OMBUDSMAN
The Rota Ombudsdman's Team
You've Got Questions...we have answers!
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Erin Lester
Cell: 636-28-6487
VPN: 18-727-0116
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Angela Pearce
Cell: 638-87-8748
VPN: 18-727-1320
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Renee Polonsky
Cell: 636-28-6271
VPN: 18-727-0225
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Alicia Silva
Cell: 636-28-6293
VPN: 18-727-0200
You can also contact us via email using the adress hospombud@gmail.com
Frequent Answered Questions
What is an Ombudsman?
An ombudsman is a volunteer, chosen by the Commanding Officer, on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An ombudsman is a spouse of an active duty or selected reserve member assigned to the command who serves as the official liaison between the command and its families. The ombudsman assists the CO in maintaining the morale and welfare of the command's active duty service members and its families.
What an Ombudsman does?
The ombudsman acts as an advocate for families and single sailors. We help to disseminate accurate information regarding command policies, services available, and deployments. We are a confidential Point of Contact for families and single sailors and refer them to the appropriate agency for questions, concerns, help, or intervention according to OPNAVINST 1750.1F
What an Ombudsman is not?
The ombudsman is not a trained counselor or social worker, but can show you the way to solving your problems or getting assistance.
Our Creed
I am not a crutch,
But I can support you
I am not a counselor
But I know one
I am not a taxi driver
But I can steer you in the right direction
I am not a rescuer
But I can help save lives
I am not a babysitter
But I am a great listener
I am not an enabler
But I can provide tools to empower you
I am not a master of anything
But I know many experts who understand your needs
I am not a Recreation or Health Specialist
But I am concerned about your Morale, Welfare, and Health
I am not a busybody as I've been called
But I am an Official Command Representative
I am a Navy family Ombudsman
And I am of Service to you The Navy Family
US. Naval Hospital Mailing Addresses
US Mailing Address:
U.S. Naval Hospital Rota
PSC 819 Box 18
FPO, AE 09645-0018
DSN: 314-727-3305
Spanish Mailing Address:
Hospital Americano
Base Naval de Rota
ATTN: Department or recipient
Apartado de Correos 33
Rota, Cádiz 11530
Spain