Long Island Sound (Long Island Side)
Margaret (Maggie) Smith 609-408-7944
The precursor to the Ombudsman program, the Coast Guard Command Family Representatives
Program, was established in 1986. Like its precursor, the Ombudsman program serves as a link
between Coast Guard units and families. Ombudsmen assist units and families by providing information about family services, sources of assistance, Coast Guard and unit policies, activities of interest to family members, family benefits, and other information to minimize disruptionrelated to relocation and deployments. The program is not intended to provide counselors to Coast Guard families, but rather to provide a liaison between the Commanding Officer (CO) and/or Officer-in-Charge (OINC) and families.
Additional duties and responsibilities of the Ombudsman can found in COMDTINST 1750.4D