MARFORSOUTH Family Readiness

Message from the FRO


On behalf of Lieutenant General David G. Bellon, I would like to welcome you and your family to the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South family.  My name is Staff Sergeant Jeanclaude, and I am your Deployment Readiness Coordinator (formerly known as the Family Readiness Officer).  As your Deployment Readiness Coordinator, I am prepared to assist you and your family in all areas of information, resources, morale, and readiness during your tour with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South.  The Miami area is an exciting place, full of unique opportunities that are much different than the traditional lifestyle associated with being stationed aboard a military installation.

As a father, I understand the challenges associated with the military lifestyle.  Whether you are preparing or just completed your recent PCS – I want you to remain confident in knowing that the command, your sponsor, and I will do what it takes to make your transition period less stressful.  There are many support organizations and agencies in the area that are prepared to support our military service members and families.  We are here, please let us assist you.  Since U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South is co-located with SOUTHCOM’s on U.S. Army Garrison-Miami, all Army resources are available to our Families.      

In addition, please let me know if you are interested in volunteering your time to support our Family Readiness Programs. The success of our program is centered on our volunteers. We are always looking for energetic volunteers to assist during a family event or help in strengthening our program in anyway.  

For more information on any of our programs, resource opportunities, or upcoming family events, please do not hesitate to contact me at the information listed below. 

In closing, we are thrilled to have you as part of the MARFORSOUTH family and look forward to meeting you and/or your family at our next family event.


Family Readiness Officer
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, South 
Office: 305-437-0780