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Soldier Family Readiness Groups (SFRG)

What is an SFRG?

A Soldier/Family Readiness Group is a command sponsored organization of family members, volunteers, soldiers, and civilian employees belonging to a unit, that together provide an avenue of mutual support and assistance and a network of communications among the family members, the chain of command, chain of concern, and community resources.

SFRG Regulations

REAL: Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders: This is a collaboration of efforts and best practices from SFRG Leaders, Family Readiness Support Assistants, Command Teams and Army Community Service throughout the Army, to include active duty, National Guard, and Reserve. Use it to guide you as a resource throughout your journey with the Army to ensure command teams, volunteers, FRSAs, Command Family Readiness Representatives (CFRRs) and Families have the right tools and resources readily available.

. ACS provides the following REAL-based trainings:

·         Soldier Family Readiness Group (SFRG) Leader Training- Designed to provide training for SFRG leaders, Commanders, Family Readiness Liaisons (FRL) regarding their roles and responsibilities, SFRG standard operating procedures, regulations, structure, recruiting, training, using community resources, organizing unit level readiness groups, managing, tracking and recording volunteer hours.


·         Key Contact Training - Designed to provide training in Key Contact duties, communicating with Family members, dispelling rumors, handling crisis calls, etc. It also shows Key Callers how they fit into a successful SFRG.


·         Fund Custodian Training - Designed for SFRG Leaders, Treasurers, Command representatives and anyone else who manages SFRG money. It covers the various funds available and details the types of purchases that can be made with each fund.


·         Command Family Readiness Representative (CFRR)  - Designed to provide training for SFRL and FRL who are appointed as Command representatives for the SFRG. SOP’s, SFRG structure, managing and tracking volunteers, community resources, regulations.


·         Care Team Training - Learn how to establish this team to prepare for trauma in the unit, whether it’s a family member or Soldier. Positions on a Care Team include home care, meal assistance, transportation, phone call support, and childcare assistance.

FRG Training classes are available monthly. Interested participants can register online under the class registration link or phone (915) 569-5500.

SFRG Trainings - Online Registration

All classes will be held in person in 2024.

SFRG Resources and Training Materials
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