The Ombudsman is a spouse designated by the Commanding
Officer to serve as a link between the command and families, assisting
the command in its function of providing information and referral
services to crewmembers and their families. In carrying out these duties, the
· Meets with the command regularly to obtain information on common concerns.
· Informs family members on unit status through periodic meetings, mailings, and Internet newsletters.
· Is able to refer families to community and military resources to aid in resolving family issues.
· Maintains a call list to quickly communicate with families.
Contact the Ombudsman if you would like to be added to
the call list or e-mail list. ACTIVE's current ombudsman is
Mrs. Jennifer Sanchez. She can be reached at
You may contact your spouse while underway via e-mail, however, for major
emergencies such as serious illness or a death in the family, the
Ombudsman has the responsibility of notifying the command. If an
emergency exists and the Ombudsman cannot be contacted, you can have the
information relayed to the ship through:
Pacific Area/D11 (510) 437-2948
Sector Field Office Port Angeles Command Center (360) 417-2226
American Red Cross (360) 457-7933