Lyles takes name out of running for NASA’s top job
Dayton Daily News
Retired Air Force Gen. Lester L. Lyles said Wednesday, April 29, that the White House indicated he was the top candidate to become the next NASA administrator, but that he has taken his name out of consideration.
Lyles, 62, said that he serves on various corporate boards and has an array of stock holdings and the opportunity to acquire more stock, and that giving those up in order to head the National Aeronautics and Space Administration would have been a financial hardship.
Lyles, in Dayton for a shareholdersâ€™ meeting of DPL Inc., on whose board he serves, said the White House has asked him to reconsider, but his decision is final.
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