James A. Cheatham is the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Division Administrator for the State of Pennsylvania. In his capacity as division administrator, he is responsible for administering the Federal Aid Program. He oversees the operations 0f 39 employees including transportation engineers, environmental specialists, planning and research specialists, structural engineers, safety specialists, informational technology specialists, financial specialists, and program support staff. Mr. Cheatham also oversees two transportation engineers in the Metropolitan Program Office in Philadelphia. Cheatham has received numerous awards for his distinguished military career to include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf cluster, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon. Cheatham holds the rank of Brigadier General and is serving as the Senior Reserve Component General Officer Engineer in the United States Corps of Engineers. Brigadier General Cheatham earned the bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from his alma mater and the master of science degree in civil engineering from Purdue University. Cheatham is also a graduate of the United States War College.