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Col 179AW Commander COLONEL ALLISON MILLER

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Col. Allison Miller is the Commander, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. She is responsible to the Ohio Adjutant General for Air to ensure the wing's 1,100 airmen and assets are ready to deploy in support of our communities, state and nation for the national defense, homeland security, humanitarian and disaster relief missions they serve.

Prior to assuming her current position, Col. Miller served as the Director of Safety, Air National Guard. She was responsible for managing all ANG Ground, Flight, Weapons, and Space Safety programs for 90 flying and mission support units, encompassing over 105,700 members. She was the principal advisor to the Director, ANG and the ANG Readiness Center Commander for all safety issues. She provided guidance and assistance to all ANG field units regarding the development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, directives, instructions and procedures.

Col. Miller originally joined the Alabama ANG in 1996 and commissioned as a distinguished graduate, through the Academy of Military Science, Knoxville, TN in 1997. Serving 20 years in the ALANG prior to transferring to the OHANG, she served as a KC-135R instructor pilot, the Chief of Wing Safety for the 117 Air Refueling Wing and Chief of Scheduling for the 106 Air Refueling Squadron.  Col. Miller is currently a qualified C-130H pilot.

Col. Miller has served in Operations NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, INHERENT RESOLVE, and sat Alpha Alert in support of Homeland Defense. In 2011, Col Miller transitioned from traditional guardsman and commercial airline pilot to Active Guard Reserve in the Air National Guard. Colonel Miller is a decorated pilot with a diverse background comprised of over 2,300 military flying hours (including 400 combat hours) and 3,000 civilian flying hours.

EDUCATION
1993 Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management and Flight, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 1997 Academy of Military Science, Distinguished Graduate, Knoxville, Tenn.

2003 Squadron Officer School, Non-residence course, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.

2012 Air Command and Staff College, Non-residence course, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.

2013 Masters of Military Operational Art and Science degree, Highest Academic Distinction, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.

2014 Air War College, Air Reserve Component Seminar, Knoxville, Tennessee and Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  1. December 1997 - December 1998, Student, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, 14th Flying Training Wing, Columbus AFB, Miss.

  2. January 1999 - April 1999, Student, KC-135R initial training, Altus AFB, Okla.

  3. April 1999 - June 2010, KC-135R Copilot, Aircraft Commander, 106th Air Refueling Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard, Birmingham, Ala.

  4. June 2010 - October 2011, Command Post Officer, 117th Air Refueling Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, Birmingham, Ala.

  5. October 2011 - October 2014, Chief of Scheduling, Instructor Pilot, Squadron Flying Safety Officer, 106th Air Refueling Squadron, Alabama Air National Guard, Birmingham, Ala.

  6. October 2014 -  February 2016, Chief of Wing Safety, 117th Air Refueling Wing, Alabama Air National Guard, Birmingham, Ala

  7. February 2016 - January 2018, Director, Safety, NGB, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  8. January 2018 - Present, Commander, 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Rating:  Command Pilot

Flight hours: More than 2300, including 400 combat hours Aircraft Flown:  T-37, T-1, KC-135R, KC-135T

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf cluster

Air Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Aerial Achievement Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Iraq Campaign Medal with one oak leaf cluster

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border and one oak leaf cluster

Air Force Longevity Service with four oak leaf clusters

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 8 ‘M’ devices

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon Air Force Training Ribbon NATO medal

Alabama National Emergency Service Medal

Alabama Faithful Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission (ASSEC), appointment by the Governor of Alabama

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1997

First Lieutenant Nov. 20, 1999

Captain Nov. 20, 2001

Major Nov. 22, 2005

Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 22, 2012

Colonel Sept. 15, 2016

 

(Current as of January 2019)

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