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What is an Ombudsman?
The 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. The ombudsman helps to disseminate accurate information regarding Command policies, services available, and deployments. He or she is a confidential point of contact for families and single sailors and refers 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.

Point of Contact
Mrs. Annie Brael is the current acting OMBUDSMAN for Naval Medical Forces Support Command and can be reached at 210-413-6973 or by email at 
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