2018 MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS:
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SUBJ/2018 MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS//
RMKS/1. I am pleased to announce the selection of five outstanding Ombudsmen
as the 2018 Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award recipients.
These volunteers exemplify the spirit of Mrs. Sybil Stockdale who supported
the families of Prisoners of War during her husband, Vice Admiral James Bond
Stockdale's internment in Southeast Asia. This award recognizes those who
serve as inspirational Ombudsmen and embody the ideals of volunteer service
and commitment to Navy Sailors and their families.
2. The following Ombudsmen were nominated by their commanding officers for
serving their command and families with extraordinary, selfless dedication
and commitment to family readiness. Congratulations to:
a. Tiffany Croshaw, Ombudsman for Coastal Riverine Squadron FOUR (CRS-
4), selected from all sea commands under Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces
b. Mr. Garrett Zopfi and Mrs. Kumi Bergstraser, Ombudsmen for USS
FITZGERALD (DDG 62), selected from all sea commands under Commander, U.S.
c. Mrs. Johnna Johnson, Ombudsman for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces
Korea/Navy Region Korea selected from all naval shore activities in the Navy.
d. Mrs. Barbara Schumaker, Ombudsman for Navy Operational Support Center
Detroit selected from all Reserve commands under Commander, Navy Reserve
3. The Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Awards will be presented at the Naval
District Washington Ombudsman Appreciation Luncheon on 16 October 2018 at the
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Club.
4. Thank you to all Command Ombudsmen who maintain the highest standards of
professionalism and create a healthy sense of community by being positive
role models for command members and their families.
5. Commander, Navy Installations Command point of contact is Ms. Carrie
Mast, Ombudsman Program Coordinator, (202) 433-4701 (DSN 288), or email
6. Released by Mrs. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.//