Even though Kyle had over $1,000,000 every month for his budget, he would always look for ways to save the military money. His motto was, "A penny earned, was a penny saved," and with Kyle's strategic thinking, his smarts, and his "no food wasted approach," he was definitely going to meet and surpass this challenge. Kyle did not believe in wasting food. Being a chef made this an easy challenge for Kyle because he knew what to do with the leftover foods. Kyle would create healthy, tasty meals that would "wow" everyone eating them with the leftovers. The military and his superiors were so taken by his approach and how he was able to stretch the budget to save millions over a year, they rewarded him handsomely. Kyle was grateful for those accolades from his superiors, but as always, he stayed humble because in his eyes, he was only doing his job and what God gifted him to do, use his intelligence for the good of others.
Kyle served so many important dignitaries while in the military and one of his most memorable moments was preparing a meal and a birthday cake for Colin Powell and having a one-on-one conversation with him. Mr. Powell gave Kyle advise that he would take throughout his life and Mr. Powell also bestowed upon Kyle precious items that he will cherish forever. During his military career, Kyle continuously found time to mentor students with his wife and volunteer as a coach for various sports. Since retiring from the military Kyle continues to work as a mentor and also works with soldiers/sailors at the Veteran's Affair (VA) and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW). Kyle's approach to mentoring is a militant style. He teaches them that discipline, honor, and respect will take them a long way. Kyle shares all his military experiences with his mentees and they respect him and what he says. Kyle also mentors with the public schools and checks up on the students periodically to ensure they are on task. In his spare time Kyle enjoys watching television (CNN and ESPN to be exact), dining out, family time, traveling, and being a foster parent. As you can see he is a die hard Alabama Roll Tide Fans!
Kyle is the Vice President of SSAMC, he oversees the male mentors. He recruits, interviews, and places all male mentors with mentees based on suitability. Kyle is also in charge of the disciplinary structure of the mentoring program.