Cerritos, CA – Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) released the following statement recognizing Pico Rivera Mayor Bob Archuleta, who was appointed a member of the Board of Visitors (BOV) to the United States Military Academy by President Barack Obama today.
“Mayor Archuleta has dedicated his life to serving his community and our veterans,” said Congresswoman Sánchez. “Bob’s commitment to our country and his community is inspiring. His ability to make a positive impact at every stage of public service will make him an excellent advisor to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy. I congratulate Mayor Archuleta on his appointment and commend President Obama for selecting a truly dedicated public servant.”
The Board of Visitors oversees the United States Military Academy at West Point and meets quarterly to review its academic, physical and military programs. The BOV has oversight of West Point’s morale and discipline, curriculum, instructions, physical equipment, fiscal affairs and academic methods. The Board of Visitors consists of a panel of Senators, House Members, and presidential appointees.
In March, Congresswoman Sánchez proudly wrote a letter to President Obama in support of Mayor Archuleta being appointed to the Board of Visitors to the United States Military Academy.
Background on Bob Archuleta
Bob Archuleta was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in March 2007 and currently serves as Mayor. He is a former combat veteran and paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division. Since 1990, Archuleta has served as a Los Angeles County Commissioner of Military Veteran’s Affairs and currently holds the position of Commission Chairman. The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs appointed Archuleta to serve on a special Advisory Committee on minority veterans affairs. Archuleta also served as chairman of the U.S. Small Business Administration Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs.