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NFA JROTC and Science Honor Society Scholars Learn From NFA Alumnus, Brigadier General
NFA JROTC and Science Honor Society scholars receive a visit from Brigadier General David Miller to talk to students about STEM career opportunities. General Miller graduated from NFA in 1989. He is currently assigned to Air Force Space Command and has a fascinating background in missiles, satellite launches and space operations. Brig. Gen. Miller visited students in both NFA Main and NFA North to speak with students about STEM opportunities, especially those related to space.
Joined by Brigadier General David Miller were Joan E. Thompson, Lt Col, USAF, Deputy Chief, AFSPC Senior Leader Management. Kenyatta H. Ruffin, Lt Col, USAF from the Air Force Personnel Center, Randolph AFB, Tx spoke to students about personnel opportunities in the Air Force.
More about Brigadier General David Miller:
Brig. Gen. David N. Miller Jr. is the Director of Plans, Programs and Financial Management, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. As the Command’s Chief Financial Officer, Planner and Programmer, General Miller is responsible for a $10 billion Operations & Maintenance, and Investment budget that provides agile, integrated and resilient space and cyberspace capabilities for the joint force and the nation. His 120-person team provides resource planning, programming and budget execution; develops the Space Program Objective Memorandum; provides Financial Planning, Accounting and Audit Services, for over 30,000 space personnel. He is also responsible for overseeing the planning, programming and budget execution for the Command's Special Access Program and security activities.
General Miller entered the Air Force in 1993 and is a graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, Penn. He has commanded America’s Airmen at the wing, group and squadron level and has held a range of operational leadership and staff positions to include Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile senior evaluator, Space-Based Infrared System Weapons and Tactics Flight Commander, Air Staff Space Control Division Chief, Joint Space Operations Center Combat Operations Division Chief, Military Assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force, and the Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Iraqi Ministry of Interior.
Prior to his current position, he was the commander of the 460th Space Wing, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. The wing ensures combat-ready Airmen provide warning, surveillance and installation operations for the U.S. and its allies. In addition to its global responsibilities, the wing hosts more than 95 tenant organizations and over 14,000 people on the installation.
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