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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.

2016 Meeting Schedule

Monday, March 21, 2016 (Annapolis, MD)
Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 (Washington, DC)
Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 (Annapolis, MD)
* Meetings in Annapolis are usually held in Alumni Hall, but the venue is subject to change.

The 2016-2017 Board of Visitors

Appointed by the President:

Judge Evan Wallach, Vice Chairman
ADM James A. "Sandy" Winnefeld, USN (Ret.)
LCDR Dan Cnossen, USN (Ret.)
Ms. Matice J. Wright
Captain E. Elliott “Skip” Barker, USN (Ret.)
Ms. Christine Fox

Appointed by the Vice President:

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland
Senator Mark S. Kirk, Illinois

Appointed by the Speaker of the House:

Representative Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland
Representative Elijah Cummings, Maryland
Representative Todd Young, Indiana
Representative Tom Rooney, Florida

Appointed by the Chairmen, SASC/HASC:

Representative Robert Wittman, Virginia, Chairman
Senator Dan S. Sullivan, Alaska

Updated 10/31/2016

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