The Biden Administratin has told 11 former Trump officials who were appointed to military academy advisory boards to either resign or be dismissed.
Three of those officials include former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, former senior counselor Kellyanne Conway, and former national security advisor H. R. McMaster. They were appointed to the advisory boards of the Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and West Point respectively.
Other more prominent names include Heidi Stirrup, the former White House liaison to the Justice Department who was banned from entering the building after she attempted to access sensitive information about possible election fraud in December 2020, and retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, a former ambassador pick and Pentagon official with a history of controversial comments. The duo were appointed to the boards of the Air Force Academy and West Point.
Macgregor spread the conspiracy that the Biden administration is bringing in non-White immigrants as part of a “grand plan” to have them outnumber White Americans of European ancestry in the United States.
Other appointees who have been asked to resign are Michael Wynne, who was appointed to the board of the Air Force Academy; retired Gen. John Keane, Meaghan Mobbs, and David Urban appointed to the board of West Point; and John Coale and Russell Vought, Trump’s former director of the Office of Management and Budget, appointed to the Naval Academy’s board.
The military academy advisory boards were commissioned to oversee the “morale, discipline, social climate, curriculum, instruction, physical equipment, fiscal affairs, academic methods, and other matters” relating to the nation’s military academies.
The board for each academy meets several times a year and its members provide independent advice and recommendations to the President.
At least one member says he is not resigning.