Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller hails from York, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. He holds a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, is a national security management fellow of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and is a graduate of the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program.
Miller’s command tours include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, USS Nashville (LPD 13), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and as a flag officer, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 providing support to maritime security operations and combat operations for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Resolve.
Miller’s operational tours began after earning his wings of gold in 1983 as a flight instructor with Training Squadron (VT) 19 in Meridian, Mississippi, followed by his first fleet assignment with Attack Squadron (VA) 56, flying the A-7E aboard USS Midway (CV 41) in Yokosuka, Japan. After transitioning to the FA-18 in 1986, subsequent fleet tours included Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 on USS Constellation (CV 64), department head tour with VFA-131 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and executive officer of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).
Miller’s shore tours include FA-18 test director at Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 5 in China Lake, California; 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; Aircraft Carrier Requirements officer for Commander, Naval Air Forces; and flag officer tours as director, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities division and assistant deputy chief of naval operations for warfare systems, both in the Office of Chief of Naval Operations.
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 877 carrier-arrested landings.