Michael H. Miller
|Michael H. Miller|
|Born||1952 (age 62–63)|
|Allegiance||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1970-2014|
|Commands held||USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67)
USS Coronado (AGF-11)
Carrier Strike Group Seven/
Ronald Reagan Strike Group
|Awards||Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4 awards)
Air Medal (3 awards)
Meritorious Service Medal
Michael Harold "Mike" Miller (born c. 1952) is a retired vice admiral in the United States Navy, and was the first active-duty officer to direct the White House Military Office. He was the 61st Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.
Education and early career
Miller 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, Florida, 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.
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).
Miller has served at sea as Air Operations Officer for Commander, Carrier Group 8, Executive Officer on board 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.
Command and flag
Following Coronado, 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 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 2000. 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.
On August 3, 2010, Miller relieved Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler as Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy. On July 23, 2014, Vice Admiral Walter E. Carter Jr. relieved Miller as Superintendent. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the Navy Distinguished Service Medal as an end of tour award to Miller. During the ceremony Miller retired, completing 40 years of active naval service.
Awards and decorations
Miller’s personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, 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.
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- Clark, Jessica (July 23, 2014). "New Superintendent Takes Command of U.S. Naval Academy". Navy News Service. U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
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