Ombudsman serves as an advocate for Benfold family members. By using their
knowledge of the Navy and the Benfold command, they can help access the
appropriate level of chain of command for intervention and for the forwarding
of appropriate requests/grievances while exercising confidentiality. Provide
information and outreach to Benfold family members. Communicate regularly with
our Benfold families. Serve as Information and Referral specialists, referring
Benfold families in need to community organizations and military offices such
as; Family Service Centers, Chaplain's Office, Medical Treatment Facilities,
Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society, American Red Cross and legal assistance
offices to name a few. Most importantly, our Ombudsmen provide support to individual
Benfold family members including referring them to professionals for
counseling. Ombudsmen are prohibited from counseling, making decisions for the
command, or serving as organizers for social functions. Ombudsmen do not exist
to solve problems, but are trained to point you in the right direction to get
the help you need and deserve. If you are a spouse or family member of a USS
BENFOLD Sailor and need assistance, you may contact the Command Ombudsman at:
Cell: 080 9899 1239
Readiness Group Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you new to the Benfold or have you
is important if you have a change of address, phone number or email address,
even if temporary, that you contact your Benfold Ombudsman. If the Ombudsman
does not have the correct information they may be unable to contact you with
command information. If you are new to the Benfold be sure to contact your
is an Ombudsman?
of Contact Command's Liaison with Family
Most Important Source of Accurate Information About the Command
of these are things an Ombudsman does - in order to help the families of the
command. Everyday, on a confidential basis. What can the Command Family
Ombudsman program mean for you and your family? Read on.
Ombudsman is a spouse or family member from the command who is appointed by the
Commanding Officer and who volunteers his or her time and energy to assist the
command and its families.
Point of Contact
Ombudsman serves the Commanding Officer as the direct liaison between the
command and its families. Questions, concerns and ideas can all flow through
the Ombudsman to the command and back again. Command information can be found
by calling or emailing the Ombudsman.
Ombudsman can help you make some events easier. Arming yourself with
information and/or a point of contact your Ombudsman has given you can make
things run more smoothly.
= Knowledge and Knowledge = Power.
Ombudsman can give you information that enables you to solve your problems.
(Please note that the Ombudsman does not solve problems for you but points you
in the right direction and/or provides you with the information or referral you
Ombudsman can, and will, encourage you to be the very best person you can be.
is the most often worn hat for any Ombudsman. We have, or can get, information
on a multitude of things. If you don't know the answer - ask! The answer may be
just a telephone call away.
Your Most Important Source of Accurate
just heard a rumor." Remember that a rumor is just that - a rumor! If
someone tells you something that doesn't sound quite right, don't be afraid to
check it out with the Ombudsman. The Commanding Officer works very hard to
ensure that the USS Benfold's Ombudsman has accurate and up to date information
to share with the families of the command.