Dennis M. Miller, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Executive Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He is responsible for providing direction in the operational test and evaluation planning, execution and reporting of more than 98 major programs valued at more than $907 billion being assessed at 17 different locations. Mr. Miller assists the AFOTEC commander as the senior interface between AFOTEC and major commands, other services, agencies, allied partners, industry and the scientific community.
Mr. Miller began his career in the U.S. Air Force. Throughout his active-duty Air Force and civilian career, Mr. Miller held various operational, acquisition and sustainment positions. During his active-duty period, Mr. Miller researched, developed, acquired, integrated, tested, evaluated and operated various space and missile systems including missile defense systems, Global Positioning System (GPS satellites, user equipment, ground systems), military satellite communications and ground systems, weather systems, Cheyenne Mountain programs, early warning radar systems, space control systems, Space-Based Infrared Satellite, research and development satellites and satellite command/control and operations.
Mr. Miller joined Missile Defense Agency as a civil servant in August 2007. He served as the Space Tracking and Surveillance System Program Element Manager and the Director for the Missile Defense Agency Space Development Center. He was responsible for providing a centralized, collaborative environment enabling space operations, development, testing, experiments and evaluations to exploit and integrate space sensor capabilities and data into the Ballistic Missile Defense System. He also served as the Director of Engineering and Technical Management for the Air Force Sustainment Center Operating Location Hill AFB, Utah. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Director of Engineering and Technical Management, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Operating Location Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. He most recently served as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering.
1981 Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo
1986 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
1990 Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
1993 Advanced Program Management Course, Defense Systems Management College, Fort Belvoir, Va.
1994 Distinguished graduate, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2001 Distinguished graduate, Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
1. January 1982 – May 1985, Systems Integration Engineer, 1000th Satellite Operations Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
2. May 1985 – January 1987, Graduate Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
3. January 1987 – January 1990, Milstar Mission Control Segment Test Manager, Headquarters Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
4. January 1990 – June 1993, Deputy Test Director, Milstar Mission Control and Multiservice Operations, Detachment 4 AFOTEC, Peterson AFB, Colo.
5. June 1993 – June 1994, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
6. June 1994 – June 1996, Chief, Plans and Resources Division, 46th Test Group, Holloman AFB, N.M.
7. June 1996 – May 1998, Chief, Space Operations and Policy, AF/TE, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
8. May 1998 – June 2000, Commander, 746th Test Squadron, 46th Test Group, Holloman AFB, N.M.
9. June 2000 – June 2001, Student, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
10. June 2001 – June 2002, Chief, System Engineering Division, Optical Surveillance System Program Office, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
11. June 2002 – June 2004, Program Director, Space Vehicle Operations, Space and Missile Systems Center, Detachment 12, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
12. June 2004 – April 2006, Commander, Detachment 4 AFOTEC, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
13. April 2006 – August 2007, Director, Space Systems, Camber Corporation, Colorado Springs, Colo.
14. August 2007 – April 2011, Director, Missile Defense Agency Space Experimentation Center, Schriever AFB, Colo.
15. April 2011 – March 2013, STSS Program Element Manager; Director, Missile Defense Agency Space Development Center, Shriever AFB, Colo.
16. March 2013 – April 2015, Director of Engineering and Technical Management, AFSC/EN Operating Location Hill AFB, Utah
17. April 2015 – July 2018, Director of Engineering and Technical Management, AFLCMC/EN-EZ Operating Location Hanscom AFB, Mass.
18. November 2017 – July 2018, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (Science, Technology & Engineering), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, The Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
19. July 2018 – present, Executive Director, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Kirtland AFB, N.M.
AWARDS AND HONORS
Distinguished Graduate, Naval War College
Distinguished Graduate, Air Command and Staff College
Distinguished Graduate, Air Force ROTC
Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
DoD Value Engineering Achievement Award
Missile Defense Agency Annual Team Technology Award
Missile Defense Agency Annual Star Award
Missile Defense Agency Annual Program Management Award
Space and Missile Defense Technical Achievement Award
Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Award
Systems, Plans, Research, Development and Engineering, Level III
Test and Evaluation, Level III
Program Management, Level III
(Current as of January 2019)