An ombudsman is a person, usually a spouse of a service member, who
voluntarily serves as the liaison between the unit and the families of
members assigned to the unit. In the case of JUNIPER, Mrs. Amanda
McCaskill serves as the unit ombudsman, and is always available to help crew
members and their families, especially when JUNIPER is underway. She
has received standardized training to help out spouses and families with
common issues that may affect dependents of Coast Guard men and women.
Mrs. McCaskill is the wife of JUNIPER's Command Chief, MKC Michael McCaskill. To contact JUNIPER's ombudsman please call CGC JUNIPER at (401) 841-6953.
Although JUNIPER only needs one ombudsman, Mrs. McCaskill will need a replacement when her family relocates with MKC McCaskill during the summer of 2014. If a crew member's spouse is interested in becoming JUNIPER's ombudsman please read the information below, and follow up with an email to the Webmaster (LTJG Emily Young), or contact the ship directly. We greatly appreciate your assistance.