WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today was appointed to an At-Large seat on the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors.
“I am honored by this appointment to serve on the Air Force Academy’s Board of Visitors,” Inhofe said. “The Air Force Academy produces quality men and women who serve our nation with distinction, and I appreciate this opportunity to impact our national security in a positive manner.”
Senate Minority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), said about Inhofe’s appointment, “Senator Inhofe has been a long-time supporter of our men and women in uniform, and will provide excellent counsel to Congress on matters related to the Air Force Academy. His leadership on national security and defense issues makes him an ideal choice to serve in this important role on the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors.”
The Board of Visitors of the United States Air Force Academy, made up of fifteen members, is established under Title 10, United States Code, Section 9355. Inhofe’s appointment to the board was entered into the Congressional Record last night. In addition to Inhofe, U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT) was also appointed to a seat.
The Board of Visitors for the U.S. Air Force Academy considers items such as morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, and academic methods, and meets four times each year.
Additionally, the board prepares semi-annual reports that are submitted to the Secretary of Defense, Secretary of the Air Force, and the House and Senate Armed Services Committees. The reports contain the board’s views and recommendations pertaining to the Air Force Academy.
Inhofe will serve on the board for a minimum term of one year.