Breaking barriers: Miller nominated as AF Reserve's first 4-star Published Aug. 21, 2018 Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- Lt. Gen. Maryanne Miller was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for promotion to the rank of general Aug. 20. Miller will become the first Airman in the history of the Air Force Reserve to pin on a fourth star while actively serving. In 2016, she became the first female chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander of the Air Force Reserve Command. She joined the Air Force in 1981, a distinguished graduate of the ROTC program at Ohio State University. She is a command pilot with more than 4,800 flying hours in numerous aircraft. Prior to her current assignment, she was the deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve in Washington, D.C., commanded two wings and held numerous staff positions at the unit, Air Staff and Joint Staff levels. Miller will become the first reservist to lead Air Mobility Command, a total force mission supported by the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve.