Brig. Gen. Michael W. Miller is Assistant Surgeon General, Strategic Medical Plans, Programs and Budget, and Chief of the Medical Service Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Arlington, Va. As the Air Force Medical Service senior programmer, General Miller's key responsibilities are integrating, analyzing and defending the Defense Health Program and medical elements of Air Force funding for the Future Years Defense Program. General Miller is also responsible for the execution of the Air Force Medical Service's $5.8 billion annual budget as well as providing oversight to the medical facility program. The Medical Service supports the activities of 43,000 personnel serving 2 million beneficiaries through 75 medical treatment facilities worldwide. In his dual role as Chief of the Medical Service Corps, General Miller is the senior health care administrator in the Air Force and responsible for accessions, development and management of 1,100 health care administrative professionals in the corps.
General Miller was commissioned as a second lieutenant through Officer Training School in 1984. The first six years of his career were spent in the space and missile career field. He became a Medical Service Corps officer in the Air Force Reserve and re-entered active duty in 1993 as a Medical Services Corps officer.
General Miller has served at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command as the Chief of Financial Management in the Office of the Command Surgeon. He has also served at Headquarters U.S. Air Force as the Chief of Medical Manpower Division as well as the Deputy Assistant Surgeon General for Medical Plans and Programs. His commands include the 314th Medical Support Squadron at Little Rock AFB, Ark.; and the 82nd Medical Support Squadron and 82nd Medical Group at Sheppard AFB, Texas. Prior to his current assignment, General Miller served in the Office of the Surgeon General as the senior executive and Director of Staff. He is board certified and has achieved Fellow status with the American College of Healthcare Executives. General Miller has a Ph.D in Management with a specialization in Information Systems Management.
1981 Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, University of New Orleans, La.
1988 Master of Business Administration degree, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
1988 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1993 Health Services Administration Course, honor graduate, Sheppard AFB, Texas
1994 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1999 Air War College, by correspondence
2002 Master's degree in strategic studies, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2003 Fellow, Seminar XXI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2006 Military Health Care System Capstone Course, Washington, D.C.
2011 Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Walden University
1. September 1984 - February 1985, student, undergraduate missile training, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
2. February 1985 - August 1989, ICBM launch officer, instructor, evaluator and electronic warfare officer training officer, 321st Strategic Missile Wing, Grand Forks AFB, N.D.
3. August 1989 - August 1990, Evaluation Materials Program Manager, 3901st Strategic Missile Evaluation Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
4. August 1990 - December 1991, inactive Reserve, Air Reserve Component, Denver, Colo.
5. December 1991 - October 1993, administrator, 926th Medical Squadron, Naval Air Station New Orleans, La.
6. October 1993 - April 1995, squadron section commander, then associate administrator, 74th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. April 1995 - February 1996, Fellow, Financial Management, Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. February 1996 - June 1997, Chief, Financial Management, Office of the Command Surgeon, AFMC, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. June 1997 - July 1999, Commander, 314th Medical Support Squadron, and administrator, 314th Medical Group, Little Rock AFB, Ark.
10. August 1999 - July 2001, Commander, 82d Medical Support Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas
11. July 2001 - June 2002, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
12. June 2002 - March 2003, Chief, Medical Manpower Division, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Bolling AFB, D.C.
13. April 2003 - July 2005, Deputy Assistant Surgeon General, Medical Plans and Programs, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Bolling AFB, D.C.
14. August 2005 - January 2007, Commander, 82nd Medical Group, Sheppard AFB, Texas
15. January 2007 - April 2009, senior executive and Director of Staff, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
16. April 2009 - present, Assistant Surgeon General, Strategic Medical Plans, Programs and Budget, and Chief of the Medical Service Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Arlington, Va.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal with bronze star
1981 Outstanding political science graduate, University of New Orleans
1987 Blanchard Trophy winner, SAC Missile Combat Competition
1987 Best missile crew and best operations team, SAC Missile Combat Competition
1988 First in class of 97 squadron graduates and outstanding contributor, Squadron Officer School
1988 Commandant's Trophy finalist, Squadron Officer School
1993 Class Valedictorian, Health Services Administration Course
2000 Commitment to Service Award, AETC
2005 Commitment to Excellence Award, AETC
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Sept. 21, 1984
First Lieutenant Sept. 21, 1986
Captain Sept. 21, 1988
Major April 19, 1993
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 1, 1997
Colonel July 1, 2002
Brigadier General Aug. 3, 2009
(Current as of September 2011)