U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point\u2019s 2015 Board of Visitors. As a member of the Board of Visitors, Murphy \u2014 a Democrat in his first Senate term \u2014 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. \u2018Hallowed institution\u2019 \u201cWest Point is home to many of our nation\u2019s brightest students and strongest leaders, and is one of America\u2019s most hallowed institutions,\u201d said Murphy, who previously served in the U.S. House and Connecticut\u2019s state Senate and state House of Representatives. \u201cIt is a true honor to have been appointed to the academy\u2019s Board of Visitors, and I\u2019m looking forward to working hard on behalf of the dedicated men and women it serves,\u201d 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.