August 28, 2015 --
After two faithful years of service to Marine Barracks
Washington, D.C., the Family Readiness Officer, Holly Lane, is leaving the
As the FRO, Lane was directly responsible for the Unit
Family Readiness Program, the mission being to assist Marines and their
families by keeping them well informed and well equipped to improve the quality
of their personal life, thus ensuring the Marines are mission ready. She is the
friendly face of the Barracks.
She organized and oversaw many events for the instillation.
She orchestrated Marine attendance at several White House visits such as the
annual Christmas tree lighting, Mother’s Day Brunch with the First Lady, and
the White House Trick or Treat. She also orchestrated several events at the
Barracks such as, “Screen on the Green”, the commanding officer’s monthly
farewell social and assisted with the Barracks’ Octoberfest. She also did
events such as parade snacks for the Marines of Alpha and Bravo Companies,
prior to the parades on Friday nights.
“Working with Holly was great,” said Master Sgt. Craig
Harris, the battalion operations chief. “She truly wanted the best for the Marines
of the Barracks and their families.”
Born in Arizona, Lane attended Arizona State University and
studied Political Science. She has worked as a White House staff assistant and
was a FRO for two years with the Air Combat Element of the 15th Marine
Expeditionary Force. She also worked on the Romney campaign in 2012 as a pre-event
Across the Marine Corps, Family Readiness Programs with
civilian directors, not in direct support of operational units, are being
replaced with active duty Marines due to downsizing and budget cuts, said Lane.
“I am excited this job is ending because it gives me an
opportunity to leave a job that I loved without quitting,” said Lane. “I am
really going to miss the Barracks.”
Lane plans on taking some time off between jobs traveling
throughout the country, taking a road trip to Arizona, flying to Hawaii and
finally spending a month in Australia. When she returns she plans to go back to
working on political campaigns.
Replacing Lane will be Master Sgt. Enrique Hernandez,
Headquarters and Service Company, and Gunnery Sgt. Alexandria Sales, United
States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps.
“Holly has been an asset to the Barracks helping Marines and
their families,” said Lt. Col. Justin Dunne.