Heddell has held his position since July 14 2009. He indicated in an email to Politco that family obligations have made this the time for him to pursue new career options.
The role Heddell is leaving requires him to direct audits, investigations and inspections. He is responsible for overseeing all programs and operations in the DoD and military services.
Heddell’s government service began in 1966 as an Army Chief Warrant Officer, Helicopter Pilot, serving in both Korea and Taiwan. He claims a 29 year career with the U.S. Secret Service, served as the Deputy Assistant Director and served as the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Labor since January 2001.