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Congratulations to Sonya McGough,
Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement
2013 Wanda Allen-Yearout Ombudsman of the Year


ALCOAST 109/14: 2013 WANDA ALLEN-YEAROUT OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT
   • 2013 Ombudsman of the Year nomination letter

ALCOAST 557/13: 2013 WANDA ALLEN-YEAROUT OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD SOLICITATION

Ombudsman Appreciation

March 26th is the day the Coast Guard sets aside to recognize the contributions of our volunteer ombudsmen. This year Admiral Papp will be signing the ombudsman appreciation certificates further signifying his support and emphasizing the value of this program. Commanding officers and officers-in-charge should contact their HSWL RP ombudsman coordinator to ensure their command ombudsman’s information is included.

Additional information on recognizing your Ombudsman

Sample Ombudsman Letter of Appreciation

Samples of Ombudsman Appreciation certificates
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ALCOAST 107/14 - OMBUDSMAN APPRECIATION DAY

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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.

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.

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 Christine.M.DeGraw@uscg.mil.

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Last Modified 4/16/2014