Ombudsman are here to assist Navy families. Ombudsman act as a liaison between the command and families, and communicate information about command and community resources to families. Your questions, comments, complaints, concerns, etc. will all be held in the strictest confidence, within the guidelines defined in OPNAVINST 1750.1D – the Navy Family Ombudsman instruction.

I Am an Ombudsman
I am not a crutch.
But I can support you.
I am not a counselor.
But I know one.
I am not a taxi driver.
But I can steer you in the right direction.
I am not a rescuer.
But I can help save lives.
I am not a baby sitter.
But I can refer you to a caregiver.
I am not a gossiper.
But I am a great listener.
I am not an enabler.
But I can provide tools to empower you.
I am not a master of anything.
But I know many experts who understand your need.
I am not a Recreation or Health Specialist.
But I am concerned about your Morale, Welfare & Health.
I am not a busybody as I’ve been called.
But I am an Official Command Representative.
I am a Navy Family Ombudsman And I am of service to You
The Navy Family

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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

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.

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.

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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