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USS Frank Cable Ombudsman Team

Email: USSFrankCableOMB@gmail.com

The Ombudsman

"This is our special duty, that if anyone specially needs our help, we should give such help to the utmost of our power." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

What is an Ombudsman?

An Ombudsman is a highly trained volunteer able to offer support and guidance to command families and acts as an official liaison between the command and the command families.

History of the Ombudsman

The conceptual roots of the ombudsman program are found in nineteenth century Scandinavia, when the ombudsman program was established to allow ordinary citizens access to express their concerns to high government officials. The ombudsman was the liaison or "go-between", acting as a troubleshooter, advocate, intercessor, and interpreter.In 1970, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Zumwalt, modified and adapted the Ombudsman program through Z-gram 24, in response to, and in recognition of U.S. Navy families and their needs.

From Your AS-40 Ombudsman Team...

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our mission. Your Ombudsman team members are volunteer spouses of sailors stationed aboard the USS Frank Cable AS-40 and appointed by our Captain. We are trained under OPNAV Instruction 1750.1G. Our Mission is to provide clear communication between family members and our Command, relay Command information to family members in a timely and professional manner, and, most importantly, support family members needs in order to insure the success of the USS Frank Cable.

We welcome and will respond to all calls.

"I praise you when you regard the trouble of your friend as your own." - Plautus