June 16, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint James C. McKinney to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office. He will succeed Richard P. Riley.
Since 1983 Mr. McKinney has served as Chief, Mass Media Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. From 1981 to 1983, he was Chief, Private Radio Bureau, and prior to 1981, he served as Chief, Field Operations Bureau. He is an engineer by training and an instrument-rated pilot. In 1985 he was selected to receive the Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive Service. In 1987 he was awarded the Federal Communications Commission's Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.
Mr. McKinney received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1963 from West Virginia Tech. Mr. McKinney was born June 3, 1940, in Charleston, WV, and currently resides in Burke, VA.