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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