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Posted 2/24/2010   Updated 2/24/2010 Email story   Print story


2/24/2010 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors is scheduled to meet at the Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 26-27 to discuss a variety of issues, including updates on the cadet honor code, cadet research efforts and the Academy's Remotely Piloted Aircraft program.

The Board meets at least four times per year, with at least two meetings at the Academy to inquire into morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy that the Board decides to consider.

The Board prepares semi-annual reports containing its views and recommendations pertaining to the Academy and submits the reports to the secretary of defense, through the secretary of the Air Force, and to the Armed Services committees in the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Members of the Board include:

-- Charles Garcia, BOV Chairman, and a 1983 Air Force Academy graduate
-- Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah
-- Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska
-- Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma
-- Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado's 2nd District
-- Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado's 5th District
-- Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California's 47th District
-- Rep. Niki Tsongas of Massachusetts' 5th District
-- Former U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland
-- Terry Isaacson, associate vice president of Arizona State University and a 1964 Alumnus
-- Susan Ross, owner of Sierra Consulting and a 1983 Alumna
-- A.J. Scribante, chairman and CEO of the Vital Learning Corporation
-- Former Rep. Robert Hayes of North Carolina's 8th District, now the owner and operator of Mt. Pleasant Hosiery Mill, Inc.
-- Dr. and retired Brig. Gen. Richard Tubb

Also expected to attend the meeting are:

-- Daniel Ginsberg, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, representing the secretary of the Air Force
-- Gen. Carroll Chandler, the Air Force vice chief of staff, representing the chief of staff;
-- Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the Academy's superintendent, and other members of the Academy's senior staff.

The Board last met in Washington DC Dec. 10, 2009. Additional information about the USAFA Board of Visitors can be at http://www.usafa.edu/superintendent/pa/bov/.

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