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Maloney Reappointed to West Point Board of Visitors

Jul 15, 2021
Press Release

Maloney Reappointed to West Point Board of Visitors 

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced he has been appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve on the 2021 United States Military Academy Board of Visitors (BOV). This will be Congressman Maloney’s second term serving on the board after first being appointed to serve a term in 2016.  

“As the son of a Navy veteran, it is an honor to once again serve on the Board of Visitors. It’s a responsibility I take very seriously,” said Rep. Maloney. “Since day one, I’ve worked hard in the Hudson Valley and in Washington to get results for our veterans, active-duty service members, and military families. I look forward to continuing the fight for our local heroes, while helping prepare the next generation of military leaders to face increasingly complex threats.” 

The BOV of West Point is charged with providing independent advice and recommendations regarding the Academy to the President of the United States. The BOV makes an annual visit to West Point to evaluate its operations and policy, and then submits an official report to the President that includes details of their evaluation and additional recommendations. 

Under the provisions of 10 US Code 4355 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Board is directed to inquire into the morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy. The Speaker of the House has the authority to appoint nine members of Congress to serve annual terms on the Board. The President appoints five members to serve three-year terms.   

Rep. Maloney has passed 11 bills into law to keep our promises to veterans and military families. Most recently, the Congressman passed The Know Your Vets Act into law as part of the fiscal year 2019 NDAA.  This bill reimagines what it means for veterans to come home from service, giving them option to have their final certificate of discharge paperwork, also known as a DD-214 form, sent to a county Veterans Service Officer in their community. In December 2020, Rep. Maloney’s bipartisan, bicameral National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act was signed into law. This bill honors the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and all our Purple Heart recipients with a commemorative coin provided by the U.S. Mint and produced at the U.S. Mint at West Point.  

Since joining Congress, Rep. Maloney has secured over $13 million in guaranteed benefits for more than 2,155 Hudson Valley veterans and their family members who were owed education, disability, retirement, medical, burial, spousal and dependents’ compensation. Rep. Maloney has also hosted five veteran resources and jobs fairs with dozens of local veteran services organizations. He has further secured over 408 service medals, including 9 Bronze Star Medals and 12 Purple Hearts.