Ruppersberger Named Vice Chairman of Board of Visitors at U.S. Naval Academy
(Timonium, MD) – Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger was unanimously elected Vice Chairman of the United States Naval Academy Board of Visitors by his colleagues earlier this week. Congressman Ruppersberger, a defense Appropriator, has served on the Board since 2009.
“I am deeply humbled to accept this leadership position and I look forward to providing strong oversight and advocacy at one of our nation’s premier institutions,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “The Naval Academy trains the future leaders of our country and teaches them the value of courage, honor, and service. We need strong and selfless leaders now more than ever.”
The Academy's Board of Visitors is charged with overseeing matters related to morale and discipline, curriculum, physical equipment, financial affairs and more. Congressman Ruppersberger has taken a particular interest in the development of the Academy’s cyber curriculum. The Board consists of six members appointed by the President, three appointed by the Vice President, four appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one designated by the Senate Armed Services Committee and one designated by the House Armed Services Committee. The President of the United States receives an annual written report of the Board's findings and recommendations.