Biography of the Superintendent
Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller
Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, became the 61st Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy on August 3, 2010. A native of Minot, North Dakota, he was commissioned at the United States Naval Academy in 1974, and earned his "Wings of Gold" at Pensacola in January 1976. Subsequent flying tours were primarily out of Naval Air Station Cecil Field, Fla., flying the S-3A/B Viking on carrier deployments around the world, including combat operations against Libya, the Achille Lauro terrorist incident and squadron command in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Vice Admiral 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 Pacific (1994).
Vice Admiral Miller has served at sea as Air Operations Officer for Commander, 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, Vice Admiral Miller was assigned as the Operations Officer for 7th Fleet on board USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. He returned to John F. Kennedy in August of 1999 as Commanding Officer, and left immediately for an extended deployment to the Persian Gulf. He reported for duty as Deputy Director of the White House Military Office in November 2000; Vice Admiral 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. He next assumed command of Carrier Strike Group 7/USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group in April, 2005, and subsequently led the Reagan Strike Group on its maiden deployment to the Persian Gulf and Western Pacific in 2006.
In April 2008, Vice Admiral Miller reported as the Chief of Legislative Affairs following a tour as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Global Force Management & Joint Operations (N3/N5), U.S. Fleet Forces Command (2007).
Vice Admiral Miller's personal decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (6 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.