The Role of the Ombudsman:

  • The ombudsman is the link between the command and the Navy families. The ombudsman is the primary point of contact between the families at home and the deployed command.
  • The ombudsman is a source of information and referral, to keep the families informed and to assist the families when needed.
  • The ombudsman program may include confidential information. This is defined by the Commodore as sensitive information about a service member or his/her family that is kept within the system for official use only and is relayed only on a need-to-know basis. You can put your trust in your Ombudsman!
    To contact the COMDESRON FIFTEEN Ombudsman, send an email to:
    Important Telephone Numbers:
    From the US, dial
    011-81-46-816-XXXX for all "243" phone numbers
    011-81-46-896-XXXX for all "241" phone numbers

    COMDESRON FIFTEEN Administrative Office: 243-9091
    Phone numbers and points of contact for Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan
    Direct calls from the United States should use the following format (where "xxxx" is the four digits of the phone number listed):
    Yokosuka - 011-81-46-816-XXXX
    DSN prefix for Yokosuka, Japan is 315-243-xxxx 


    Phone Numbers

    Base Operator (Yokosuka, Naval Base)

    DSN:  315-243-1911

    Comm:  011-81-46-816-1911



    Community Bank

    4585 / 4586

    Navy Federal Credit Union

    4622 / 3333 / 4734

    USA Federal Credit Union

    4232 / 4346

    Bus/Ground Transportation information


    Employment, Human resources


    Employment, HRO Job Line


    Employment, Navy Exchange


    Employment, MWR


    Family Assistance Support Team, all ships

    5840 / 7217

    Family Service Center

    6716 / 6717 / 7148 / 7664

    Hospital TRICARE desk


    Housing Welcome Center

    8846 / 8847



    Navy Campus


    Navy Lodge

    6708 or 1-800-NAVY-INN

    Personal Property 

    5426 (inbound) / 7061 (outbound)

    School, High

    7392 / 7392

    School, Elementary and Middle

    7336 / 7337 / 7329 


    7490 / 5291 Fax: 7492 

    COMDESRON FIFTEEN Medical Department is the Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) to Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC's) aboard the other ships that are part of the Destroyer Squadron.

    COMDESRON FIFTEEN Medical Department consists of:
    LT - Physician Supervisor
    HMCS - IDC Program Manager

    Contact Info
    o COMDESRON FIFTEEN Attn: Medical Department PSC 473 Box 108 FPO AP 96349-0108
    Contact Info
    o COMDESRON FIFTEEN Attn: Chaplain PSC 473 Box 108 FPO AP 96349-0108 (Commercial) 011-81-46-816-9094 or (DSN) 315-243-9094
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. 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

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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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