Rear Adm. Miller hails from York, Pa., and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. He holds a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and is a national security management fellow of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, N.Y.
Miller’s command tours include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, USS Nashville (LPD 13) and USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Under his command, GHWB achieved many "firsts" and accolades earning the Battle Efficiency and Jigdog Ramage awards, as well as three consecutive retention excellence golden anchor awards and both enlisted warfare excellence pennants.
Miller’s operational tours began after earning his wings of gold in 1983 as a flight instructor with Training Squadron (VT) 19 in Meridian, Miss., followed by his first fleet assignment with Attack Squadron (VA) 56, flying the A-7E in USS Midway (CV 41) in Yokosuka, Japan. After transitioning to the FA-18 in 1986, subsequent flying tours included Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 in USS Constellation (CV 64), and department head tour with VFA-131 in USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). After completing the Navy Nuclear Power Program, Miller served as executive officer of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Miller’s shore tours include FA-18 test director at VX-5 in China Lake, Calif.; Special Aviation Programs Analyst on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (N80); Executive Officer of Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic; deputy director of Naval Operations at the Combined Air Operations Center during Operation Allied Force; Special Assistant for Research and Development, Science and Technology and Operational Testing in the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Secretary of Defense; and, Aircraft Carrier Requirements Officer for Commander, Naval Air Forces.
Miller’s previous Flag assignment was as the Director, ISR Capabilities Division in the Office of Chief Of Naval Operations. He assumed command of CSG2 on 17 February 2014.
His personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign, unit and service awards. He has accumulated more than 4,000 mishap-free flight hours and 850 carrier-arrested landings.