John W. Miller

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John W. Miller
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Vice Admiral John W. Miller, USN
Nickname(s) Fozzie[1]
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1979-present
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Carrier Strike Group Eleven
Fighter Squadron 142
Fighter Squadron 101
USS Dubuque (LPD-8)
USS Juneau (LPD-10)
USS Constellation (CV-64)
USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
Battles/wars Operation Iraqi Freedom
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze Star
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Strike Flight Air Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal

John W. "Fozzie" Miller is a United States Navy Vice Admiral currently serving as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet,[2] based in Manama, Bahrain. Prior to assuming the duties of NAVCENT/C5F, Miller was special assistant to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy (N3/N5) in Washington, D.C.. He has also served as NAVCENT deputy commander.


Early life[edit]

He graduated from the Naval War College and received a Master's degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University.

Military career[edit]

He was commissioned an Ensign upon graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1979, and received his Naval Flight Officer designation in 1980, after which he reported to VF-101 for training in the F-14A Tomcat. His sea duty includes tours as a division officer in VF-31; maintenance officer at VF-84; and six command tours: VF-142; VF-101; USS Dubuque; USS Juneau; USS Constellation, as her final commanding officer; and USS John F. Kennedy. As a flag officer, Miller also commanded Carrier Strike Group 11.

Ashore, he has served as an instructor at VF-101; leadership section head at the Naval Academy; a White House Fellowship as special assistant to the NASA Administrator; and aviation commander assignment officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Since being promoted to flag rank, Miller has had particular focus on the CENTCOM area of responsibility, serving as deputy commander of NAVCENT/Fifth Fleet; deputy director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J5); and as CENTCOM chief of staff. He has also commanded the US Navy Strike and Air Warfare Center.

Awards and Decorations[edit]

Vice Admiral Miller has amassed over 3,500 flight hours and 1,000 arrested landings from six different carriers. His awards include:

and multiple unit and campaign awards.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NSAWC Holds Change of Command Ceremony" United States Navy. Released 24 April 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2012,
  2. ^ "Biography of VADM John W. Miller, COMNAVCENT/COMFIFTHFLT/COMCMF". United States Navy. Retrieved 26 May 2012.