Steven Palazzo

03/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/13/2019 14:57

Palazzo Appointed to Naval Academy Board of Visitors

Washington, DC - Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statements after Palazzo was selected as one of two House Republicans to serve on the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy.

'I am honored to receive this important appointment that allows me to further invest myself in the institution that is molding our military leaders of tomorrow. The students coming through the academy are learning to lead our nation in combat, and it is a privilege to have a direct hand in this chapter of their life. I am thankful for the House Leadership's trust in my ability to serve on the Board of Visitors and I look forward to contributing to such a distinguished institution,' said Palazzo.

'I am proud to nominate Congressman Steven Palazzo to serve on the Naval Academy Board of Visitors,' said House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy.' As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, where he served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and as a current member of the Mississippi National Guard, Steven's record of leadership will have an immediate impact on one of the preeminent educational institutions in America. The Naval Academy doesn't just prepare young men and women for life after college. It prepares them to lead their peers in battle, to lead our nation at home and abroad. Serving our military academies is a tremendous honor and one I know Steven will do with the same commitment and passion he has shown his entire military career.'

About the U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors (from official website)
The duty of the Academy's Board of Visitors is to inquire 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. The Board consists of six members appointed by the President, three appointed by the Vice President, four appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one designated by the Senate Armed Services Committee and one designated by the House Armed Services Committee. The President of the United States receives an annual written report of the Board's findings and recommendations.

The appointment to the Board of Visitors comes as Palazzo is now the senior House Republican of the Mississippi delegation.