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DURANT -- Monday, the Chief of the Choctaw Nation announced he is retiring.

According to an email from the Nation's public relations office, Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle will be formally announcing his retirement during a festive celebration April 24 in honor of his 65th birthday.
 
Pyle’s career with the Choctaw Nation began on a tribal ranching board in the 1970s. He served 13 years as assistant chief and 17 years as chief. The Choctaw Nation has consistently progressed since Pyle took office in 1997, the email said.
 
“I have enjoyed working with the Council and staff on the many tribal projects and programs.,” said Chief Pyle.  “My future is going to be exciting in a whole new way! My wife, Pat and I have plans that include traveling and spoiling our grandchildren, spending many years building memories during our retirement.”
 
As the Choctaw Constitution provides, Assistant Chief Gary Batton will step into the role as chief of the Choctaw Nation during a swearing-in on April 28.