MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD:
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of
the Year Award nomination and selection process for calendar year 2020.
2. This award is inspired by Mrs. Sybil Stockdale, who set an unflagging
example for her support for families of other prisoners of war during the
seven year internment in Southeast Asia of her husband, Vice Admiral James
Bond Stockdale. The Ombudsman of the Year Award is presented to four
Ombudsmen who have served their command and Navy families with selfless
dedication and commitment to family readiness in the following categories:
a. Afloat Command (Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
b. Afloat Command (Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Command (COMPACFLT)).
c. Reserve Command (Commander, Navy Reserve Force Command
d. Ashore Command (type 1 and type 6) (OPNAV direct report Naval Shore
Activities; COMUSFLTFORCOM; COMPACFLT; U.S. Naval Forces Europe; U.S. Naval
Forces Africa; and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Manpower, Personnel,
Training and Education (N1)).
3. Criteria for Ombudsman of the Year.
a. Must have demonstrated the ability to effectively communicate between
the Navy family and the command.
b. Must have maintained the highest standards of professionalism and
confidentiality while providing a positive example for command members and
c. Must have facilitated and promoted a healthy sense of community among
command families by assisting and supporting Navy families to include
emergencies, mobilization, or deployment.
d. Must have demonstrated consistent compliance with training, data
collection, and required reports per reference (a).
4. Eligibility requirements for Ombudsman of the Year:
a. Award nominees must be registered in the Ombudsman Registry,
https://ombudsmanregistry.cnic.navy.mil, and have distinguished themselves in
supporting Navy families.
b. Must have served as an Ombudsman in good standing for at least one
year and embody the core values of the Ombudsman Program.
5. Submit nomination packages in the following format.
a. Cover letter to category sponsors via the chain of command.
b. Summary of action, not to exceed two pages, addressing each of the
criterion set forth in paragraph 3 (enclosure (1)).
c. Short biography of the nominee (enclosure (2)).
d. Letter from the Fleet and Family Support Center Director or Navy
Operational Support Center (NOSC) validating involvement in Ombudsman
assemblies and advanced training (enclosure (3)).
e. Additional supporting information (e.g., a letter of support for
nomination from former Commanding Officers, Command Point of Contact, or
Command Support Team; letters of appreciation presented by Commanding
Officers or family members) (enclosure (4) as needed).
6. Nomination and selection process.
a. Packages are due no later than 29 May 2020. Submit Afloat and
Reserve Command nomination packages to the appropriate organizations in
paragraph 2a, b and c. Submit Ashore Command nomination packages to
Director, Navy Staff, CMDCM Richard James at email@example.com.
b. COMUSFLTFORCOM, COMPACFLT and COMNAVRESFORCOM will select finalists
in each respective category and provide awardee information to Director, Navy
Staff no later than 15 June 2020 for inclusion in a NAVADMIN announcing all
7. TYCOMs or designated representative will present the awards in September
8. Additional information regarding the award is located at
9. Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//