The Unit, Personal, and Family Readiness Program (UPFRP) is a unit centric program, guided by the Family Readiness Command Team that reinforces the relationship between the unit and the services relevant to the unit, the unit members, and their families. The primary goal of UPFRP is to empower Marines and family members, providing them the opportunities to not just survive but to thrive while taking on the challenges of the military lifestyle. The program is supported by Deployment Readiness Coordinators (DRC) or Uniformed Readiness Coordinators (URC) who implement the Commander's family readiness vision, manage the tenets of the UPFRP, and assist unit Marines, Sailors and families maintain a constant state of family readiness.
Unit, Personal and Family Readiness Programs (UPFRP) are guided by the unit's Family Readiness Command Team, consisting of the Commanding Officer and/or the Commanding General, the Executive Officer and/or the Chief of Staff, the Sergeant Major and/or Senior Enlisted Advisor, the Chaplain, the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) or Uniformed Readiness Coordinator(s) (URC), the Single Marine Representative, and a Family Readiness Advisor(s).Every unit has either a full-time civilian DRC or a unit Marine (URC) supporting the UPFRP.
The local Marine Corps Family Team Building office provides standardized training to all Command Team members and the UPFRP volunteers to ensure consistency and continuity across all Marine Corps UPFRPs. Marines and Sailors are required to check-in with the DRC/URC when they arrive at a new unit. Once a new unit member has provided accurate contact information and authorization to communicate, the family members will begin receiving communication from the command. Family members are encouraged to meet the DRC/URC to learn more about the unit and the services available.