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DOD - 393 - Air University Board of Visitors - Agency Authority


Committee NameAir University Board of VisitorsAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number393
Original Establishment Date3/22/1946Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date6/8/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Chief, Advisory Boards and Strategic Operations
Date Of Renewal Charter6/8/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Shawn
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NamePatrick
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*O'Mailia
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of the Air Force DeterminationDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(334) 953-4547
Effective Date Of Authority*3/22/1946Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The AU BoV shall review and evaluate a) the progress of the educational programs and the support activities of the AU; b) the published statement of purpose, institutional policies, and financial resources of the AU; and c) the educational effectiveness quality of student learning, administrative and educational support services, and teaching, research, and public service of the AU.
How is membership balanced?*The AU BoV shall be composed of no more than 15 members who are eminent authorities in one or more of the following disciplines: air, space, cyberspace, defense, management, leadership, or academia and who shall exhibit the greatest possible diversity of demographic characteristics and expertise.

In evaluating candidates for the AU BoV, the DoD considers the candidate’s educational and professional experience concerning the subject matters anticipated to be tasked to the Au BoV. The DoD has found that viewing the complex issues facing the DoD through a multidisciplinary advisory committee provides the DoD and, more importantly, the American public with a broader understanding of the issues on which subsequent policy decisions are based. Membership shall be fairly balanced to provide a variety of background, experience, and thought in support of the AU BoV’s mission. The AU BoV’s membership is not static, and the DoD Appointing Authority may change the membership based upon work assigned to the AU BoV.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The AU BoV shall meet at the call of the AU BoV’s DFO, in consultation with the AU BoV’s Chair and the Secretary of the Air Force. The estimated number of AU BoV meetings is two per year.

The AFIT and CCAF Subcommittees will meet once per year each.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The AU BoV is inextricably linked to the degree awarding aspects of the AU mission set forth in statute for AU, AFIT, and CCAF.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the Department of Defense determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor, who is the Secretary of the Air Force or designee, and only after consultation with the appropriate General Counsel.
Recommendation RemarksThe Federal staff continued to work even though there were no meetings or reports produced in FY 2022. During FY 2022, the DFO, continued to accomplish work which included the various responses required for the SECDEF ordered Zero-Based Review and the reestablish of membership and charter/membership balance plan.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationYes
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentBased on the advice and recommendations of the Board of Visitors (BoV), Air University (AU) is able to maintain regional accreditation. As well the BoV's advice and recommendations help AU operate educational programs which possess academic rigor and are in line with the mission of Air University.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentAn external board is required by Air University's regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the AFIT Subcommittee serves this role for AFIT related to there regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*$1,000,001 - $5,000,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost savings associated with the advice and recommendations that the Air University Board of Visitors provides is tremendous. The cost savings figure provided above is estimated based upon the idea of if Air University had to pay for the consultation services that we obtain from the Board of Visitors, that cost would be significantly greater than the cost of the travel and per diem we provide to the Air University Board of Visitors members for their meeting attendance.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*651Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe total number of recommendations increased from 644 to 651 despite the Board not meeting or producing any reports in FY 2022. This was due to oversight and the number should have been updated in FY 2021.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*92.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Air University Commander and Air Force Senior Leadership (SECAF/CSAF) support, and are very receptive, to the Air University Board of Visitors recommendations and make every effort with-in the constraints of policy and guidance to implement them. (98%)Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*4.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAs stated previously the Air University makes every effort to implement all the Board’s recommendations and at the very least implement partially. If the recommendation can only be partially implemented, respective Air University personnel will explain why they recommendation cannot be fully or partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Air University provides a written response to each recommendation and this information is contained in each of the respective meeting minutes.Narrative Description*The purpose of the Air University Board of Visitors is to assist Air University (AU) in sustaining effective programs. Due to the importance of Air University's Mission, it is desirable that the Air Force obtain advice, views, and recommendations on matters involving performance of their educational mission. To this end, an advisory committee, designated as the Air University Board of Visitors, was established in July 1946 by the Commanding General of the Army Air Forces and has been in existence since that time.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$130,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$143,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$26,400.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,885.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$130,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$174,285.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/19/2022 11:06 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est Cost RemarksThe AU BoV 's Membership is re-established and meetings will be conducted this FY.
Cost RemarksThe only cost incurred during FY 2022 were due to the continued work by the Federal staff even though the AU BoV did not meet or produce any reports. The AU BoV membership was approved in April 2022. However, no committee meetings are planned until the next FY (November 2022).  
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Computer Technology
Systems Engineering
Schools and Academic Institutions
Federal Government
National Defense
National Security and Defense
Overseas Security Issues
Basic Research
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Space and Aeronautics


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032221Air Force Institute of Technology Subcommittee2022
 COM-030936Community College of the Air Force Subcommittee2022


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039069Air University Board of Visitors2021
 COM-037545Air University Board of Visitors2020
 COM-035670Air University Board of Visitors2019
 COM-033046Air University Board of Visitors2018
 COM-001396Air University Board of Visitors2017
 COM-002890Air University Board of Visitors2016
 COM-003442Air University Board of Visitors2015
 COM-005025Air University Board of Visitors2014
 COM-005596Air University Board of Visitors2013
 COM-007116Air University Board of Visitors2012
 COM-007696Air University Board of Visitors2011
 COM-009303Air University Board of Visitors2010
 COM-009848Air University Board of Visitors2009
 COM-011258Air University Board of Visitors2008
 COM-011734Air University Board of Visitors2007
 COM-013149Air University Board of Visitors2006
 COM-013514Air University Board of Visitors2005
 COM-014941Air University Board of Visitors2004
 COM-015502Air University Board of Visitors2003
 COM-016957Air University Board of Visitors2002
 COM-017369Board of Visitors, Air University2001
 COM-019071Board of Visitors, Air University2000
 COM-019335Board of Visitors, Air University1999
 COM-020864Board of Visitors, Air University1998
 COM-021203Board of Visitors, Air University1997