The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III will be retiring at the end of January.
According to a press release from the Office of the Inspector General, Scovel held the position for 13 years, making him the longest serving Inspector General in U.S. history. Scovel also served the U.S. Marine Corps before retiring as Brigadier General in 2006.
“Appointed by President George W. Bush and sworn in on October 26, 2006,” the press release states, “he has served under three presidents and is recognized as a leader across the Federal accountability community, including the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency.”
As Inspector General, Scovel was a witness in 76 hearings overseen by both oversight and appropriations committees in Congress.
“I leave my office with unbounded pride in all that our staff has accomplished on behalf of the Department and the American people,” Scovel said.