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The Ombudsman is an appointed representative of the Commanding Officer (CO) and serves in two important roles as both a communications liaison/link between the CO and command family members, and as a professionally trained information and referral specialist for the command’s families. Being appointed by the CO and acting as your link to the command helps the CO gain insight on the pulse of the family members and then take appropriate and timely action on issues of concern. Command family members have an avenue to express their concerns through their Ombudsman. They will benefit from a well-trained Ombudsman who can serve as an information and referral resource and address family issues with the command. The Ombudsman Code of Ethics is the essential foundation upon which an ombudsman’s credibility is established and maintained. Ombudsman must remain committed to strict adherence to this code, Ombudsman shall: a. Support the command’s mission. b. Work within the chain of command as directed. c. Maintain confidentiality. d. Maintain the highest standards of professionalism. I can be reached via cell phone, the ship’s Careline, and email (listed below). If you are new to the ship; Welcome Aboard! Please contact me so that I can add you to the Ombudsman recall roster. This will enable you to receive ship updates and other useful resources that will come in handy, especially during extended underways and deployments. If you have been onboard for a while and you are not receiving information from me via email, I would ask that you contact me so I can update my records.


To get in contact with the command directly please contact CDR Todd M. Beatty, Executive Officer by email (



GSEC Swatowski


Mrs. Mindy Rhone



USS Savannah (LCS 28)

UNIT 100518 BOX 1
FPO AP 96695


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