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Board of Visitors

The duty of the Academy's Board of Visitors is to inquire into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the academy which the Board decides to consider. The Board consists of six members appointed by the President, three appointed by the Vice President, four appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one designated by the Senate Armed Services Committee and one designated by the House Armed Services Committee. The President of the United States receives an annual written report of the Board's findings and recommendations. The Board’s records are publicly available on the FACA Database. The Board of Visitors was established by Title 10 of the US Code.

2023 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 (in-person meeting held in Annapolis, MD)
Monday, September 18, 2023 (in-person meeting held in Washington, DC)

Monday, December 4, 2023 (in-person meeting held in Annapolis, MD)

Previous Board of Visitors Meeting Minutes


Appointed by the President:

Gen John R. Allen, USMC (ret)
Dr. Paul J. Angelo (CDR, USNR)
ADM Michelle J. Howard, USN (ret)
Mr. John S. McCain IV (LCDR, USNR)
CAPT Robert E. Clark II, USN (ret)
LtCol Amy McGrath, USMC (ret)

Appointed by the Vice President:

Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland
Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
Senator James Lankford, Oklahoma

Appointed by the Speaker of the House:

Representative Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland, Chairman
Representative Scott Franklin, Florida 
Representative Jake Ellzey, Texas
Representative Chris Deluzio, Pennsylvania (NEW)

Appointed by the Chairmen, SASC/HASC:

Senator Dan S. Sullivan, Alaska
Representative Rob Wittman, Virginia

Updated 11/15/2023

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