CT senator appointed to West Point oversight board

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point’s 2015 Board of Visitors.

As a member of the Board of Visitors, Murphy — a Democrat in his first Senate term — will meet with the other board members quarterly to review and update all issues relating to the academy.

This includes morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters.

‘Hallowed institution’

“West Point is home to many of our nation’s brightest students and strongest leaders, and is one of America’s most hallowed institutions,” said Murphy, who previously served in the U.S. House and Connecticut’s state Senate and state House of Representatives.

“It is a true honor to have been appointed to the academy’s Board of Visitors, and I’m looking forward to working hard on behalf of the dedicated men and women it serves,” he said.

Murphy was appointed to the position by U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

The West Point Board of Visitors was established in 1972 and is constituted annually of four members of the U.S. Senate, five members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and six presidential appointees.