When you have a question or a problem and aren't sure where to turn, contact our ombudsman. The ombudsman is a spouse of one of the command's active duty members. Ombudsman are volunteers personally selected by the commanding officer. Being an ombudsman takes dedication, patience, and a desire to help. As official representatives, our ombudsman play a vital role in establishing good communications between the command and the family members assigned to USS Emory S. Land. Ombudsman are the tool for passing along information, such as the ship's schedule, deployment program information, messages sent from the ship when deployed, resources available in the civilian or military community, and an understanding of the military lifestyle.
Ombudsmen also help to provide comfort and support to the command's family members. They provide information, problem-solving abilities, friendship, and a helping hand.
The ombudsman is not a mediator and does not get involved in chain-of-command matters. Rather, the ombudsman can quickly direct you to the right resource to provide help with your particular concern. They handle problems ranging from minor to very serious.
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