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Captain James Miller

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Contact Information

(719) 333-3190

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Bio

Captain James W Miller is an Assistant Professor of electrical and computer engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. He is responsible for educating future Air force leaders on basic electrical engineering concepts as well as power systems. Additionally he leads a diverse research capstone team focused on identifying and preventing cyber-attacks on networked critical infrastructure.

Capt Miller was commissioned in 2009 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. He was then a graduate of the Civil Engineering Officer Technical School, and continued to his first duty station with the 60th Civil Engineering Squadron at Travis Air Force Base in California. As a Lieutenant he was briefly a Project Programmer before becoming the Officer in Charge of Service Contracts. In 2011 he was deployed to Afghanistan as the Detachment Officer in Charge and Lead Engineer of Regional Construction Team 8 at Camp Leatherneck. Following his deployment he served as the Chief of Asset Optimization as well as the Energy manager for all of Travis Air Force Base. Captain Miller was then selected to attend the Air Advisor Academy and subsequently joined the 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron in the 621st Contingency Response Wing. Here he advised South and Central American partner nations on matters concerning power infrastructure and renewable energy.

Education

Master of Science degree, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2016)

Air Advisor Academy, McGuire AFB, New Jersey (2012)

Squadron Officers School, by correspondence (2011)

Management 101: Introduction to being a Civil Engineering Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (2010)

Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (2010)

Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical Engineering, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado (2009)

Professional Experience

Division Executive Officer and Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dean of Faculty, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado (2016–Present)

Graduate Researcher, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (2014–2016)

Executive Officer, 571 CRG, Travis AFB, California (2013–2014)

Deputy Readiness Flt CC/ Electrical Engineer, 571 MSAS, Travis AFB, California (2012-2013)

Air Advisor/ Electrical Engineer, 571 MSAS, Travis AFB, California (2012)

Energy Manager/Chief of Asset Optimization, 60 CES , Travis AFB, California (2012)

RCT – 8 Lead Engineer, 577 EPBG, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan (2011-2012)

OIC Service Contracts, 60 CES, Travis AFB, California (2010-2011)

Project Programmer, 60 Civil Engineering Squadron, Travis AFB, California (2009-2010)

Honors & Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal

Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal

National Defense Service Medal

NATO Medal