Welcome to the Board of Advisors to the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School and Naval War College
PURPOSE: The Board, under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972, as amended, shall provide the Secretary of the Navy, through the Chief of Naval Operations and the Presidents of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Naval War College (NWC) independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of the NPS and the NWC. The Secretary of the Navy or designated representative, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations.
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP: The Board shall be composed of not more than ten members, who are eminent authorities in the field of academia, business, national defense and the defense industry, management, leadership, and research and analysis. All Board members are appointed by the Secretary of Defense, and are appointed to provide advice on behalf of the government on the basis of their best judgment without representing any particular point of view and in a manner that is free from conflict of interest. Those members who are not full-time or permanent part-time federal employees shall be appointed as experts and consultants under the authority of 5 U.S.C. § 3109, and these individuals shall serve as special government employees.
MEETINGS: The board meets at least once a year-in the fall in the Washington, DC metro area. The board presents a written report with its advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy, via the Chief of Naval Operations and the Presidents of the NPS and NWC. The Committee Chairperson may present its report in person to the Secretary of the Navy. Meeting minutes, reports, or other documents pertaining to Board meetings may be accessed at the GSA FACA Database (http://fido.gov/facadatabase).
SUBCOMMITTEES: By Department of Defense approval, the Committee is authorized two permanent subcommittees.
The first subcommittee shall focus on matters concerning the Naval Postgraduate School and be comprised of no more than 15 members. The subcommittee shall meet a minimum of twice annually. The Spring meeting shall be held at the campus of the NPS and the Fall meeting shall be held in the Washington, DC metro area concurrent with the main committee meeting.
The second subcommittee shall focus on matters concerning the Naval War College and be comprised of no more than 10 members. The subcommittee shall meet a minimum of twice annually. The Spring meeting shall be held on the campus of the NWC and the Fall meeting shall be held in the Washington, DC metro area concurrent with the main committee meeting.
PUBLIC INQUIRY: Any member of the public wishing to provide input to the NPS and NWC Board of Advisors should submit a written statement in accordance with 41 CFR § 102-3.140(c) and section 10(a)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the procedures described in this paragraph. Written statements can be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer at the address detailed below at any time. Statements being submitted in response to a meeting agenda mentioned in a Federal Register notice must be received by the Designated Federal Officer at the address listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting date. The Designated Federal Officer will review all timely submissions with the Board Chairperson and ensure they are provided to members of the Board before the meeting date. Additionally, any member of the public wishing to attend a meeting should contact the Designated Federal Officer listed below at least five calendar days prior to the meeting for information on base entry passes.
FEEDBACK: Members of the public and other interested parties are encouraged to exchange ideas and provide feedback concerning the NPS and NWC Board of Advisors please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOARD MEMBERSHIP CONTACT: To contact members of the NPS and NWC Board of Advisors, please send your request via email to email@example.com or contact the Designated Federal Officer listed below.