U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, was elected to his third term as chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors Monday.
“I have been truly honored to serve on the Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors since 2009, including during the last two years as Chairman, and I look forward to continuing to serve in that role," Wittman said in email statement Tuesday. "The Naval Academy is one of the finest military institutions in the world, providing a phenomenal education and expert training to thousands of midshipmen preparing to serve their country. As chairman of the Board of Visitors, I am committed to ensuring that the quality of the instruction and training provided to our midshipmen remains of the highest caliber. The First District of Virginia is home to 40 current midshipmen, and I am proud to serve them and the many other alumni across Virginia and this great nation.”
The 15-member board "inquire(s)s into the state of morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the academy which the Board decides to consider," and submits an annual report to the President of the United States, according to the USNA.