On Friday afternoon, Rep. Todd Young (R-IN9) was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors by Speaker of the House John Boehner.  Young will be sworn in at the Board’s next meeting on March 2.

“I’m pleased to appoint Rep. Young to serve on the Board of Visitors at his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy,” said Boehner. “In his short time in the House, he’s been a tremendous asset to our Republican Conference.  With this appointment, I know he’ll help the Academy continue to develop the same sort of top notch leaders for years to come.”

“As a graduate of the Naval Academy, this is an exciting—yet humbling—appointment,” said Young. “The Academy prepared me to be a leader and instilled in me a strong sense of public service.  I look forward to ensuring it continues to foster those same traits in current and future Midshipmen.”Official Photo Print

The Board of Visitors exists 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. It 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.

Young is currently the only Naval Academy graduate serving in the U.S. House.  Sen. John McCain, who also serves on the Board of Visitors, is the only other graduate in Congress.