NAVY FAMILY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM

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NAVADMIN 101/09
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N00//APR// 
SUBJ/NAVY FAMILY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM// 


REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/30MAR07// 
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1750.1F, NAVY FAMILY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM// 
POC/MS. CHRISTINE DEGRAW/CIV/CNIC/LOC: WASHINGTON DC/
TEL: 202-433-3162/DNS: 288-3162/EMAIL: CHRISTINE.DEGRAW(AT)NAVY.MIL// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES A CHANGE TO REF A. 
2.  ADDED IN REF A, PAGE 2, SECTION 4, EVERY COMMAND, AFLOAT AND ASHORE 
IS REQUIRED TO APPOINT AN OMBUDSMAN.  FLEET, FORCE, AND REGIONAL 
COMMANDERS SHOULD APPOINT OMBUDSMEN FOR THEIR STAFF.  APPOINTED 
OMBUDSMEN MAY SERVE IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY TO THE COMMANDER ON MATTERS 
AFFECTING SERVICE MEMBERS AND FAMILIES WITHIN THEIR AREA OF COMMAND 
RESPONSIBILITY.  THIS IS FOR REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY.  FLEET, FORCE, 
AND REGIONAL OMBUDSMEN MAY TAKE A MENTORING ROLE TO FELLOW OMBUDSMEN AS 
DESIRED BY THE COMMANDER.  THERE IS NO HIERARCHY WITHIN THE OMBUDSMAN 
PROGRAM AND THERE ARE NO PRESCRIBED SUPERVISORY ROLES OVER OTHER 
OMBUDSMEN.  SUPERVISION OF OMBUDSMEN IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE 
COMMANDER/COMMANDING OFFICER.
3.  THE LOCAL OMBUDSMAN ASSEMBLY IS ESTABLISHED BY THE SPONSORING 
COMMAND AND IS THE VEHICLE TO SUPPORT OMBUDSMEN.  OMBUDSMAN ASSEMBLIES 
FUNCTION ONLY UNDER THE SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE OF THE SPONSORING 
COMMAND. 
4.  RELEASED BY ADMIRAL G. ROUGHEAD, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.//
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