10 U.S. Code § 4355 - Board of Visitors

§ 4355.
Board of Visitors
(a) A Board of Visitors to the Academy is constituted annually of—
the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, or his designee;
three other members of the Senate designated by the Vice President or the President pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;
the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, or his designee;
four other members of the House of Representatives designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and
six persons designated by the President.
The persons designated by the President serve for three years each except that any member whose term of office has expired shall continue to serve until his successor is appointed. The President shall designate two persons each year to succeed the members whose terms expire that year.
If a member of the Board dies or resigns, a successor shall be designated for the unexpired portion of the term by the official who designated the member.
The Board shall visit the Academy annually. With the approval of the Secretary of the Army, the Board or its members may make other visits to the Academy in connection with the duties of the Board or to consult with the Superintendent of the Academy.
The Board shall inquire into the morale and discipline, the curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy that the Board decides to consider.
Within 60 days after its annual visit, the Board shall submit a written report to the President of its action, and of its views and recommendations pertaining to the Academy. Any report of a visit, other than the annual visit, shall, if approved by a majority of the members of the Board, be submitted to the President within 60 days after the approval.
Upon approval by the Secretary, the Board may call in advisers for consultation.
While performing his duties, each member of the Board and each adviser shall be reimbursed under Government travel regulations for his travel expenses.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)




10:1056 (1st sentence).

10:1056 (less 1st sentence).

June 29, 1948, ch. 714, §§ 1–6, 62 Stat. 1094; June 30, 1954, ch. 432, § 732, 68 Stat. 356.













In subsections (a) and (b), the word “designated” is substituted for the word “appointed” to make it clear that the positions described are not constitutional offices.

Subsection (b) is substituted for 10:1056(e) (2d sentence).

In subsection (c), the words “during the term for which such member was appointed” and “Such successor shall be appointed * * * who died or resigned” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (g), the words “as it may deem necessary or advisable effectuate the duties imposed upon it by the provisions of sections 1055–1060 of this title” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (h), the words “called for consultation by the Board in connection with the business of the Board” are omitted as surplusage.


1999—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 106–65, substituted “Committee on Armed Services” for “Committee on National Security”.

1996—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1502(a)(12), substituted “National Security” for “Armed Services”.

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 104–106, § 1061(e)(2), struck out “is entitled to not more than $5 a day and” after “each adviser”.

1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–579 required member whose term of office had expired to continue service until appointment of a successor.

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