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DR. MIKEL M. MILLER

Dr. Mikel M. Miller, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is the Senior Scientist for Position, Navigation and Time Technologies, Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He is AFRL’s principal scientific and technical adviser and primary authority for the technical direction of a broad, multi-disciplinary research and development portfolio encompassing all aspects of PNT science and technology.

Dr. Miller was born in Sioux City, Iowa. He earned his Air Force commission as a distinguished graduate of the Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1982 from North Dakota State University. He began his career as a satellite systems engineer assigned to the 1000th Satellite Operations Group at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Throughout his active-duty career he held numerous test, research and development, and program management positions. After earning his doctorate, he served as an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology until his retirement from the Air Force as a lieutenant colonel in 2003. Before his current position, Dr. Miller served as the Chief Scientist, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Florida.

During his career, Dr. Miller has authored/co-authored more than 60 journal articles, technical papers and documents and a NATO handbook on navigation technologies. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation and a past president. In addition, he served a two-year term as the Chairman of the Joint Service Data Exchange. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Miller is also an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at AFIT and Miami University of Ohio. Dr. Miller was appointed as a senior executive in June 2010. 


EDUCATION
1982 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering, North Dakota State University
1987 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
1998 Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical engineering, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

CAREER CHRONOLOGY
1. 1983 - 1986, satellite systems engineer and systems integration engineer, 1000th Satellite Operations Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2. 1986 - 1988, graduate student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1988 - 1992, program manager and test engineer, Global Positioning System Test and Evaluation, 6585th Test Group, Guidance Test Division, Holloman AFB, N.M.
4. 1992 - 1993, student, Education with Industry - Engineering Management Option, Honeywell, Inc., Military Avionics Division - Guidance and Navigation Operation, St. Petersburg, Fla.
5. 1993 - 1994, Chief, F-22 Plans and Integration Section, F-22 Systems Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1994 - 1998, doctoral student, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1998 - 2003, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 2001 - 2002, Chief, Electrical Engineering Division, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 2002 - 2003, acting Deputy Department Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. 2003 - 2005, team lead and principal/senior electronics engineer, Reference and Sensors and Receiver Applications Branch, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. 2006 - 2007, technical adviser, Reference Systems Branch, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. 2007 - 2009, Technical Director, Advanced Guidance Division, Munitions Directorate, AFRL, Eglin AFB, Fla.
13. 2009 - 2010, assistant to the acting Chief Scientist, Munitions Directorate, AFRL, Eglin AFB, Fla.
14. 2010 - 2011, Chief Scientist, Munitions Directorate, AFRL, Eglin AFB, Fla.
15. 2011 - 2011, Chief Technologist, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

16. 2011 - 2014, Chief Scientist, Munitions Directorate, AFRL, Eglin AFB, Fla.

17. 2014 – present, Senior Scientist, Position, Navigation and Time technologies, Sensors Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson, AFB, Ohio

AWARDS AND HONORS
Fellow, Institute of Navigation
Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation
Institute of Navigation, Burka Award for Best Journal Paper
Institute of Navigation, Distinguished Service Award
IEEE PLANS/Institute of Navigation Annual Meeting Best Track Paper
AFIT Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Brothers, Jr., Outstanding Volunteer Service Award
Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Sustained Community Service Award
Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Sustained Professional Society Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Voluntary Service Medal
AFROTC Distinguished Graduate

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Adjunct faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Miami University, Ohio
Adjunct faculty, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, AFIT, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow, Institute of Navigation
Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation
Joint Services Data Exchange
Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi Honorary Societies
Order of the Ring Engineering Society
Research Adviser, National Research Council

(Current as of October 2016)