Murkowski Appointed to Naval Academy Board of Visitors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has been appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors. Similar to a college board of trustees, the Board oversees a number of areas impacting cadets at the Academy and provides recommendations for improvements.
As part of the Academy’s Board, Murkowski will join other appointed individuals responsible for examining the state of Academy morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment and fiscal affairs of the Academy. Their recommendations will be presented in an annual report to the President of the United States and to the Superintendent of the Academy.
“The cadets of the Naval Academy study in a rigorous and demanding environment,” said Murkowski. “I look forward to joining this Board and ensuring that our cadets have the best resources possible to help them prepare for service to our country.”
The Board consists of six members appointed by the President of the United States, three appointed by the Vice-President of the United States, four appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one member designated by the Senate Armed Services Committee and one designated by the House Committee on National Security. Murkowski was appointed by Vice-President Biden to fill a position previously held by Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS).
The Board meets four times annually in either Washington, D.C. or at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.