Rear Adm. Pamela Miller is a native of Muscatine, Iowa and was commissioned an ensign in the Navy Reserve Nurse Corps in 1989 following graduation from the University of Iowa where she earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Nursing. In 1995, she was selected for the Navy Health Professionals Scholarship Program, and commissioned as an ensign in the medical corps and attended medical school at Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa earning both a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She completed a transitional internship and residency in emergency medicine at Naval Medical Center San Diego, California graduating in June 2005. She is a 2016 graduate of the distance education program at the Naval War College, and in 2018 she completed Phase II of the Joint Professional Military Education at Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Combined Warfighting School Hybrid program in Norfolk, Virginia.
As a nurse corps officer, she served with Fleet Hospitals 22 and 23 in numerous assignments to include officer in charge of a Primus Detachment. As a medical corps officer, her assignments include senior medical officer, 1st Medical Battalion and deputy group surgeon, 1st Marine Logistics Group (MLG), Camp Pendleton, California. During this time 1st Medical Battalion prepared and deployed the first Forward Resuscitative Surgical System teams into combat operations. She then served as a staff physician in the emergency department at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina where she deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom under Combat Logistics Regiment 15, Camp Pendleton, California assigned to the surgical facility in Al Taqaddum, Iraq as officer in charge of the mobile shock trauma platoon. Upon return, she served as the 2d MLG surgeon, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Leadership assignments included deputy group surgeon, 4th MLG, Marine Forces Reserve; senior medical executive, Operational Health Support Unit-Dallas and executive officer, 4th Medical Battalion, 4th MLG, MAFORRES. Miller mobilized May 2014 to July 2016 as force surgeon, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, and concurrently served as the reserve component operational medicine specialty leader. From December 2016 to December 2018 she was commanding officer, Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas One where she led a command comprised of over 700 Sailors in 19 detachments across eight states. She most recently served as deputy chief of staff, Reserve Component, Navy Medicine West from December 2018 to October 2019. Miller is currently serving as reserve fleet surgeon, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.
Miller has completed numerous leadership courses to include the Navy Senior Leader Seminar, Medical Strategic Leadership Program, Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course, Naval Leadership and Ethics Center PCO/PXO courses and Executive Officer Course, Marine Forces Reserve. Miller is a Fleet Marine Force Warfare Qualified Officer whose personal awards include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards) and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.