Davidson to serve academy’s board


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Warren Davidson was recently asked by House Leadership to serve on the Board of Visitors of the United States Military Academy at West Point. The Board of Visitors is the governing board at West Point and was established in 1815.

“America’s Army exists to fight and win our nation’s wars,” said Congressman Davidson. “The United States Military Academy at West Point recruits, educates, and trains leaders of character who commit to a lifetime of service to our nation. These young men and women become the leaders of our nation’s warriors. They lead by example to ensure our units have the morale, esprit de corps, and skill to win in battle. The opportunity to serve on the Board for my alma mater is a humbling honor, and as such, I will help the chain of command as they continue to shape the long gray line of heroes that have made and kept our nation free.”

Congressman Davidson was one of five representatives appointed to the 15-member Board of Visitors, which also includes four senators and six members appointed by the president. He is the only West Point alumnus currently serving on the board as a member of Congress. By federal statute, the Board advises and makes recommendations to the president concerning all matters at West Point. Davidson follows a long line of distinguished Ohioans who have served on the Board of Visitors, including Representative (and future President) William McKinley, (1880); Senator John Sherman (1873); and current Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (2001).

Congressman Davidson enlisted in the infantry out of high school, serving in Germany when the Berlin Wall fell. Due to his work ethic and leadership, he earned an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in the top ten percent of his class. His reputation as an Army officer earned him positions in The Old Guard, The 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 101st Airborne Division. Davidson left the Army with the rank of Captain.