COMMAND OMBUDSMAN

Hello, COMPHIBRON FIVE families!
It is such an honor to be of service to you.

I serve as a point of contact and source of information between the Command and families, particularly during deployments, and I provide "quality-of-life" information and referral for families, among other things.

The Ombudsman's Code of Ethics guarantees professionalism and confidentiality within the program's guidelines.

Every question or issue you may have is important, no matter how big or small. Please do not hesitate to contact me either by e-mail at cpr5ombudsman@gmail.com. I may also be reached for non-emergencies from 9am - 5pm at (619) 606-0782. After hours, please call the CPR5 Staff Duty Officer at (619) 888-0957

I am available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I look forward to supporting you in any way I can.
Thank you.

Sincerely,

Your CPR5 Ombudsman

Family
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is an Ombudsman?
Every Command has an Ombudsman who is a spouse of a sailor at the Command. The Ombudsman serves as the liaison between the command and the families. The Ombudsman is the point of contact for the families. He or she can assist families with navigating through Navy life through resources and information.

How can an Ombudsman help me?
Navy Family Ombudsmen are key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. Ombudsmen maintain current resource files with information on military and civilian community agencies that can help families solve a variety of problems, and successfully meet the challenges they face before, during, and after deployments. In addition to providing referral information, Ombudsmen can facilitate communication between the Command and family members. Ombudsmen may publish or contribute to command newsletters or maintain care lines, which have recorded messages with information for command families that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Ombudsmen can also assist families in contacting the Command for a variety of reasons.

What is the role of the COMNAVSURFPAC Force Ombudsman?
The Force Ombudsman provides oversight and guidance for all the Surface Ship's Ombudsmen in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. You can contact the Surface Forces Ombudsman at (619) 301-6983 or send an email to surfaceombudsman@gmail.com

What is an IA assignment or tour?
An IA is an Individual Augmentee. A Sailor may receive orders to go IA and this means that he or she will deploy as an Individual, not with their command. Sometimes an IA will deploy and be stationed with another branch of the Military. http://www.ia.navy.mil/

What is NFAAS?
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. This is how the Navy will track your family and assess your needs during an emergency. https://www.navyfamily.navy.mil

How can I find out more about medical, dental or Navy family resources?
Contact your Command Ombudsman. He or she will guide you to your resources.

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