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Austin S. Miller
American Army general

Austin S. Miller

Austin S. Miller
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Intro American Army general
A.K.A. Scott Miller
Is Military personnel
From United States of America
Type Military
Gender male
Birth 15 May 1961, United States of America
Age 60 years
Star sign Taurus
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Austin Scott Miller (born May 15, 1961) is a United States Army general who currently serves as the commander of NATO's Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan. He previously served as the commander of Joint Special Operations Command from March 30, 2016 to August 2018. He has participated in numerous combat operations, such as the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, and, since 2001, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He assumed his current assignment on September 2, 2018.

Early life and education

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 15, 1961, Miller graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1983 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the United States Army.

Military career

After completing Ranger School, Miller was assigned a platoon in 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry (Airborne), 82nd Airborne Division. Afterwards he was a platoon leader with A Company, 2nd Battalion (Ranger), 75th Ranger Regiment from January 1986 to May 1987. Miller completed Infantry Officer Advanced Course in June 1989 and was assigned to South Korea as a Company Commander with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry (Mechanized), 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army. Later he was an instructor at the Special Operations Division School of the Americas at Fort Benning Georgia. In 1992, Miller completed the Delta selection course and was assigned to 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (1st SFOD-D), or Delta Force at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he held numerous leadership positions including squadron operations officer, troop commander, selection and training commander, A Squadron commander, as well as deputy commander and commanding officer from 2005 to 2007. Miller participated in numerous combat operations during Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia, Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In October 1993, Miller was the ground force commander during the Battle of Mogadishu while Lieutenant Colonel Gary L. Harrell held operational command of C Squadron, 1st SFOD-D.

From 2008 to 2009, Miller was assigned Deputy Director for Special Operations, J-37, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. From September 2011 through August 2012, he was special assistant to the Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization in Arlington, Virginia. He later was special assistant to the deputy commanding general, United States Special Operations Command in Washington D.C. from August 2012 through June 2013. From June 2013 to June 2014, Miller was commanding general of the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan, or CFSOCC-A, responsible for employment and coordination of special operations forces and assets to achieve NATO and US military objectives. In 2014, Miller became commanding general of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning. Since 2016, he is the commanding general of the Joint Special Operations Command. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Marine Corps War College, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.

On October 18, 2018, Miller was in the room at the governor's compound in southern Kandahar when a Taliban gunman shot Abdul Raziq. Miller was not harmed, but drew his sidearm during the shooting, waited until the wounded were attended, and flew out with the casualties afterward, which included Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley.

Dates of rank

Rank Date

Awards and decorations

Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with campaign star)
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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