OPNAVINST 1754.5B – NAVY POLICY ON FAMILY READINESS GROUPS

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NAVADMIN 116/11 

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SUBJ/OPNAVINST 1754.5B - NAVY POLICY ON FAMILY READINESS GROUPS//



REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 1754.5B//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/31MAR2011//
NARR/REF A IS FAMILY READINESS GROUP POLICY GUIDANCE.  REF B IS THE 
FAMILY READINESS GROUP HANDBOOK//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE REVISED FAMILY 
READINESS GROUP (FRG) INSTRUCTION (REF A) AND HANDBOOK (REF B) THAT 
ESTABLISH POLICY, PROCEDURES AND EXECUTION GUIDANCE FOR FRGS.  THE 
CHANGES TO THE INSTRUCTION ARE A RESULT OF FEEDBACK FROM FLEET AND 
SPOUSE FOCUS GROUPS AND CLARIFY GUIDANCE ON ROLES AND 
RESPONSIBILITIES RELATING TO FRGS INCLUDING THE DUTIES OF 
COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OMBUDSMEN.  THE INSTRUCTION IS A COMPLETE 
REVISION AND SHOULD BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.     

2.  FRGS ARE A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF THE MILITARY SUPPORT SERVICE 
NETWORK.  CONSISTING OF FAMILY MEMBERS, SAILORS, AND CIVILIANS 
CONNECTED TO THE COMMAND, THEY ARE DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE 
RESILIENCY OF SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHILE MITIGATING THE 
STRESSES OF DEPLOYMENT.  FRGS PLAN AND CONDUCT INFORMATIONAL AND 
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE FAMILY PREPAREDNESS AND COMMAND 
MISSION READINESS.

3.  THE MAJOR CHANGE IN REF A INCLUDES THE ADDITION OF THE FRG 
HANDBOOK THAT PROVIDES INFORMATION AND IDEAS FOR ESTABLISHING AND 
MAINTAINING SUCCESSFUL FRGS.  THE FRG HANDBOOK CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT 
HTTP://WWW.CNIC.NAVY.MIL/NAVYCNI/GROUPS/PUBLIC/@HQ/@FFR/DOCUMENTS/
DOCUMENT/CNICP_A197800.PDF.  THE FRG INSTRUCTION CAN BE DOWNLOADED 
AT HTTP://DONI.DAPS.DLA.MIL/DIRECTIVES/01000%20MILITARY%20PERSONNEL
%20SUPPORT/01-700%20MORALE,%20COMMUNITY%20AND%20RELIGIOUS%20SERVICES
/1754.5B.PDF.

4.  SPECIFICALLY THE REVISION INCLUDES:
    A.  STRUCTURE, DEFINITION AND PURPOSE OF AN FRG, INCLUDING 
INFORMATION ON OFFICERS AND MEMBERSHIP.
    B.  SAMPLE BY-LAWS.
    C.  INFORMATION TO ASSIST COMMANDS AND FRGS IN ESTABLISHING 
APPROPRIATE SUPPORT.
    D.  GUIDANCE ON THE USE OF THE COMMAND NAME IN THE FRG NAME.
    E.  GUIDANCE ON FUNDRAISING AS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION.

5.  EACH COMMANDING OFFICER SHALL REVIEW AND REVISE THEIR COMMAND'S 
PROGRAM WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THIS NAVADMIN. 

6.  POINT OF CONTACTS:  MS. BETTY TALLEY, PERSONAL AND FAMILY 
READINESS, N135F, (901) 874-4299 OR EMAIL AT 
BETTY.TALLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL, OR MS. SHAUNA TURNER, PROGRAM MANAGER WORK 
AND FAMILY LIFE, CNIC, (202) 433-4592 OR EMAIL AT 
SHAUNA.TURNER(AT)NAVY.MIL. 

7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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