Voyce Whitley's Federal career began in 1946 as a member of the U.S. Army. After serving three years, he entered college, graduated, and was hired as an analytical chemist in 1956 with the Department of Agriculture in New Orleans. He transferred to the Food and Drug Administration in April 1962, joining the Bureau of Foods. He retired from FDA in 1994 after 32 years of service. During those years Voyce was a staff member in the following FDA organizations: the Bureau of Foods (now the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition); the Bureau of Veterinary Medicine (now the Center for Veterinary Medicine); and the Bureau of Medical Devices and Diagnostics (now the Center for Devices and Radiological Health). The longest period of Voyce's career with FDA was in the Office of the Commissioner in these organizations: Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity; Deputy Director and Director of the Division of Management Services; Director of Policy Management; and his last position, Director of the Office of Facilities and Administrative Management. His total Federal service was 43 years and 1 month.