Brig. Gen. David N. Miller Jr. is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia. He is responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Space Operations for formulating policy supporting operations, intelligence, sustainment, cyber and nuclear matters for the United States Space Force. Additionally, Brig. Gen. Miller determines capabilities and force generation requirements necessary to achieve national security objectives and implement defense strategy.
Brig. Gen. Miller entered the Air Force in 1993 and is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He has operational experience across space power disciplines and has held a range of operational leadership and staff positions. During his career Brig. Gen. Miller has commanded at the squadron, group and wing levels including the 2nd Range Operations Squadron, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; the 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colorado; and the 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Prior to his current position, Brig. Gen. Miller was the Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Arlington, Virginia.
1993 Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology and Sociology, Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.
1997 Squadron Officers School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1997 Master of Business Administration, with Honors, Regis University, Denver, Colo.
2001 U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Academic Award and Best Paper Honors, Nellis AFB, Nev.
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2005 Distinguished Graduate, Master of National Security and Strategic Studies, College of Naval Command and Staff, Naval War College, Newport, R.I.
2006 Master of Airpower Arts and Science, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2013 Distinguished Graduate, Master of Science, National Security Strategy, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2015 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2016 Enterprise Perspective Seminar, Alan Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
2017 China and East Asia Seminar, Alan Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
2018 Continuous Process Improvement for Executives, Institute for Defense Business, Durham, N.C.
2019 Euro-Zone/Mid-East-Asia Seminar, Alan Freed Associates, Washington, D.C.
1. July 1993–May 1994, Gold Bar Recruiter, AFROTC Det 485, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
2. May 1994–September 1994, Outstanding Performer, Undergraduate Missile Training, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
3. September 1994–September 1998, ICBM operator, Instructor and Senior Stan/Eval Crew Commander, 321st Missile Squadron and 90th Operations Group, F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.
4. September 1998–May 2000, Weapons and Tactics Flight Commander, 2nd Space Warning Squadron, Buckley Air National Guard Base, Colo.
5. May 2000–June 2001, Executive Officer, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
6. July 2001–December 2001, Student, U.S. Air Force Weapons School Space Division, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. December 2001–March 2002, Chief, Weapons and Tactics, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. March 2002–June 2005, Chief of Strategy Plans, Pacific Air Forces Air Operations Center and Legislative Liaison, PACAF Commander's Action Group, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
9. July 2005–June 2006, Student, College of Naval Command and Staff, Newport, R.I.
10. July 2006–June 2007, Student, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
11. June 2007–June 2008, Chief, Space Control Division, HQ Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
12. June 2008–August 2009, Chief, Combat Operations Division, 614 AOC/Joint Space Operations Center, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
13. September 2009–June 2011, Commander, 2nd Range Operations Squadron, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
14. June 2011–July 2012, Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
15. July 2012–June 2013, Student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
16. June 2013–June 2015, Commander, 21st Operations Group, Peterson AFB, Colo.
17. July 2015–August 2016, Senior Advisor to the PM’s Office and MoI, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq
18. August 2016–January 2018, Commander, 460th Space Wing, Buckley AFB, Colo.
19. January 2018–January 2020, Director, Plans, Programs and Financial Management, Headquarters, Air Force Space Command, and later, Headquarters, United States Space Force, Peterson AFB, Colo.
20. January 2020–January 2021, Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Dept. of the Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
21. February 2021–present, Assistant Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Operations, Cyber and Nuclear, United States Space Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
Minuteman III ICBM, DSP/SBIRS Crew Commander, Chief, Combat Operations, Air and Space Operations Center/Joint Space Operations Center, Operations Director / Forward Observer - Western Range, Space Control Crew Commander
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 2015–July 2016, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Interior, U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, as a colonel
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 29, 1993
First Lieutenant June 18, 1995
Captain June 18, 1997
Major Nov. 1, 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Sept. 1, 2007
Colonel July 1, 2012
Brigadier General Aug. 17, 2018
(Current as of February 2021)