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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 9, 1999

The President today announced his intent to appoint James V. Kimsey, William F. Murdy and Jude W. P. Patin to the U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors.

Mr. James V. Kimsey, of Washington, DC, has served at various times as Chairman, CEO and President of America Online, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Capital One Financial Corporation, Capital One Bank and EduCap Inc. Mr. Kimsey is also a Board member of the Big Brothers of the National Capital Area, USO of Metropolitan Washington, Campaign to Rebuild Education in Washington, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Children's Scholarship Fund, National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Georgetown University. He served in the U.S. Army as an airborne ranger, rising to the rank of Major. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and studied at Georgetown University on an honor scholarship.

Mr. William F. Murdy, of Houston, Texas, currently is the Chairman, President/CEO of Land Care US, Inc. Previously he was President of the General Investment and Development Company, from 1989 to 1997, and prior to that, 1981 to 1989, he was President/Managing General Partner of Morgan Stanley Venture Capital Inc. From 1974 to 1981 he served as Senior Vice President and Chief operating officer of Pacific Resources, Inc. He is also a member of the Board of MPCT Solutions, Business Executives for National Security and the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served in the Army for 10 years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, reaching the rank of Major. Mr. Murdy earned a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Mr. Jude W. P. Patin, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, since retiring from the U.S. Army and culminating in an appointment as the Secretary of Transportation and Development for Louisiana, is currently serving as a consultant and advisor to various boards and organizations in the field of program management and business development. As a member of the Governor's cabinet he oversaw Louisiana's largest capital program. At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Army, Mr. Patin was the Commanding General for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, North Central Division in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Patin received his B.S. in architectural Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, an M.A. in Industrial Engineering from Arizona State University and Completed Programs for Senior Management at Harvard University. He also was educated by the U.S. Army War College for Strategic war economics and geography, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for general management and tactical employment of major field army organizations and the U.S. Army Engineer School for Military Engineering.

The U.S. Military Academy Board of Visitors visits the Academy annually and inquires into the morale and discipline, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters relating to the Academy which the Board decides to consider.