Aloha friends and family of the mighty USS Chung-Hoon!
I am your command ombudsman.
An ombudsman is a volunteer position designated by the command to serve as a communication link between the commanding officer and command family members, as well as your go to person for information and referrals. I am available if the ship is pier side or underway and send receive and receive communications between the CO, XO and CMC and our families. I am your advocate ready to support, assist, and guide you with the Navy family resources available to you. I also follow the guidelines of confidentiality as required by the Navy Family Ombudsman Program.
One of my essential responsibilities to the USS Chung-Hoon and our families is to maintain good contact information for our families, particularly when the ship is deployed or underway. This enables me to act as disaster coordinator in the event of an emergency (typhoon, hurricane, tsunami, etc.) and work with the command to ensure everyone is accounted for. I appreciate your support and understanding and request that you please call or email me your plans and contact information if you leave the islands for an extended period of time, while the ship is deployed.
Here is a little about me. I have been with my sailor and the ins and outs of Navy life for almost 20 years. We have been stationed in Hawaii since 2006 and are living life aloha style. Kids, many moves, and several deployments later, I have had both the opportunity and challenge to embrace many hats. Like many of you, I cherish and appreciate the moments with my sailor when he is here. I also give myself permission to miss him and keep moving forward when duty calls, he is working long hours, or out to sea. And, I get both giddy and anxious with anticipation when a return is close. I am sincerely looking forward to providing support that you might need during your time at the command.
You may contact me through phone or e-mail. I am available 24 hours a day for emergencies. Contact information is included below. Please note, the Care line is a recorded message and provides information only. It is not set up to receive messages. The best way to get a hold of me is to email or call the mobile number. I check both periodically throughout the day. Many thanks for all you do to support our crew and I look forward to meeting you.
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USS Chung-Hoon (DDG93) OMBUDSMAN
Phone hours for non-emergencies: 8am -8pm