Earl R. Miller

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Earl Miller
Earl R. Miller official photo.jpg
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
Assumed office
November 19, 2018[1]
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMarcia Bernicat
United States Ambassador to Botswana
In office
January 2015 – September 2018
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Personal details
Born1958 (age 60–61)
ChildrenAlexander and Andrew
Alma materUniversity of Michigan

Earl Robert Miller (born 1958)[2] is an American diplomat. He serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh.[3]

Early life[edit]

Miller graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in 1981.[4]


Miller served as a United States Marine Corps officer where served on active duty until 1984 and in the reserves until 1992 where he took part in the Persian Gulf War.[4] He joined the United States Department of State in 1987 where he initially worked as a desk officer in the agency's Southern Africa section. He then joined the Diplomatic Security Service as a special agent in Miami, San Francisco, and assistant regional security officer in El Salvador. In 1995, Miller became the regional security officer (RSO) for the U.S. embassy in Gaborone, Botswana. He served in this capacity in a number of countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, and India.[5] While posted in Malaysia, Miller took part in the investigation of an ambush in eastern Indonesia that saw two U.S. schoolteachers murdered.[6][7] He was the Consul General of the United States to South Africa in Johannesburg from 2011 to 2014.[8][9]

Since December 18, 2014, Miller has served as the United States Ambassador to Botswana.[8][7] In January 2018, Miller was asked by Botswana government officials if the State Department regarded Botswana as a "shithole" country after President Donald J. Trump was reported to have used that word to refer to African nations in a private meeting on immigration with lawmakers.[10] Miller was awarded the Award for Heroism from the USDS and the Shield of Bravery from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).[8][7] He is fluent in Indonesian, French, and Spanish.

In July 2018, Miller was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh.[11]

During the 2018 Bangladesh election violence he expressed his concern and played a crucial role in restoring peace and end violence.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Miller was previously married to Ana Miller, originally an El Salvadoran national. They have two sons, Alexander and Andrew.[13]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New US ambassador-designate arrives in Dhaka". www.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2018-11-21.
  2. ^ "Earl Robert Miller (1958–)". Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. ^ "Ambassador – designate to Bangladesh U.S. Department of State". bd.usembassy.gov. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  4. ^ a b "Miller, Earl R - Republic of Botswana - 6- 2014". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  5. ^ "U.S. Ambassador to Botswana: Who Is Earl R. Miller?". AllGov. 2002-08-31. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  6. ^ Bonner, Raymond (2003-01-30). "U.S. Links Indonesian Troops to Deaths of 2 Americans". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  7. ^ a b c "Ambassador Earl R. Miller". U.S. Embassy in Botswana. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Earl R. Miller". United States Department of State. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  9. ^ IBP, Inc. (11 September 2015). Botswana Investment and Business Guide Volume 1 Strategic and Practical Information. Lulu.com. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-1-5145-2879-2.
  10. ^ Bentson, Clark (January 12, 2018). "World leaders slam Trump's 's---hole countries' remarks: 'Offensive,' 'shocking,' 'shameful'". ABC News. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "PN2324 — Earl Robert Miller — Department of State". U.S. Congress. 2018-07-23. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  12. ^ "US concerned over pre-polls violence in last two weeks: US envoy". The Daily Star. 2018-12-27. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  13. ^ "Testimony of Earl Miller Ambassador-Designate to the Republic of Botswana" (PDF). Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. United States Department of State. July 29, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2018. I am also deeply grateful for the support of my wife, Ana, and sons, Andrew and Alexander.