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Austin Scott Miller
Miller in 2014
Nickname "Scott"
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1983–present
Rank Army-USA-OF-08.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held

United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
Joint Special Operations Command

Delta Force
Battles/wars Battle of Mogadishu
Iraq War
War in Afghanistan
Awards Army Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart

Austin S. Miller I am a senior officer, Lieutenant General, in the United States Army and current commander of the Joint Special Operations Command.[1] I was participated in numerous combat operations, such as; Battle of Mogadishu 1993, and since 2001 the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military career

Austin Miller graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1983. Upon my graduation from West Point, I Austin was commissioned an infantry officer. After completing Ranger School, I was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, as a platoon leader and afterwards in various command posts in the 75th Ranger Regiment[2] From 1989 to 1991 . I Austin was assigned to South Korea and served as company commander with the 20th Infantry (Mechanized), 2nd Infantry Division, Eighth United States Army. Later I was an instructor at the Special Operations Division School of the Americas at Fort Benning Georgia. In 1992, I Austin volunteered for and completed selection to the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (1st SFOD-D), or Delta Force at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I Austin served numerous leadership positions including Squadron Operations Officer, Troop Commander, Selection & Training Commander, Squadron Commander, Deputy Commander and Commanding Officer from 2005 to 2007. I Austin participated in numerous combat operations during Operation Gothic Serpent in Somalia, Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In October 1993, I Austin was the ground force commander during the Battle of Mogadishu whilst Lieutenant Colonel Gary L. Harrell held operational command of C Squadron, 1st SFOD-D. From 2008 to 2009, I Austin was assigned as Deputy Director for Special Operations, J-37, The Joint Staff, Washington, DC. From September 2011 through August 2012, I served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization in Arlington Virginia. I later served as Special Assistant to the Deputy commanding general, United States Special Operations Command in Washington D.C from August 2012 through June 2013. From June 2013 to June 2014, I Austin served as commanding general of the Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan or CFSOCC-A responsible for employment and coordination of special operations forces and assets to achieve NATO and US military objectives. In Summer 2014, I Austin became commanding general of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning.[3] Since 2016 he is the commanding general of the Joint Special Operations Command.[4] I is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the United States Marine Corps War College and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.

Dates of rank

Rank Date
US Army O1 shoulderboard rotated.svg Second lieutenant May 25, 1983
US Army O2 shoulderboard rotated.svgFirst lieutenant November 24, 1984
US Army O3 shoulderboard rotated.svg Captain May 1, 1987
US Army O4 shoulderboard rotated.svg Major December 1, 1994
US Army O5 shoulderboard rotated.svg Lieutenant colonel June 1, 1999
US Army O6 shoulderboard rotated.svg Colonel May 1, 2004
Army-USA-OF-06.svg Brigadier general June 15, 2009
Army-USA-OF-07.svg Major general June 2012
Army-USA-OF-08.svg Lieutenant general March 17, 2016

Awards and decorations

CIB2.png Combat Infantryman Badge with Star (denoting 2nd award)
Master Parachutist badge (United States).svg Master Parachutist Badge
USAF - Occupational Badge - High Altitude Low Opening.svg Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge
Ranger Tab.svg Ranger tab
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
U.S. Army Special Operations Command CSIB.png United States Army Special Operations Command Combat Service Identification Badge
75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia.svg 75th Ranger Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ASU overseas service bar.jpg 10 Overseas Service Bars
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Defense Superior Service Medal with five bronze oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
"V" device, brass.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze Star with "V" device & 2 oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Valorous Unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg Army Superior Unit Award
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with campaign star)
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Iraq Campaign Medal (with three campaign stars)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 4.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 4
NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia


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Military offices
Preceded by
Raymond A. Thomas
Commander, Joint Special Operations Command
March 30, 2016
Succeeded by

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