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9th Marine Corps District


9th Marine Corps District

Midwest Marines

Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois

Family Readiness Officer (FRO)

L.I.N.K.S and Life Skills Trainer 

Wesley Shropshire

(847) 887-8320, (816) 547-8064


    The Family Readiness Program serves as the primary communication link between the command and families of Midwest Marines. The District FRO works in conjunction with Deputy FROs at each Recruiting Station to provide information and support to Marines and families across the Midwest to enhance personal readiness and quality of life. 

    L.I.N.K.S. stands for Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills. It is a volunteer, team-mentoring program designed by spouses for spouses. The program offers orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle, helping new spouses adapt to the unique challenges of military life. The LifeSkills Program offers an array of classes and workshops to encourage personal growth and strengthen the Marine and family for continual readiness.