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2023 MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION AND SELECTION PROCESS


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SUBJ/2023 MRS. SYBIL STOCKDALE OMBUDSMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD NOMINATION AND 
SELECTION PROCESS//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAVINST 1750.1G CH-2/2SEP14//

AMPN/REF A is OPNAVINST 1750.1G CH-2, (The Navy Family Ombudsman Program)// 
POC/Littler, Brandy CIV/CNIC N9/BRANDY.B.LITTLER.NAF(AT)US.NAVY.MIL/TEL: 
(202) 433-4701//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the annual Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of 
the Year Award nomination/selection process and presentation requirements for 
Calendar Year 2023.  Navy Ombudsman who have served in good standing for at 
least one year, culminating no later than the due date in paragraph 6.a, are 
eligible to be nominated for the 2023 award.

2.  This award was inspired by Mrs. Sybil Stockdale, who set an unflagging 
example for her support for families of other prisoners of war during the 
seven year internment in Southeast Asia of her husband, Vice Admiral James 
Bond Stockdale.  The Ombudsman of the Year Award is presented to four 
ombudsmen who have served their command and Navy families with selfless 
dedication and commitment to family readiness in the following categories:
    a.  Afloat command (Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command 
(COMUSFLTFORCOM)).
    b.  Afloat command (Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Command (COMPACFLT)).
    c.  Reserve command (Commander, Navy Reserve Force Command 
(COMNAVRESFOR)).
    d.  Ashore command. The following commands are authorized to submit one 
nomination to Director, Navy Staff (per paragraph 6b) to compete from their 
ashore commands.
          (1) Each Echelon 2 Navy Shore Activity (direct report to OPNAV)
          (2) COMUSFLTFORCOM
          (3) COMPACFLT
          (4) U.S. Naval Forces Europe/U.S. Naval Forces Africa (CNE-CNA)

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 
families.
    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.  Submit nomination packages in the following format:
    a.  Cover letter to category sponsors via the chain of command, with the 
following enclosures.
    b.  Enclosure (1)  Summary of action, not to exceed two pages, addressing 
each of the criterion set forth in paragraph 3 (above).
    c.  Enclosure (2)  Short biography of the nominee.
    d.  Enclosure (3)  Letter from the Fleet and Family Support Center 
Director or Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) validating involvement in 
Ombudsman assemblies and advanced training.
    e.  Enclosure (4), as needed:  Additional supporting information (e.g., a 
letter of support for nomination from former Commanding Officers, Command 
Point of Contact, or Command Support Team; letters of appreciation presented 
by Commanding Officers or family members).

6.  Nomination and selection process:
    a.  Packages are due no later than 12 May 2023.  Submit Afloat and 
Reserve Command nomination packages to the appropriate organizations in 
paragraphs 2a, 2b, and 2c (above).
    b.  Ombudsman of the Year representatives from Echelon 2 Navy Shore 
Activities (direct report to OPNAV), COMUSFLTFORCOM (Shore), COMPACFLT 
(Shore) and CNE-CNA
(Shore) submit nomination packages to OPNAV Command Master Chief, CMDCM 
Michael Carbone, at michael.g.carbone2.mil(AT)us.navy.mil.
    c.  COMUSFLTFORCOM, COMPACFLT, and COMNAVRESFORCOM will select a finalist 
for their respective category and provide awardee information to Director, 
Navy Staff no later than 16 June 2023 for inclusion in a NAVADMIN announcing 
all four winners.

7.  Type Commanders or designated representative will present awards in 
September 2023, during an Ombudsman Appreciation event.

8.  Additional information is located at 
https://www.cnic.navy.mil/OmbudsmanOfTheYear.

9.  Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//

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