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  • Amanda Murray, 2015 Ombudsman of the Year
  • The Ombudsman Program celebrates its 30th anniversary at the MCPOCG's home
  • Celebrating Ombudsman Appreciation Day: Ombudsman of USCGC SYCAMORE
  • D17 Ombudsmen with the Commandant
  • D17 Ombudsmen
  • Annie Leighton (second from left), Ombudsman of the Year 2014
  • Casey Van Huysen, Ombudsman of the Year 2012
  • Amanda Satter, Ombudsman of the Year 2011
  • Amanda Satter, Ombudsman of the Year 2011
  • Alma Buckley, Ombudsman of the Year 2010

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Ombudsman Program Overview
The Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is a command program intended to improve communication between the command and the Coast Guard family members. Coast Guard ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources and act as advocates for family members. COMDTINST 1750.4E provides details of Coast Guard Ombudsman Program.

Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year Award Program

Contact Your Ombudsman
This link will bring you to the Ombudsman Registry, where you can identify your command/unit and contact the Coast Guard Ombudsman. If you cannot locate your unit, please contact the closest Sector or Base ombudsman.

Command Cadre Toolkit
This toolkit is designed to provide command leadership with Coast Guard Ombudsman Program information and support. It includes information, checklists, and forms to assist the command with all aspects of the Ombudsman Program including selection, appointment, and support of the ombudsman.

Ombudsman Training Resources
Coast Guard Ombudsman training materials, schedules, and resources.

Ombudsman Coordinators
Ombudsman Coordinators serve as an advisor/consultant to local ombudsmen, the District Community of Practices, and commands.

Resources for Families

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Ombudsman Program.

Program Initiatives

Point of Contact
If you are unable to contact the Ombudsman Program Coordinator at your Regional Work-Life Staff, or need additional assistance beyond the information provided here, please contact the Ombudsman Program Manager, Ms. Christine DeGraw, at (202) 475-5142, or email at

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