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Board of Visitors (BOV)

USMMA Announces Board of Visitors Meeting

KINGS POINT, N.Y., July 11, 2024 - The next Board of Visitors Meeting will take place at the Academy on July 26, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST. 


The meeting agenda is as follows:

1.   Welcome remarks and Board maintenance items.

2.  Update on the USMMA priority programs and initiatives (including educational programs, athletic programs, institutional culture, sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and response, program status, admissions trends, Academy facilities and infrastructure progress, internal processes and governance status, state of the regiment of midshipmen and campus culture.);

3.            Update on the state of the Regiment of Midshipmen and Campus Culture; and

4.            Public comment period (not to exceed 10 minutes).


This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Academy. The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, such as sign language interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Board’s Designated Federal Officer and Point of Contact, Michael O’Hagan, 516-726-6048 or

Any member of the public is permitted to file a written statement with the Board. Written statements should be sent to the Designated Federal Officer listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section no later than July 19, 2024.

Only written statements will be considered by the Board; no member of the public will be allowed to present questions or speak during the meeting unless requested to do so by a member of the Board.


Board of Visitors (BOV)

  1. Senator Mark Kelly (AZ, Appointed by Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)
  2. Senator Roger Wicker (MS, Appointed by Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation)
  3. Senator Jerry Moran (KS, Vice Presidential appointee)
  4. Senator Maria Cantwell (WA, Ex officio appointee)
  5. Representative Mikie Sherill (NJ-11, House Armed Services Committee appointee)
  6. Representative Jack Bergman (MI-01, House Armed Services Committee appointee)
  7. Representative Andrew Garbarino (NY-02, House Armed Services Committee appointee)
  8. Representative David Valadao (CA-22, Appointed by Speaker of the House)
  9. Representative Thomas Suozzi (NY-3, Appointed by Speaker of the House)
  10. Representative Mike Rogers (AL-03, Ex officio appointee)
  11. Claudia Cimini, (USMMA ‘90, Presidential appointee, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association)
  12. Eric E. Ebeling (Presidential appointee, President and CEO of ARC)
  13. Nicholas M. Logothetis (Presidential appointee, Vice Chair for Libra Group)
  14. Michael Rodriguez (USMMA ‘79, Presidential appointee, Interim Director for Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies)
  15. Vice Adm. Peter Gautier USCG (Ex officio appointee, Deputy Commandant for Operations of the U.S. Coast Guard)
  16. Rear Adm. Phil Sobeck, USN (Ex officio appointee, CDR, Military Sealift Command)

Click: BOV Minutes to be redirected to the minutes library. 

Click: 2022 USMMA BOV Report to be redirected PDF copy of the report.

Click: May 13 BOV Meeting to find instructions to attend virtually






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