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Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering

Capt. Benjamin R. Miles


Senior Instructor & Capt., USMC
Office: Hopper Hall 226



Research Interests

Naval Weapons and Terminal Ballistics

Education & Training

  • M.S. in Physics, Naval Postgraduate School, 2020
  • B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013

Professional Experience

  • Senior Instructor, Department of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering, United States Naval Academy, 2020 - Present
  • Personal Security Detail Officer-in-charge, Task Force Lion, I MEF, Operation Inherent Resolve, 2017-2018
  • Company Executive Officer, Company A, 1st Tank Battalion, 2016-2017
  • Platoon Commander, Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal With Combat Device
  • Graduate with Distinction, Expeditionary Warfare School DEP
  • Commanding General’s Honor Roll, Basic Officer Course

Professional and Community Service

  • Officer Representative, Men’s Cross Country, USNA, 2022-Present
  • Officer Representative, Navy Endurance Team, USNA, 2021-2022
  • Senior Watch Officer, School of Engineering and Weapons, USNA, 2021-present

Significant Publications

  • S. Wang, J. Kline, B. Miles, and J. P. Hooper, “Reactive fragment materials made from an aluminum–silicon eutectic powder,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 128, no. 6, p. 065903, Aug. 2020.
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