THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KENNETH R. WYKLE AS THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Kenneth R. Wykle as Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Lieutenant General Wykle (Retired), of Burke, Virginia, has had a distinguished career, both in the military and private sectors, concentrating in applied logistics and transportation. He served in the Army for 32 years, retiring in 1995. During his Army career, he served around the world in various capacities. He commanded a Medium Truck company in Vietnam and educated students on military logistics doctrine and operations as college president of the U.S. Transportation Center. Prior to retirement, General Wykle was Deputy Commander-in-Chief for the U.S. Transportation Command on Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Since 1995, he has been Vice President for Defense Transportation at Science Applications International Corporation.
General Wykle was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia. He received his B.S. in Education from West Virginia University and his M.A. in Psychology from Ball State University. He has received many awards throughout his military career including: the Distinguished Service Medal and Meritorious Service Medal from both the Department of Defense and the Department of the Army, the Legion of Merit Award - three times, and the Bronze Star Medal - two times. General Wykle is married, and has three sons.
The Administrator of the Federal Highway Administration represents the Department and advises the Secretary in all matters relating to the safe movement of people and goods on the nation's highway transportation system.