06.24.09

Burr Appointed to the Board of Visitors at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) accepted an appointment to the Board of Visitors (BOV) at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Created by the Federal Advisory Act of 1972, the BOV consists of presidential appointees and Members of Congress.

"I am incredibly honored to have been selected and look forward to serving as a Member of the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors," Senator Burr said. "In conjunction with my work on the Senate Armed Services Committee, I will continue to do all I can in support of our nation's armed forces and West Point."

The BOV meets quarterly to review and receive updates on the academic, physical and military programs at the Academy. Specifically, the BOV has oversight of the Academy's morale and discipline, curriculum, instructions, physical equipment, fiscal affairs and academic methods. Founded in 1802, the Academy has a student body of 4,400 cadets.