Camp Lejeune, N.C.- One of the efforts announced recently by the US Marine Corps Commandant, General James T. Conway?has been the call for increased family readiness in the Marine Corps Family Readiness program.
He first advocated a large budget increase from $5 million dollars to $60 million dollars starting in October 2006. Since that time, Commandant Conway has continued to advocate and support the increase of family readiness and expansion of programs.
General Conway sees the improvements in support of US Marine Corps Families as a direct force multiplier, one that supports and gives resources to the Marine Corps Families, but also gives support to the soldiers and US Marines by providing for the Servicemember families.
It reduces stress, and provides a cohesive directed support plan that assists in keeping soldiers at full military readiness, and morale and force cohesion high. Children, spouses, even the parents of US Marines can rely on the new and improved programs that are being established as part of the US Marine Corps Family Readiness program.
The US Marine 2nd Logistics group currently leads the way in the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in providing for Marine Corps Families.
?We want to ensure single Marine and Marine Family programs are at full support, allowing for the fulfillment of promises our Servicemembers have made to their families,? says General Conway.