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DOD - 75 - United States Military Academy Board of Visitors - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameUnited States Military Academy Board of VisitorsAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number75
Original Establishment Date12/1/1815Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*Yes
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date11/13/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Official, USMA Board of Visitors
Date Of Renewal Charter11/13/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMrs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Deadra
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameKay
Specific Termination Authority10 U.S.C. § 7455 rescissionDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Ghostlaw
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary of War James Monroe determination; 10 U.S.C. § 7455Designated Federal Officer Phone*(845) 938-4200
Effective Date Of Authority*2/28/1815Designated Federal Officer Fax*(845)938-3214
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 RequiredYes
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board of Visitors (BoV) is to serve in an advisory capacity to the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. Upon request and aligned with a standard schedule (synched with the academic year) the BoV USMA is updated such areas as: cadet quality of life issues; infrastructure revitalization, academic programs, military and physical programs, energy program, intercollegiate athletics, admissions, and the West Point Leader Development System. The BoV USMA is informed and updated on all activities at USMA.
How is membership balanced?*The BoV USMA, pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 7455(a), shall be constituted annually and composed of 15 members. The Board membership shall include:
a. The Chair of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, or designee;

b. Three other members of the Senate designated by the Vice President or the President pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;

c. The Chair of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, or designee;

d. Four other members of the House of Representatives designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and

e. Six persons designated by the President.

Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 7455(b) and (c), BoV USMA members designated by the President shall serve for three years each, except that any member whose term of office has expired shall continue to serve until a successor is appointed. The President shall designate two persons each year to succeed the members whose terms expire that year. If a member of the BoV USMA dies or resigns, a successor shall be designated for the unexpired portion of the term by the official who designated the member.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The BoV USMA normally holds meetings three times a year. In FY 22, three meetings were scheduled, however the first meeting, which was in-person/virtual, was canceled due to an unexpected change in the House of Representatives’ voting schedule which occurred at the same time the meeting was to be held.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Federal statute (10 U.S.C. 7455) requires the Secretary of Defense to establish this committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the DoD 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, the Secretary of the Army, and only after consultation with the Office of General Counsel for the Department of the Army.
Recommendation RemarksIn accordance with the BoV USMA Charter the estimated number of meetings per year is two (2). In FY22 three (3) meetings were scheduled, however only two (2) were held. The U.S. Military Academy continuously updates the BoV USMA throughout the year regarding issues within its jurisdiction, so there is no gap in either overview or reporting. Recommendations from the two meeting held, include continuing the Character Integration Advisory Group’s work to develop a culture of character, continue upgrading USMA's infrastructure and facilities; continue monitoring the impact of COVID19 on educating and training; promote respect and inclusiveness in the classroom; continue to prevent sexual harassment and assault; ensure USMA is reaccredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Committee operations resumed in September 2021. The 2019 and 2020 Annual Reports were certified and submitted to members for signature. A few more signatures are needed prior to their being published.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe BoV USMA was established to provide advice and recommendations on the academic programs at USMA to better improve the efficacy of operations at the Academy. Cost savings is not a primary objective for the BoV USMA, instead, the focus is on enabling improved education for the both the Department of the Army and Department of Defense. Cost savings is difficult to identify and quantify in costs, however, more efficient and effective USMA operations may realize cost avoidance or savings.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*100Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn the past several years the BoV USMA has focused on 10 or less major recommendations, and has listed these recommendations in the BoV USMA's Annual report to the President of the United States. USMA responds to these recommendations at each meeting and annually in the report. The BoV USMA then evaluates USMA's response to all recommendations. During FY2021, the BoV USMA made 3 recommendations to USMA. In FY2022, the BoV USMA made 3 recommendations to USMA.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn a few instances, information requested by the BoV USMA was not provided during the calendar year.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentInformation requested by the BoV USMA and not provided during the calendar year was provided at a later date in order to ensure accuracy of reporting.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe USMA BoV Annual reports are sent to the Library of Congress after Presidential Review. There is a USMA BoV website which provides information regarding the Board's membership, rules & regulations and announces upcoming meetings.
Agency Feedback Comment*USMA feedback is part of the Annual Report to the President. Additionally, the BoV USMA receives updates from Academy leadership at each meeting and in information papers upon request at other times throughout the year.Narrative Description*The BoV USMA provides oversight on all mission related tasks of the United States Military Academy. Their primary focus is on quality of the Academic, Physical, Character, Military Programs, and fiscal affairs at West Point, which enables the highest quality graduate and commissioned officer leader of character in our Army.
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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*$43,220.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$45,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$4,918.16Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$35,495.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$50,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$9,722.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$10,000.00
Total Costs$93,355.16Est. Total Next FY*$117,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified9/14/2022 4:57 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.40
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039077United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2021
 COM-037553United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2020
 COM-035679United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2019
 COM-033057United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2018
 COM-001378United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2017
 COM-002967United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2016
 COM-003549United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2015
 COM-004997United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2014
 COM-005661United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2013
 COM-007162United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2012
 COM-007685United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2011
 COM-009370United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2010
 COM-009837United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2009
 COM-011198United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2008
 COM-011623United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2007
 COM-013053United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2006
 COM-013598United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2005
 COM-014983United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2004
 COM-015494United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2003
 COM-017098United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2002
 COM-017365United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2001
 COM-018909United States Military Academy Board of Visitors2000
 COM-019366Board of Visitors, U.S. Military Academy1999
 COM-020800Board of Visitors, U.S. Military Academy1998
 COM-021270Board of Visitors, U.S. Military Academy1997