BOARD OF VISITORS
The U.S. Air Force Academy Board of Visitors is established under Title 10 U.S. Code, § 9355. The Board inquires into the morale, discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters relating to the Academy which the Board decides to consider.
The Board meets at least four times per year, with at least two of those meetings at the Academy. The Board prepares semiannual reports containing its views and recommendations pertaining to the Academy. Each written report is submitted concurrently to the secretary of defense, through the secretary of the Air Force, and to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives.
Presidential appointees to the Board of Visitors are appointed for three-year terms, but per Title 10, they continue to sit on the Board until replaced. Members appointed by the vice president or president pro tempore, the speaker of the House of Representatives or the chairmen of the Senate or House Armed Services committees sit on the Board until they resign, are relieved or are no longer in office.