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USS Montgomery (LCS 8)

Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere




We aspire as one team to build trust with each other in all that we do, remain relevant through our work onboard each day and our interactions across the waterfront, and persevere together no matter the objective.
 Commanding Officer

Message From the CO
15 Mar 24
From: Commanding Officer, USS MONTGOMERY (LCS 8)
To:       Prospective Shipmates and Friends of Mighty MONTGOMERY
Congratulations on receiving orders and welcome to the Mighty MONTGOMERY!  We are the finest Littoral Combat Ship on the West Coast, home-ported in San Diego, California. Please email and we will provide you with a sponsor to help make your transition as smooth as possible. 
Mighty MONTGOMERY is our ship – and our crew “The Fighting Tigers” brings her to lifeWe aspire as one team to build trust with each other in all that we do, remain relevant through our work onboard each day and our interactions across the waterfront, and persevere together no matter the objective.  We are proud of our naval heritage and the connection to our namesake, the city of Montgomery, Alabama, capital city of the state of Alabama, named for Continental Army Major General Richard Montgomery. The city of Montgomery was instrumental in furthering the civil rights movement throughout the south and whose legacy is captured both in the state of Alabama coat of arms and our ship’s motto “Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere, We Dare Defend our Rights.” 
We look forward to your arrival and are excited about you joining our team. Please consult the reporting information on this web page and don’t hesitate to reach out to your sponsor or the Command Master Chief, the Executive Officer, or me – anytime if you have any questions. Soon enough you will be stepping onboard, and becoming a part of something larger than yourself as a valued member of this amazing MONTGOMERY team. It will be hard but satisfying work and I promise the tight-knit crew we have established will help guide you through the challenges and opportunities you will face along the way.  I hope you are as excited about serving onboard MONTGOMERY as I am having you join our crew. 
If you know a Sailor aboard MONTGOMERY, you can be very proud of their honorable service in our nation's Navy. This great crew is carrying out our mission as we represent our Nation's interests and are prepared to answer the call anywhere in the world.  Keep Fighting the Good Fight! 
E. C. RUSH Commanding Officer

POC is the Command Master Chief and Executive Officer /

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What is an Ombudsman?
Every Command has an Ombudsman who is a spouse of a sailor at the Command. The Ombudsman serves as the liaison between the command and the families. The Ombudsman is the point of contact for the families. He or she can assist families with navigating through Navy life through resources and information.

2. How can an Ombudsman help me?
Navy Family Ombudsmen are key resources for family members, particularly during deployments. Ombudsmen maintain current resource files with information on military and civilian community agencies that can help families solve a variety of problems, and successfully meet the challenges they face before, during, and after deployments. In addition to providing referral information, Ombudsmen can facilitate communication between the Command and family members. Ombudsmen may publish or contribute to command newsletters or maintain care lines, which have recorded messages with information for command families that can be accessed 24 hours a day. Ombudsmen can also assist families in contacting the Command for a variety of reasons.

3. What is the role of the COMNAVSURFPAC Force Ombudsman?
The Force Ombudsman provides oversight and guidance for all the Surface Ship's Ombudsmen in the Pacific Fleet Area of Responsibility. You can contact the Surface Forces Ombudsman at (619) 301-6983 or send an email to

4. What is an IA assignment or tour?
An IA is an Individual Augmentee. A Sailor may receive orders to go IA and this means that he or she will deploy as an Individual, not with their command. Sometimes an IA will deploy and be stationed with another branch of the Military.

5. What is NFAAS?
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. This is how the Navy will track your family and assess your needs during an emergency.

6. How can I find out more about medical, dental or Navy family resources?
Contact your Command Ombudsman. He or she will guide you to your resources.

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