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nortonheadshotCDR Wallace Miller, USN

NL310 Instructor

  •  Phone: (410) 293-6141
  •  E-mail:
  •   Department of Leadership, Ethics, Law, Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-B) 112 Cooper Road Annapolis, MD 21402-5022

Commander Wallace Miller, a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, graduated with distinction from the United States Naval Academy in 2006, majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Economics.  After completing a Master of Science program at Georgia Tech, he completed flight training at NAS Whiting Field, Florida and NAS Kingsville, Texas, earning his Wings of Gold in 2010.

Following F/A-18 Fleet Replacement training with The Gladiators of VFA-106 at NAS Oceana, Virginia, he was assigned to The World Famous Pukin’ Dogs of VFA-143.  From 2011 to 2014, he deployed twice onboard USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN 69) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and served as the Avionics/Armament Division Officer, NATOPS Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer.

Commander Miller then returned as an Instructor Pilot to The Gladiators of VFA-106, serving as Strike Phase Head and Super Hornet Tactical Demonstration Team Coordinator.  In 2016, he reported to The World Famous Golden Dragons of VFA-192 at NAS Lemoore, serving as Safety Officer, Administrative Officer, Operations Officer, and Maintenance Officer until 2019.  During this tour, he deployed two times onboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) to the Western Pacific and participated in the biannual RIMPAC exercise.

From 2020 to 2022, Commander Miller served on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon under the Deputy Director for Global Operations (J39) in the Special Projects and Innovation Division (SPAID) before returning to the U.S. Naval Academy in July 2022.

In addition to earning a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, he is a 2023 candidate for a Master of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Commander Miller has flown over 2,000 flight hours and 400 carrier arrested landings.  His personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Strike/Flight Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and Navy Achievement Medal.  He was selected as Instructor Pilot of the Year (VFA-106) and was peer-selected for the Navy and Marine Corps Association Leadership Award (VFA-143).


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