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SUBJ/50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OMBUDSMAN APPRECIATION DAY//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1750.1G, NAVY FAMILY OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. September 14 is a day for the Navy to show its appreciation to
command Ombudsman for their volunteerism and dedication to supporting our
Navy and its families. This year is especially meaningful as we celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the Ombudsman Program. Please take a moment to
recognize your command Ombudsman and the many benefits of the Ombudsman
Program. This practice goes back to the inception of the Ombudsman Program
in 1970, when ADM Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., introduced the Navy Family Command
Ombudsman Program via Z-Gram 24.
2. Navy team, these selfless volunteers are crucial to the success of our
Navy. The contributions Ombudsman make to the success of the command's
mission are immeasurable. Their support to Navy families enable Sailors and
commands to focus on mission requirements while knowing that their families
have a trained and reliable resource to provide support on the home front.
3. Commanders and command triads, you play a critical role in ensuring your
Ombudsman are properly prepared and always feel there is a direct line of
communication with you to assist your Sailors.
4. Ombudsman Coordinators, you serve as an invaluable resource to Ombudsman
and Commanders. Your guidance and understanding of the Ombudsman Program
provide a firm foundation to all who are affiliated with the program.
5. Ombudsman, congratulations on 50 impressive years of dedicated service
and support! Thank you for all you do and BRAVO ZULU!
6. Released by Admiral Mike Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations.//