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Rep. Napolitano Congratulates Bob Archuleta on Presidential Appointment

November 30, 2012
Press Release

Rep. Napolitano Congratulates Bob Archuleta on Presidential Appointment

(Pico Rivera, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) is pleased to announce, in conjunction with President Barack Obama, the appointment of Bob J. Archuleta to the United States Military Academy Board of Visitors.

 “I commend the President for recognizing such a respected leader of our community,” Napolitano said. “Bob’s dedication to recruiting our brightest youngsters and continued leadership of our veterans will be a welcome addition to the Board of Visitors. I congratulate Bob and wish him much success in his new role.”

“I am so proud and honored to be selected as a Presidential Appointee.” Archuleta said. “I receive it on behalf of all the veterans of our nation and the men and women serving our country today. I’m looking forward to working with the President and his Administration to improve the education and training at the US Military Academy at West Point.”

Mr. Archuleta is a proud father of two sons who have graduated from West Point. His son Brandon graduated as President, Class of 2005 and is currently serving as a Captain in the US Army. His son Matthew graduated as Vice President, Class of 2010 and is currently serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army. Bob Archuleta is a former paratrooper who served with the 82nd Airborne Division.

The Board of Visitors is an oversight board comprised of 15 individuals, four US Senators, five US Representatives, and six individuals who are personally appointed by the President. The Board makes recommendations on the operations of the Military Academy including curriculum, morale, equipment, fiscal affairs, and all other matters related to the academy. 

Mr. Archuleta is the first Hispanic-American to be appointed to the prestigious Board of Visitors since its inception in 1972. He serves as Los Angeles County Commissioner of Military Veterans Affairs and is currently Mayor of the City of Pico Rivera, CA.

“I would like to thank everyone who supported me in this appointment,” Archuleta said. “I thank God for the opportunity to serve our country and the US Military Academy at West Point.”