MCAS Beaufort
Commanding Officer

Colonel Miller graduated from Bucknell University with a bachelor of science in accounting and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1994 through the Platoon Leaders Course. He was designated a Naval Aviator on 8 August 1997 and reported to HMT-204, Marine Corps Air Station New River for training in the CH-46E.

In January 1998, First Lieutenant Miller reported to HMM-266, where he served in a number of billets to include Weapons and Tactics Instructor and Operations Officer. During this period he participated in two LF6F deployments with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Captain Miller was selected for the MV-22 transition and checked into VMMT-204 in March 2003. He qualified in the MV-22 and became a member of the squadron’s initial instructor cadre.

Major Miller transferred in March 2006 from VMMT-204 to VMM-263, the first operational MV-22 fleet squadron. He served as the Future Operations Officer during the initial transition, followed by Logistics Officer during the unit’s deployment to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06.08. Major Miller detached and was assigned to VMM-261. He served as the Operations Officer as the squadron transitioned from an HMM to VMM. The squadron conducted the first deployment of the MV-22 to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 10.1 and during the deployment he moved to Executive Officer.

Upon return, Lieutenant Colonel Miller was assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 26 to work as the Personnel Support Detachment 26 Commanding Officer. He remained there until May 2011 and was directed to VMM-162 as the Executive Officer. Lieutenant Colonel Miller deployed with the unit to Operation ENDURING FREEDOM 11.2. He returned early to execute orders to Marine Aircraft Group 16. On 10 May 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Miller assumed command of The Lucky Red Lions and the squadron was redesignated from a helicopter to tiltrotor squadron, VMM-363.

In June 2014, Lieutenant Colonel Miller attended the Israel National Defense College and earned a master’s degree in social sciences from Haifa University. Following school, he served at U.S. Pacific Command as the Warfighting Exercises Branch Chief.

His personal decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Air Medal with Strike/Flight Numeral 9, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star.