Christopher C Miller Wiki – Christopher C Miller Biography
Christopher C Miller is an American Department of Defense official who serves as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, a role to which he was confirmed by the Senate by voice vote on August 6, 2020. He was named Acting Secretary of Defense by President Donald Trump on November 9, 2020, following Trump’s firing of Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
He attended Iowa City High School, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from George Washington University in 1987. He was awarded the Gardiner G. Hubbard Memorial Award in U.S. History for having the highest grade point average of his class. He later received a Master of Arts in national security studies from the Naval War College of National Defense University in 2001. He also graduated from the Naval College of Command and Staff and the Army War College.
Christopher C Miller Age
Christopher C Miller is 55 years old.
Miller is an Army Veteran
Miller is an Army veteran and retired Army Special Forces officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to his DOD bio. Miller was commissioned in the Army as an infantry officer in 1987 after participating in R.O.T.C. while studying at George Washington University. He started his career in the Army in 1983 as an enlisted infantryman in the Army Reserve and served as a military policeman in the District of Columbia National Guard.
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During his time in the Army, in 1999, Miller was part of a pre-9/11 Army unit tasked with tracking down Osama Bin Laden, he told the Senate before his confirmation hearing to the director of the national counterterrorism role.
Miller moved to Special Forces in 1993, serving with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). According to the Department of Defense:
“Throughout his career, he served within other special operations organizations, culminating with command of the 2nd Battalion, 5th SFG(A). Mr. Miller participated in the initial combat operations in Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003, in addition to numerous follow-on deployments to both theaters, and has extensive inter-agency and joint special operations experience.”
Miller wrote in a Senate questionnaire before a confirmation hearing in August, “I have spent my entire adult life working national security issues at all levels of the United States Government. During the course of my career as an infantry officer and special forces operator, I received specialized training in, and became a recognized subject matter expert on, the collection, use, and oversight of intelligence at the tactical, operational, and strategical level for counterterrorism operations.”
Wife Kathryn Maag Miller, Children
Miller is married to Kathryn Maag Miller and lives with his wife in Burke, Virginia, according to the Department of Defense. He is the father of two grown daughters and a son, who is in college, the DOD says in his biography.
Miller said in his Senate confirmation questionnaire that he has never made political contributions. He said his wife, “is employed as an office manager for a health and environment lobbying organization. Her employment is unrelated to intelligence and national security issues.”
Miller said at his Senate hearing, “My wife graciously stood with me through this 32-year odyssey and raised our three children into magnificent adulthood. Their character, optimism for the future, and goodness are my motivation. They give me hope for the continued greatness of this wonderful experiment that is the United States of America.”