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R 011532Z AUG 14
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG//
SUBJ/2014 OMBUDSMAN APPRECIATION DAY//
RMKS/1. 14 September 2014 is a day set aside for Navy personnel and families
to show appreciation to command ombudsmen for their dedicated service to the
fleet, fighter, and family. This practice goes back to the inception of the
program in 1970, when ADM Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., introduced the Navy Family
Command Ombudsman Program via Z-Gram 24.
2. The contribution ombudsmen make to the success of the command mission is
immeasurable. Their efforts in supporting Navy families enable Sailors and
commands to focus on mission requirements all while knowing families have a
trained and reliable resource to provide support on the home front.
3. Ombudsmen, your diligence and steadfast commitment is unmatched. On behalf
of Navy families, thank you for your service!
4. Navy team, please take the opportunity to express well deserved
appreciation and gratitude to these selfless volunteers who are so important
to the success of our Navy. Additional information about the Ombudsman
Program is available at www.ffsp.navy.mil.
5. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff//