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Commanding Officer's Suggestion Box


AUTHORITY: 10 U.S.C. 5013, Secretary of the Navy; 10 U.S.C. 5041

PURPOSE: To provide service members, DoD employees, retirees and family members an equal opportunity to share their ideas and concerns with the installation Commanding Officer.

ROUTINE USES: In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: The DoD 'Blanket Routine Uses' that appear at the beginning of the Navy's compilation of systems notices apply to this system.

DISCLOSURE: Voluntary.  However, failure to provide the requested information may cause lengthy delays and/or the inability to complete the request. 


Commanding Officer's Suggestion Box


As the Commanding Officer of Naval Magazine Indian Island, I appreciate hearing your feedback, comments, questions and concerns. This virtual CO’s Suggestion Box is an avenue for any member of the Indian Island team to reach out to me confidentially, and if you so choose, anonymously.  

I am always interested in receiving input with new ideas about how we can improve our operations and suggestions on how I can better support you and the team overall.  

This site is not intended for reporting emergencies. Please dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.

If you or someone you know is in crisis and having suicidal thoughts, please know there are resources available to you.  Remember, ACT - Ask, Care, Treatment!

Sailors can call the Military Crisis Line (call 800-273- TALK and Press 1 or text 838255) for assistance.  Sailors are encourage to help a fellow shipmate in need by getting them in contact with the nearest chaplain, provider or leader, or calling 911 if danger is imminent.  Additional information is available at

Civilian employees can access assistance from the Department of the Navy Civilian Assistance Program (DONCEAP) by dialing 1-844-DONCEAP (1-844-366-2327).

We are all a team here at Indian Island. I am committed to creating and supporting the best workplace environment for all members of the installation workforce.

I will be in touch with you shortly if you provided contact information for follow-up. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.


CDR. Don Emerson

Commanding Officer, Naval Magazine Indian Island


Suggestion Box Instructions

If you would like to be contacted in regards to your message, please include your name, email address and phone number in the entry fields below.

If you would like to remain anonymous, please select “no” for the question that asks if you would like to be contacted and then fill out the suggestion form with your comments.

The only portion of this form that must be filled out are those indicated by a red asterisk.

If your message pertains to a specific location, such as building, or a department associated with the issue you would like to discuss, please include that information below.


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