This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reappointed her to the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
According to the congresswoman’s office, Murphy “will help oversee morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, and other academy matters” on the board. Murphy worked at the U.S. Defense Department under then President George W. Bush as a national security specialist.
“West Point is renowned for ensuring every cadet receives strong discipline, invaluable leadership skills, and a world-class education,” said Murphy. “It is a privilege to once again have a role in helping develop future leaders of character. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to preserve the academy’s standard of excellence and to help guide their future planning in this rapidly-changing global environment.”
Murphy is the only member of the Florida delegation on West Point’s Board of Visitors. Other members of Congress on the board include U.S. Sens. Richard Burr, R-NC, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Jerry Moran, R-Kan. and Joe Manchin, D-WV., and U.S. Reps. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, Anthony Brindisi, D-NY, Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, and Steve Womack, R-Ark.
First elected to Congress in 2016 when she defeated longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., Murphy has grown increasingly prominent during her second term in Congress, including being named to the leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition and claiming a seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
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