Army Announces it will Reboot Family Readiness Groups to Installation Commander’s Program
The Army is rebooting its Family Readiness Groups (FRG) to shift “from a spouse group or spouse program to a commander’s program for soldier and family readiness,” MilitaryTimes.com reported Tuesday.
The shift, announced by Army family programs branch chief Col. Steve Lewis at the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) annual meeting, will allow commanders to shape the group into what their soldiers and families need, according to the report.
In April former Army Secretary Mark Esper issued a directive changing the name of the FRG to soldier and family readiness group, easing some of the reporting restrictions and requirements of these groups. The groups were created after the first Gulf War when leaders and families called for more structure in family support.