2019 MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD:
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REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 1750.1G CH-2/2SEP14//
AMPN/REF A is OPNAVINST 1750.1G, (The Navy Family Ombudsman Program)//
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RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the annual Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of
the Year Award nomination/selection process and presentation requirements for
Calendar Year 2019.
2. This award was inspired by Mrs. Sybil Stockdale, who set an unflagging
example for supporting families of other prisoners of war during the seven
year internment of her husband, Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale, in
Southeast Asia. The Ombudsman of the Year Award is presented to four
ombudsmen who have served their commands 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. Ashore command
d. Reserve command (Commander, Navy Reserve Force Command
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. The nomination package for the Ombudsman of the Year award shall consist
a. Cover Letter.
b. Summary of action, not to exceed two pages, addressing each of the
criteria set forth in paragraph 3.
c. Short biography of the nominee.
d. Letter from the Fleet and Family Support Center Director or Navy
Operational Support Center (NOSC) validating involvement in Ombudsman
assemblies and advanced training.
e. Additional supporting information (e.g., a letter of support for
nomination from former Commanding Officers, Command Points of Contact, or
Command Support Teams; letters of appreciation presented by Commanding
Officers or family members).
6. Nomination process:
a. COMUSFLTFORCOM Ombudsman of the Year. COMUSFLTFORCOM will nominate
an Ombudsman from all deployable forces within Atlantic Fleet.
b. COMPACFLT Ombudsman of the Year. COMPACFLT will nominate an
Ombudsman from all deployable forces within the Pacific Fleet.
c. COMNAVRESFOR Ombudsman of the Year. COMNAVRESFOR will nominate an
Ombudsman from all Navy Reserve Units and NOSCs.
d. Navy Shore Ombudsman of the Year. The Office of the Chief of Naval
Operations (OPNAV) will nominate a Shore (type 1 and type 6) Ombudsman from
the following: 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)
7. Deadline: Nomination packages shall be submitted to the appropriate
organization, via the chain of command, no later than 15 May 2019.
8. Recommendations for the four award winners will be forwarded no later
than 14 June 2019 to the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for endorsement as
the final approving authority for the award. The award recipients will be
announced via NAVADMIN.
9. CNO or his designated representative will present the award in October
during an Ombudsman Appreciation event in Washington, DC.
10. Additional information about the award process and procedures is located
11. Released by Ms. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.//