Office of Work-Life Programs -
Ombudsman Program -
Command Cadre Toolkit
The Command Cadre Toolkit is provided for your information. It includes
program information, checklists and forms to assist the command with all
aspects of the Ombudsman Program including selection, appointment, and
support of their ombudsman. For further information and resources contact
your local Health, Safety and Work-Life Regional Practice Ombudsman Coordinator.
For the purposes of this toolkit the terms Commanding Officer, Commander, or
Command Cadre includes Officer in Charge.
Point of Contact
If you have any questions, please contact the Ombudsman Program Manager, Ms.
Christine DeGraw, at (202) 475-5142, or email at
"The ombudsman is a tremendous force multiplier
and a critical member of my command team. My ombudsman keeps the command
grounded, and ensures that despite dynamic patrol schedules and high-tempo
operations we never forget our commitment to the Coast Guard Family. My
ombudsman has immeasurably contributed to the outstanding command climate we
enjoy aboard EDISTO."
LT Philip Baxa
USCGC EDISTO (WPB 1313)
San Diego, CA