For those of you who may not be familiar with the Coast Guard Ombudsman Program, it is a command program intended to improve communication between the command and Coast Guard family members. Ombudsmen are communication links, provide information and referral resources and act as advocates for family members. The ombudsman is an official member of the unit command staff, a resource for unit families, and the primary link and communicator of information between families and the command. They provide the command with a better understanding of the welfare of the command/unit's families. They ensure Coast Guard families have the information needed to meet the challenges of a military lifestyle and better prepare for emergencies. The Ombudsman also helps families when issues or emergent situations arise, and ease the sacrifices families must make in order to allow personnel to carry out Coast Guard missions.
Your Ombudsman's role is to:
Your Ombudsman's role is NOT to:
Contact Mrs. Jennifer Kuivinen, Base Boston's Ombudsman, via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (413) 885-9089.
Updated October 22, 2020 - jrc