As the Ombudsmen of the USCGC MIDGETT we welcome you to the MIDGETT family. Working together we hope to bring our MIDGETT family closer together. We look forward to meeting all of you and hope that we can touch each of you with our combined enthusiasm.
As Ombudsman we act as a liaison between the command and the families. We will relay any messages from the Captain that is asked of us to you, the families. We are also your fastest link to the Command when there is a problem at home. Anything that you relay to any of us is held in the highest confidence, and you can be assured that it will not be passed on to anyone without your consent EXCEPT for anything to do with spousal abuse, child abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, or if anything is said that would imply suicide. We hope you'll feel comfortable in coming to us for help or a hug should you ever need it. We are here for you in any situation whether it's information about the area for our new arrivals, marriage trouble or you're feeling lonely or scared while your spouse is away. We have many resources available from helping with the strain of a patrol, to ideas for the kids while a parent is away. Just let us know what you are interested in and we can pass the information onto you.
When the ship comes into port we notify everyone by e-mail, if you do not have access to e-mail you'll need to let one of us know and we can add you to our "Contact List". E-mails will normally be sent the night before or as soon as we are officially notified.
Please feel free to contact us for any reason at any time, whether you're transferring to the area, just arrived or have been here all your life! No question is stupid and no concern trivial.
Again, WELCOME to the MIDGETT family and the Seattle area,
"To all MIDGETT families, full steam ahead!"
Your Ombudsmen, USCGC MIDGETT (WHEC 726)
I am not a crutch
But I can support you
I am not a counselor
But I know how to reach one
I am not a taxi driver
But I can steer you in the right direction
I am not a rescuer
But I can help save lives
I am not a baby sitter
But I can refer you to a caregiver
I am not a gossiper
But I am a great listener
I an not an enabler
But I can provide tools to empower you
I am not a master of anything
But I know many experts who understand your needs
I am not a Recreation or Health Specialist
But I am concerned about your morale, well being, and health
I am not a busybody as I’ve been called
But I am a Coast Guard Ombudsman
I am a Coast Guard Family Ombudsman
And I am of service to you—The Coast Guard Family
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