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Family Readiness Support Assistants (FRSA). Revised Tasks. FRSAs. The FRSA contract updated to include support to deployed and non-deployed units. The FRSAs will report to the FRA. Authorization for five FRSAs. One for each MSC except the 426RT2. One additional FRSA for 32 nd BCT.

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  • The FRSA contract updated to include support to deployed and non-deployed units.
  • The FRSAs will report to the FRA.
  • Authorization for five FRSAs.
    • One for each MSC except the 426RT2.
    • One additional FRSA for 32nd BCT.
    • One additional FRSA for the 157 MEB and 724 EN.
goals for the frsa program
Goals for the FRSA Program
  • Standardization of tasks.
  • Better communication.
  • Safeguarding privacy act information.
  • Measureable standards of performance.
  • More support to the Command family readiness program.
upcoming changes
Upcoming Changes
  • More support to the units
    • Correspondence
    • Tracking and Reporting
    • Improved Communication
    • Unit Readiness
    • Phone Trees/Newsletters
    • Mentorship programs
support to family program office
Support to Family Program Office
  • Support SRP and SRC
    • Recruiting tool
      • Educate Soldiers about FRG.
      • Educate Soldiers how family members can get involved.
  • Support Family Program Conference.
  • Provide input on training for the Family Program Office.
  • Conduct Volunteer training.
frg snapshot
FRG Snapshot
  • Maintain Spreadsheet by MSC
    • FRG Statutory Positions
    • FRG Duty Appointment Letter
    • FRG Statutory Volunteer Agreements
    • MPOC for each Volunteer
    • Commander for each Volunteer
    • Volunteer Appointment date
    • Volunteer Orientation
    • Volunteer Training Date
track informal accounts
Track Informal Accounts
  • Requirements for unit’s with informal accounts.
    • Monthly status of funds to the Commander.
    • Annual spending plan.
    • Annual report to the first O6 in the chain of command.
      • Itemized list of deposits and expenditures.
      • Comparison of expenditures to spending plan.
  • FRG Volunteer Appointment Letter with MPOC
  • POC Duty Appointment Letter
  • Type Volunteer Agreement with CDR and Volunteer

(DD Form 2793)

  • Type and track termination of Volunteers on Volunteer Agreement
  • Type new family welcome letter for MSC with FRG Lead information
  • Type new volunteer welcome letter for FRG personnel
  • Type and track new letters for volunteers when there is a change of command
  • Maintain Unit Training Binders and Records
phone trees
Phone Trees
  • Run reports for phone tree.
  • Compare FMR data against fwd deployed roster for all units on Title 10 orders.
  • Contact Soldiers on the FWD Deployed alpha roster for FRG family data.
  • Provide phone tree data monthly.
  • Soldiers that processed through SRP/SRC will be up to date.
  • Verify rosters against alpha lists to ensure that FMR data integrity.
unit readiness
Unit Readiness
  • Review unit status monthly.
  • Provide status reports to MSC and distribute

to sub commands.

  • Provide course of action to attain 100%


  • Track training readiness.
  • Include training readiness course of action to

achieve 100%.

  • Attend MSC/BN Meetings to provide FRG status/FRSA Awareness
  • Communicate with volunteers via JSS E-Blast functions at least once a quarter
  • Contact FRG leaders monthly to address areas of concern, train, etc.
  • Ensure that each volunteer is registered in JSS
  • Assist volunteers with tracking volunteer hours in JSS
  • Communicate at a minimum of quarterly with MPOC/CDRs
  • On a rotating basis write a newsletter article for non-deployed unit.
  • Develop newsletter template with peer/distribute general newsletter monthly.
  • Develop unit specific newsletter data.
  • Develop standard template for deployed unit


meet mission requirements
Meet Mission Requirements
  • The mission of the FRSA
  • Maintain continuity and stability of the assigned units’ Family Readiness Groups as the units undergo changes in military members, volunteers, and leadership.
  • Vision: Developing resilient families: Strong
  • adaptable, independent Families, couples, and
  • individuals.
family readiness assistant
Family Readiness Assistant
  • The Family Readiness Assistant, Deb Benz, is working to develop a mentorship and outreach program with the RSP units.
  • We hope to reach out to families, as soon as a Soldier joins the Guard.
  • Our intent is to use this as an opportunity to recruit new volunteers.
frg summary of duties
FRG Summary of duties
  • FRG Recruitment
    • Welcome Letter to all new unit affiliates to Soldier’s family.
      • Letter well explain FRG to family and provide contact for the unit FRG Leader
  • FRG Development – Ideally attend training within 90 days.
    • Maintain volunteer records
      • Volunteer/MPOC appointment letter (one letter)
      • DD Form 2793 Volunteer Agreement form (Statutory)
        • Volunteer Agreements should be signed and accepted by the Commander, the Commander states what tasks the volunteer is authorized to conduct. Sign termination at end of volunteer service
  • FRG Management
    • Maintain spreadsheet with volunteer name, unit, UIC, position, military point of contact, and Commander.
    • Track training status, Vol Agreement, and Appointment letter