RICHMOND, Va. - Leaders representing subordinate units from across the Army Reserve's 80th Training Command met here to participate in three days of Chain of Command training facilitated by the 80th TC's Family Programs office.
COC training is designed to teach each unit's command team how to implement and oversee a Family Readiness Group.
"Every little piece…about running an FRG is taught here," said LeeAnne Quashie, the 416th Theater Engineer Command's FRP coordinator who taught a master resiliency class on day two of the COC training. "At the end…you should know how set up a sanctioned FRG, how to run your finances for your FRG, how to recruit volunteers, and how to conduct FRG meetings. In other words, FRG 101."
On day three of the training, the leaders wrote their organizations' FRG plans with guidance from 80th TC Family Programs office staff members.
Representatives of Community partners that included, Child, Youth and School Services, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as well the 80th TC's Suicide Prevention and Sexual Harassment and Assault prevention program offices were available as points of contact for resources available to the leaders.
Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Darlington, the 80th Training Command senior noncommissioned officer, addressed the leaders on the first day of the event and said events like the COC training feeds directly into readiness and Soldier resiliency.
"If we can do better with family programs we're gonna help our Soldiers and our families be more resilient," Darlington said. "Without the support of the families we can't succeed as an Army Reserve."