Maj. Gen. Ronald "Bruce" Miller is the 10th Air Force commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. His command includes all fighter, bomber, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, fighter and bomber flying-training missions, combat air operations battle staff, remotely-piloted aircraft, space and cyber units in the Air Force Reserve Command. When mobilized or used in a full-time capacity, these units provide capability to Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
General Miller received his commission through ROTC after graduating from the University of South Carolina where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and management. He entered pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona in 1983, and has since logged more than 3,300 hours as a command pilot. General Miller has served as a fighter squadron commander, deputy commander of an operations group, commander and vice commander of a wing and commander of an Air Expeditionary Task Force. He deployed in support of operations Deny Flight, Joint Forge, Enduring Freedom and Inherent Resolve.
Before assuming his current position, General Miller was the Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
1983 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration and Management, University of South Carolina
1987 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2005 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Joint Air and Space Operations Senior Staff Course, Hurlburt Field, Fla.
2008 Master of Business Administration, Strategic Leadership, Western Governor's University
2010 Joint Forces Reserve Orientation Course, Joint Forces Staff Command, Norfolk, Va.
2012 Joint Flag Officers Warfighting Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2014 Fellow, Capstone Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
1. May 1983 - June 1984, student, undergraduate pilot training, Williams AFB, Ariz.
2. July 1984 - September 1984, student, fighter lead-in training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. September 1984 - February 1985, student, A-10 Replacement Training Unit, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
4. February 1985 - March 1988, A-10 instructor and standardization and evaluation pilot, 74th Tactical Fighter Squadron, England AFB, La.
5. April 1988 - December 1988, OA-10 forward air controller and instructor pilot, 23rd Tactical Air Support Squadron, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
6. January 1989 - October 1990, OA-10 weapons and tactics officer, 602nd Tactical Air Control Wing, Davis-Monthan, AFB, Ariz.
7. August 1991 - March 1994, A-10 instructor pilot, 45th Fighter Squadron, Grissom AFB, Ind.
8. March 1994 - September 1999, A-10 instructor pilot and flight commander, 47th Fighter Squadron, Barksdale AFB, La.
9. October 1999 - July 2001, admissions liaison officer, 9001st Air Reserve Squadron, Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver
10. August 2001 - February 2004, air operations staff officer and Chief of Combat Operations Training, 10th Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas
11. March 2004 - March 2006, Commander, 706th Fighter Squadron, NAS JRB New Orleans, La.
12. March 2006 - December 2006, Deputy Commander, 917th Operations Group, Barksdale AFB, La.
13. December 2006 - December 2009, Vice Commander, 917th Wing, Barksdale AFB, La.
14. January 2010 - October 2010, Mobilization Assistant to the Director, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
15. October 2010 - October 2013, Commander, 301st Fighter Wing, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
16. October 2013 - April 2014, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, 1st Air Force, Tyndall AFB, Fla.
17. April 2014 - July 2015, Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, U.S. Air Forces Central Command, Southwest Asia (October 2014 - May 2015, Deputy Commander-Air, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait)
18. July 2015 - July 2016, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
19. July 2016 – May 2017, Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S Air Force, Washington, D.C.
20. May 2017 – Present, Commander 10th Air Force, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. May 2009 - October 2009, Battle Watch Director, European Plans and Operations Center, Headquarters US EUCOM, Patch Barracks, Germany, as a colonel
2. October 2014 - December 2014, Joint Air Component Coordination Element Director, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as a brigadier general
3. January 2015 - May 2015, Deputy Commander-Air, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, as a major general
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,350
Aircraft flown: A/OA-10, F-16, T-37 and T-38
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
Aerial Achievement Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with six oak leaf clusters
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 13, 1983
First Lieutenant May 13, 1985
Captain May 13, 1987
Major May 13, 1997
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 4, 2003
Colonel Jan. 26, 2007
Brigadier General Dec. 24, 2010
Major General March 26, 2015
(Current as of May 2017)