Fulton will be the board's first openly gay member.
Fulton, the executive director of the LGBT West Point alumni
group, Knights Out, was a graduate of West Point's first class to
include female cadets.
According to Advocate.com, the board is made up of nine Congress
members and six Presidential appointees. Its mission is to provide
"independent advice and recommendations" on matters concerning the
academy to the president.
"I'm proud to have the opportunity to support the cadets who
will lead our Army in the coming years," Fulton said in a statement
"And I'm pleased that the president is clearly setting the stage
for a post-'don't ask, don't tell' military with appointments like
this. Most important, I'm looking forward to supporting West Point
as it continues to inspire, educate and train leaders of character,
as it always has. It is my honor to continue to serve the Academy
and the Army that I love."