Military Bios

Rear Admiral Michael H. Miller:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Carrier Strike Group Seven Commander, USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group
Rear Admiral Michael H. Miller, a native of Minot, N.D., was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree and commissioned at the United States Naval Academy in 1974. He earned his “Wings of Gold” at Pensacola in January 1976. Subsequent flying tours were primarily out of NAS Cecil Field, Fla., flying the S-3A/B Viking on deployments around the world, including combat operations against Libya, the Achille Lauro incident, and squadron command in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Rear Adm. Miller’s shore assignments include duty as Flag Lieutenant and Aide to the Deputy Commander in Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet (1979), Chief Staff Officer to Sea Strike Wing One (1986), and Executive Assistant to the Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific (1994).
Rear Adm. Miller has served at sea as Air Operations Officer for Commander, Carrier Group 8, Executive Officer onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), and in command of the Third Fleet Flagship, USS Coronado (AGF-11). During this tour, he was responsible for a state-of-the-art technology infusion into the command ship for the eastern Pacific.
Following Coronado, Rear Adm. Miller was assigned as the Operations Officer for the Seventh Fleet on board USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. He returned to John F. Kennedy in August of 1999 as her 23rd Commanding Officer, and left almost immediately for an extended deployment to the Persian Gulf. He reported for duty as the Deputy Director of the White House Military Office (WHMO) in November of 2000. Rear Adm. Miller was commissioned as a Deputy Assistant to the President and the first-ever active duty Director of the White House Military Office in November 2002.
Rear Adm. Miller assumed command of Carrier Strike Group Seven/Ronald Reagan Strike Group on April 15, 2005.
Rear Adm. Miller’s personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (4 awards), the Bronze Star, three Air Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal and various service and campaign awards.
Updated: 17 May 2005


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