement and initiative by coordinating work and family life consultation services.
● Remained an expert in original data and knowledge and referral data collected from secondary sources like seminars, military- and civilian-led training, professional development programs, fellow FROs, Marine Corps Community Services, Military Family Life Counselors, Personal Financial Counselors, Chaplains Services, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, and local social services' education programs, all in the name of family member resiliency, successful morale, and mission capability.
● Officially communicated on behalf of the Commander on a daily and weekly basis, utilizing a variety of media and social media outlets, while ensuring compliance with applicable military regulations, laws and response protocols, the satisfaction of participants, and the effective resolution of any problems that arose.
● Assisted over 300 senior leaders, departmental staff and personnel with their duties and responsibilities, adhering to safety regulations, military standards and government policies, for the purpose of reaching optimal squadron performance targets.
● Delivered and facilitated briefings such as Welcome Aboard, pre-deployment, return and reintegration, post-deployment decompression, safety stand downs, awards ceremonies, special Command functions, memorials and mandated training for career advancement and development to audiences of up to 350 individuals of all ranks and authority.
● Consulted with senior officers and enlisted personnel when appropriate to determine objectives, requirements, financial expectations and program restraints for Commander's and Marine Corps' required events, meetings, and briefings.
● Recruited, trained, and supervised family member and unit volunteers for special functions and Command support.
● Managed two separate budgets, each reaching between $5,000 and $25,000 annually from squadron fundraising efforts and military "green" dollars, and maintained records of financial details for accountabilities and higher Command review.
● Maintained and reported monthly unit personnel numbers, fund use, trends, activities, individual personal challenges, and rd mission requirements to 3 Marine Aircraft Wing FRO for the purpose of evaluation of programs utilized and supported.
● Completed over 215 hours of government-required annual training with certificates of completion, including Prime for Life, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Franklin Covey® programs, Six Sigma Green Belt Training, and MCCS and DoD services and community-sponsored resources intended to promote the well-being of service members and their families.
● Liaised at community programs regarding the interpretation of government agency purposes, programs, and policies.
- Family Readiness Officer (FRO)/ Program Manager at MCAS Miramar
- Forum Operations Manager at Consero Group LLC
- Meetings and Registration Manager at Society of Nuclear Medicine
3 years, 6 months at this Job
- Bachelor of Arts - American Studies
9/12 – 7/13 Family Readiness Officer - NF- 0301-04
MCCS Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, North Carolina
• Special staff officer responsible for outreach, support and assistance to single and married Marines, and their families
• Worked with latitude to ensure overall program effectiveness and effective use of financial resources
• Represented the unit commander at meetings and forums
• Facilitated and coordinated resources to assist with family readiness issues and functions
• Conducted proactive outreach and used multi-faceted communication efforts to facilitate communication between the Command and families
• Ensured the program conformed to applicable guidance and regulations in the execution of the program and was ready to undergo the scrutiny of inspections and assessments
• Supervised program volunteers to include: assigning and distributing work, providing guidance, setting the work pace, demonstrating work methods, and ensuring work site materials and tools were available to complete work
• Developed and maintained a highly praised unit website
• Monitored and analyzed unit website usage - increasing unit website availability to 100% of families and actual participation by 600%
• Developed and provided resource training for families
• Planned, coordinated and executed administrative and logistical requirements for large social and educational events
• Monitored and maintained fund allocations and overall budget execution for the program, including developing annual cost estimates
- Family Readiness Officer at MCCS
- Program Analyst / Senior Research Analyst at Marine Corps Systems Command
- Private Academic Tutor at Tutoring for Success
- Hazardous Waste Specialist III at Orange County Health Care Agency
10 months at this Job
- BS - Biology
- Masters - 50% complete - Homeland Security
Camp Pendleton- Took care of families and Marines by giving classes, organizing events, and providing resources
- Deputy Family Readiness Officer at United States Marine
- Healthcare Aide at Best of Care
- Shift Manager and Cook at Wendy's
4 years, 3 months at this Job