R 051438Z APR 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/APR//
SUBJ/MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD//
AMPN/REF A is OPNAVINST 1750.1G, THE NAVY FAMILY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of
the Year Award nomination/selection process, and presentation requirements
for Calendar Year 2016.
2. This award was inspired by Mrs. Sybil Stockdale who set an unflagging
example for her support to families of other POWs during the seven year
internment in Southeast Asia of her husband, Vice Admiral James Bond
Stockdale. The Ombudsman of the Year Award is presented to four ombudsmen
who have served their command and Navy families with selfless dedication and
commitment to family readiness in the following categories:
a. Afloat command (Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
b. Afloat command (Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Command
c. Ashore command
d. Reserve command
3. Criteria for Ombudsman of the Year:
a. Must have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate between
the Navy family and the command.
b. Must have maintained the highest standards of professionalism and
confidentiality while providing a positive example for command members and
c. Must have facilitated and promoted a healthy sense of community among
command families by assisting and supporting Navy families to include
emergencies, mobilization, or deployment.
d. Must have demonstrated consistent compliance with training and
required reports in accordance with reference (a).
4. Eligibility requirements for Ombudsman of the Year:
a. Award nominees must be registered in the Ombudsman Registry,
https://ombudsmanregistry.org, and have distinguished themselves in
supporting Navy families.
b. Must have served as an Ombudsman in good standing for at least one
year and embody the core values of the Ombudsman Program.
5. The nomination package for the Ombudsman of the Year award shall consist
a. Cover Letter
b. Summary of action, not to exceed two pages, addressing each of the
criterion set forth in paragraph 3.
c. Short biography of the nominee with photo included.
d. Letter of support from the Fleet and Family Support Center Director
or Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) validating Involvement in Ombudsman
Assemblies and Advanced Training.
e. Additional supporting information (e.g., a letter of support for
nomination from former Commanding Officers, Command Point of Contact, or
Command Support Team; letters of appreciation presented by Commanding
Officers or family members).
6. Nomination process:
a. COMUSFLTFORCOM Ombudsman of the Year. COMUSFLTFORCOM will nominate
an Ombudsman from all deployable forces within Atlantic Fleet.
b. COMPACFLT Ombudsman of the Year. COMPACFLT will nominate an
Ombudsman from all deployable forces within the Pacific Fleet.
c. Navy Reserve Force Ombudsman of the Year. Commander, Navy Reserve
Force Command (COMNAVRESFOR) will nominate an Ombudsman from all Navy Reserve
Units and NOSCs.
d. Navy Shore Ombudsman of the Year. The Office of the Chief of Naval
Operations (OPNAV) will nominate a shore (type 1 and type 6) Ombudsman from
the following: OPNAV direct report naval shore activities; COMUSFLTFORCOM;
COMPACFLT; U.S. Naval Forces Europe; U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and Deputy
Chief of Naval Operations, Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (N1).
7. Deadline: Nomination packages shall be submitted to the appropriate
organization, via the chain of command, not later than
31 May 2016.
8. Recommendations for the four award winners will be forwarded to the Chief
of Naval Operations (CNO) for endorsement as the final approving authority
for the award. The award recipients will be announced via NAVADMIN.
9. CNO or his designated representative will present the award in September
during an Ombudsman Appreciation event in Norfolk, VA.
10. Additional information about the award process and procedures is located
11. POC is Ms. Renee Harris, CNIC Ombudsman Program Manager, at
(202)433-3165 or via email at renee.c.harris(at)navy.mil.
12. Released by Vice Admiral R. L. Thomas, Director Navy Staff.//