Service Member and Family Support Center (SMFSC)

Service Member and Family Support Center (SMFSC) are operated regionally throughout North Dakota.  They are here to provide support and assistance to Service Members and their Families by offering information about military, federal, state, and local resources. Soldier & Family Readiness is a key factor in the unit readiness. We provide proactive education, assistance and support to Soldier & Family Readiness Groups (SFRG).

Our services include:

- ID Cards and DEERS Enrollment
- Finance
- Legal
- Crisis Intervention
- Emergency Service Member & Family Support Center (ESMFSC)
- Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
- Community Information & Outreach Services                                                                                          - Soldier & Family Readiness
- Emergency Financial Assistance


Family Readiness

Family Readiness is the state of preparedness of Service Members and their Families through proactive education and support programs that promote self-reliance and enhanced individual and Family wellbeing in peace and wartime.
Family Readiness is a key factor in the unit readiness, Service Member and Family morale, recruitment and retention of Service Members and Families, and ultimately in the successful achievement of military operations.

What is a Soldier & Family Readiness Group?

The Soldier & Family Readiness Group (SFRG) is a command sponsored organization of all Soldiers (married and single), volunteers and their Families (immediate and extended) that together provide mutual support and assistance and a network of communications among the Family members, the chain of command, and community resources.

What are the benefits?

Families may face many hardships due to long separations for schools, training, and deployments. During these separations, Families need support and resources. An SFRG is a fundamental part in making sure you have the support and resources you need to keep focused, healthy and prepared.


Who can become involved in a Soldier & Family Readiness Group?

All Family Members can be SFRG members, spouses, parents, children, extended Family, friends and even employers. 

Where can I find more information about my SFRG?

Visit with to your Service Member’s Commander, Readiness NCO or one of our Soldier & Family Readiness Specialists.



Service Member & Family Support Service Center
RJB Armory, 4200 Miriam Ave
Hours 7:00am - 4:00pm

Shyla Wesson, Lead Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist, (701) 333-3824 or e-mail
Suzanne Richards, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist, (701) 333-3808 or e-mail
David Kenney, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist, (701) 333-3807 or e-mail

Toll Free: 800-242-4940



Service Member & Family Support Service Center

Armed Forces Reserve Center
3920 31st ST N Suite A
Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm

Amy Sleath, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist (701) 451-6018 or e-mail

MacKenzie Mackner, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist (701) 451-6018 or e-mail

Toll Free: 800-460-1407


Grand Forks

Grand Forks Armory
1501 48th Street South 
Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm

Katrina Fessler, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist, (701) 792-4568 or e-mail  

Devils Lake

Camp Grafton Training Center
Building 6400 Room 113
4417 Highway 20 
Devils Lake, ND 58301-8500
Hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Derrick Childs, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist, (701) 665-7896 or e-mail



Armed Forces Reserve Center
3420 2nd Street NE Suite 2
Hours 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Gary Siewert, Soldier & Family Readiness Specialist, (701) 420-5861 or e-mail