12 February 2012
President Nominates Capt Kirby Miller, USNR, for Rear Admiral (Lower Half)
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced Thursday, February 9, 2012 that the President has made the following nomination:
A Senior Analyst for Power Ten, Inc., Navy Reserve CAPT Kirby D. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). Miller is currently serving as Chief of Staff, Naval Air System Command Reserve Program, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
A native of Bellevue, WA, Captain Kirby Miller graduated from Washington State University in December 1984. In 1986 he received his naval flight officer wings and reported to Fighter Squadron 124 for training in the F-14A Tomcat. He earned his graduate degree in International Relations from Troy State University in 1993.
Miller’s fleet assignments included the stand-up of VF-191 Satan’s Kittens and deployments with VF-154 Black Knights embarked aboard USS Constellation (CV 64) and USS Independence (CV 62) and as the Combat Operations Officer, CVW-8, embarked aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Miller’s shore assignments include Training Squadron 86 in Pensacola, FL and as a reservist with the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD, where he served as the Commanding Officer of the Combat Aircraft Survivability and Threat Lethality (CASTL) mission.
In 2004, Miller deployed with the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing to Al Asad, Iraq, as the Joint Combat Assessment Team (JCAT) Officer in Charge supporting aircraft shoot down forensic analysis. He deployed again in 2007, this time for one year with the Army as the JCAT Liaison Officer, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, securing a CENTCOM Request For Forces ensuring JCAT support in support of ongoing Overseas Contingency Operations. He assumed his current responsibilities as Chief of Staff, NAVAIR Reserve Program, in August 2010.
Miller’s awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4) and various other campaign and service awards. Miller’s command was the unprecedented two-time winner of the RADM Hugh Smith Award as NAVAIR Reserve Program Unit of the Year. He has accumulated over 2,000 accident-free hours in various Navy jets including the F-14A Tomcat, T-39N Sabreliner and T-2C Buckeye.
Power Ten, Inc. congratulates Capt Miller on his nomination for this position.