A family readiness officer since August 2011, Andrea Tatayon looks forward to helping the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines and their families, just as she's helped so many others. As former Director of the Marine Corps Relief Society in Okinawa, Japan, the five and a half years she spent working with resources and referrals overseas has well prepared her for her position here at MCAGCC.
But her time spent in Okinawa wasn't all work. She accomplished a major personal goal when she hiked Mt. Fuji, and she'll never forget the breathtaking view from above the clouds. Through this, Andrea understands and advocates the importance of setting your own goals. She hopes to help others achieve theirs, whether they be personal, financial or educational, while dealing with the everyday stresses of military life. "I hope to educate my spouses on the different types of resources that are available, so that they can better utilize them to become more resilient." She's even established a Facebook page as a modern way to connect with as many in her unit as possible.
After years of island living (Hawaii was her base prior to Japan), Andrea is happy to be inland here in Twentynine Palms. Both she and her Marine husband of 12 years, their four girls and the family dog all love the warm weather and equally warm community.