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(Left to Right) Jess Leigh, Jessica Lynn Anderson,

Hali Hatting, Keri Leach, Rebecca Kennemore, Gina Swaim,
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Ombudsmen

The Ombudsman is a volunteer, appointed by the commanding officer, to serve as an information link between command leadership and Navy families. Ombudsmen are trained to disseminate information both up and down the chain of command, including official Department of the Navy and command information, command climate issues, local quality of life (QOL) improvement opportunities, and “good deals” around the community.

They also provide resource referrals when needed. They are instrumental in resolving family issues before the issues require extensive command attention. The command ombudsman is appointed by and works under the guidance of the commanding officer who determines the priorities of the program, the roles and relationships of those involved in it, and the type and level of support it will receive.

Upcoming events are publicized in the Ombudsman Facebook Group to join the Ombudsman Facebook Group, please follow the instructions located here:

For more information about our Ombudsman, join their Facebook group page. You can be added to their page by visiting Simply follow the instructions in the “About” section.