Mr. Donald E. Miller

Command Executive Officer, Army Reserve Aviation Command

Mr. Donald E. Miller currently serves as the Command Executive Officer with the Army Reserve Aviation Command, Ft Knox, Kentucky. In this position he is directly responsible for coordinating the operation of the Command and exercising control in the name of the Commanding General in such areas as training administration, supply, maintenance, public relations, resource management, recruiting, inspections, investigations, discipline, and liaison activities; additionally serving as advisor and consultant to the Commanding General on all policy matters relative to phases of both Army Reserve Programs and specific missions of the Command. He provides technical, administrative, and managerial direction, guidance and supervision to the functional directors, General, and Special staffs involving large, diverse, and complex functions resulting in a requirement for significant coordination, which relies on his ability to resolve complex and highly visible problems, and requiring seasoned technical judgment in all functional staff areas to assist the Commanding General in fulfilling all mission requirements.

Concurrent and previous to this position Mr. Miller served as an Armor Officer in the United States Regular Army, and Army Reserve obtaining the rank of Colonel, reaching the culminating positions as Brigade Commander for two separate and distinct Brigades within the Army Reserve and then serving as the G357 of the 80th Training Command from September 2011 – May 2015, prior to his retirement in May 2015.  He has also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in which he served as the Military Advisor to the Director Joint Staff, Iraqi Joint Headquarters, MNSTC-I JHQ-TT, Baghdad, Iraq.  He has served as a Commander in every level from Company to Brigade, and as an operations officer in every level from company through division to a US Army Reserve Training Command. He has honorably completed a total of 34 years of combined Active Army and Army Reserve service.

Additionally, he has held Civilian positions of increasing responsibility, beginning with serving as the Unit Administrative Technician and then the Unit Administrator with the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 97th ARCOM. Following this, he became the Staff Operations and Training Specialist (SOTS) for the 693rd Maintenance Battalion, 83rd ARCOM (with connected lineage to the current 83rd USARRTC). After this, he became the Supervisory Staff Administrator for 1st BDE (CAV), 100th DIV and then the Staff Operations and Training Officer for HQ, 100th DIV. Later he reached the position of Command Executive Officer (CXO) of the 100th Training Division (Leader Development) at Ft. Knox, Kentucky; a position he held for 17 years, before being promoted into the Army Reserve Aviation Command as the CXO since 12 November 2019. He has a combined civilian service time to the United States Army Reserve of over 35 years.

Mr. Miller is a graduate of the United States Army War College, Brigade/Battalion Pre-Command Course, Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Armor Officer Advanced Course, School of Cadet Command, Pre-Command Course (Company Level), Armor Officer Basic Course and Airborne School.  His civilian education includes Masters in Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College and a Bachelors in Science Degree in History from Cumberland College. 

His military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster) the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 2 campaign stars), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with M Device and Silver Hourglass), the Airborne Badge and the Retired Army Badge. His civilian awards include the Superior Civilian Service Award, Commanders Award for Civilian Service and the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.

He currently lives with his wife, Rosemary and their children in Waddy, Ky.