The Navy Reserve Force is often called upon in times of war or national emergency to provide mission-capable units and individuals to the Navy and Marine Corps. Navy Reserve Ombudsmen are fully trained to assist both activated and non-activated families.
Due to the uniqueness of various locations, Reserve Ombudsmen may attend Ombudsman Basic Training at the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center or one of the Ombudsman Basic Training's scheduled with the Commander Navy Reserve Forces Command.
If you are an ombudsman experiencing difficulties getting registered in the Ombudsman Registry, or have questions about resources, contact your Reserve Component Command (RCC) Warrior and Family Support Specialist in your Region for assistance.
Navy Reserve Ombudsman Training
Training is an important factor of a successful Ombudsman Program. Trained Ombudsmen are less likely to make errors in judgment that reflect poorly on the command. Basic training is required of all Ombudsmen and must be documented. This Course provides the foundational information necessary for Ombudsmen to properly execute their duties required by OPNAVINST 1750.1G.
RCC Warrior and Family Support Specialists:
Southeast Region: 904-542-2486, ext 168
Mid-Atlantic Region: 757-444-7295, ext 2009
Midwest Region: 847-688-4916, ext 205
Southwest Region: 609-532-4274
Northwest Region: 425-304-3876
Navy Reserve Ombudsman Resources
- Navy Reservists website
- Guide to Reserve Family Member Benefits
- TRICARE Provider Directory (Medical/Dental)
- TRICARE For Reserves (Medical/Dental)
- VA Benefits for Guard and Reserve
- National Military Family Association
Navy Ombudsman Training Schedules