Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas J. Miller commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Transportation, Branch Detailed Infantry, from Texas Tech University in 2003.
Following graduation from Infantry Officer Basic Course, LTC Miller volunteered for service in the 81st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Washington State National Guard, serving as a Mechanized Platoon Leader in Bravo Company 1-161th Infantry in Baghdad, Iraq. Upon returning from deployment, he was assigned to the 45th Sustainment Brigade at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he deployed as the Support Operations Transportation Officer serving in Q-West, Iraq. After redeployment, he attended the Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, VA. He was subsequently assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin, CA, where he served as the Assistant Regimental S4 before his assignment as Troop Commander for Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR. After Company Command, LTC Miller completed his Master’s degree in Managerial Logistics from the School of Transportation at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. He then was assigned to the 2nd Brigade 1st Armored Division as the 47th Brigade Support Battalion Operations Officer. LTC Miller then attended the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. After graduation, LTC Miller was selected to serve as the Director of the Logistics Captains Career Course within the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, VA.
He then served as Executive Officer for the 71st Transportation Battalion, followed by Brigade Operations Officer for the 59th Ordnance Brigade. LTC Miller was then assigned to the US TRANSPORTATION COMMAND, where he served as the EUCOM/AFRICOM/SOCOM Joint Mobility Officer supporting all DOD service transportation requirements into the EUCOM Area of Operations. He then served as the CENTCOM Branch Chief, leading USTRANSCOM’s Operational Planning Group in closing US and Coalition operations in Afghanistan and the Afghanistan Non-Combatant Evacuation of more than 120,000 civilians.
Lieutenant Colonel Miller’s awards include the Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4th award) the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Award (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon. He has also been awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and the Parachutist Badge.