Soldier and Family Readiness Specialists

The Kansas National Guard Soldier and Family Readiness (SFR) Program promotes understanding between Guardsmen, their support network and their National Guard Leadership. This program will encourage family partnerships within the unit, foster a sense of well-being, build self-reliance and strengthen the sense of community with shared benefits and responsibilities.

Soldier and Family Readiness Groups (SFRGs) are a Commander’s program and an official extension of the Command.  The Commanders will utilize appointed SFRG Volunteers as a conduit for information, referral and support during the deployment cycle.


Enhance Military effectiveness through a coordination of programs and services that assist Service members and Family members before, during, and after deployment. To build Soldier and Family self-reliance through training and resource awareness.


If you are looking for Resources or are in need of individual assistance our Readiness Specialists are located across the state. For assistance, reach out to the Soldier and Family Readiness Specialist closest to you:

  • Topeka: Terri Twombly or Kenton Sallee
  • Fort Leavenworth/KC Metro: John Burns or Amy Woodbury
  • Southeast Kansas: Kayla Guilfoyle
  • Wichita: Jennifer Villarreal
  • Salina/Western Kansas: Kathy Vail