Thank you, Coast Guard Ombudsmen!

Thank you, Coast Guard Ombudsmen!

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard ombudsman program. For 30 years, Coast Guard spouses have served as important liaisons between commands and the families of Coast Guard members who serve at that command. On behalf of a grateful Coast Guard, thank you Coast Guard ombudsmen!


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Communities of Practice – Info-sharing helps ombudsmen serve commands and families

Coast Guard ombudsmen serve as a valuable link between commands and families, helping commanding officers/officers-in-charge better understand the welfare of the families of their members, while at the same time helping families prepare for emergencies and cope with the challenges of a military lifestyle – duty, deployments, transfers, etc.


From the Homefront

From the Homefront: Janet Cantrell uses past experiences to shape new goals

Cantrell, wife of Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Steve Cantrell, is using her past to guide her present. Her experiences as a Coast Guard spouse for almost 28 years serve as a constant reminder of how she wants to help military spouses today.


ombudsman appreciation day

Ombudsman Appreciation Day

It’s Coast Guard Ombudsmen Appreciation Day! Coast Guard Ombudsmen are spouses of Coast Guard members who volunteer as a link between commands and families. Ombudsmen assist commanding officers by voicing the concerns and welfare of the unit’s families and to help prepare families for emergency situations. In honor of today we are featuring just a few of these amazing spouses!