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The Coast Guard Ombudsman Program is a Coast Guard wide program established to serve as a link between commands and families that help to ensure Coast Guard families have the information necessary to meet the challenges of a military lifestyle. The ombudsman program assists commanding officers/officers-in-charge (CO/OIC) to have a better understanding of the welfare of the command/unit’s families and better prepare families to meet emergency situations.

A Coast Guard Ombudsman is an official volunteer of the command trained to assist command families with referral resources, facilitate communication between Command and families and provide readiness support during deployments, emergencies or crisis.

An Ombudsman is a liaison between the families and the Command.

An Ombudsman is a confidential* advocate for families. 

An Ombudsman helps a CO/OIC  with the quality of life and morale of their command and families.

An Ombudsman can pass along official command information pertaining to military families.

An Ombudsman can keep families updated on the unit during deployments, trainings, and natural or man-made disasters.

The Atlantic Area Staff Ombudsmen:

Mrs. Jalise Hall  (757)749-3875
Email address:


Last Modified 12/8/2014