Womack chairs military meeting
The West Point board of visitors, chaired by Arkansas’ 3rd District U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, met in Washington earlier this month.
The panel, under federal law, monitors the U.S. Military Academy’s “morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods and other matters.”
Topics of discussion included “infrastructure, training, leadership development, curriculum, sexual harassment and assault prevention, and military strength,” according to a news release.
U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Darryl Williams was also on hand.
West Point, on the Hudson River about 50 miles north of New York City, is “the oldest continuously occupied military post in America,” officials say.
It is also the nation’s oldest service academy.
Then-House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, appointed Womack to serve on the board in 2012. Since 2017, he has been its chairman.
Womack, a Republican from Rogers, served 30 years in the Arkansas Army National Guard, retiring as a colonel in 2009. He is also former executive director of the University of Arkansas’ Army ROTC program.
His brother, Jim, is a 1977 West Point graduate.
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