Brigadier General Johnny R. Miller assumed duties as
Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Illinois National Guard in
January 2011. He assists the Adjutant General in the command and
control of the units of the Illinois Army National Guard.
General Miller was commissioned in 1984 in the Illinois Army National Guard, through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, Early Commissioning Program, Wentworth Military Academy, Lexington, Missouri.
He is both armor and field artillery branch qualified. General Miller's assignments include company commander, battalion S1 and S3, battalion executive officer, battalion commander, brigade plans and operations officer, brigade executive officer, brigade commander, and Illinois Joint Staff - J3. General Miller
has deployed twice, in 2003 stateside in support of Operation Noble Eagle and in 2009 as the senior liaison officer with the Polish Task Force White Eagle to Afghanistan. General Miller served on Active Duty in Germany with the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division from 1986-1989.
General Miller's professional military education includes U.S. Army War College, Master of Arts, Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania in 2007. General Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois in 1986.
General Miller's military awards and decorations include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (1 Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Bronze Hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 2), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, NATO Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Medal of Freedom (Numeral 2), Illinois Long and Honorable Service Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), Illinois Military Attendance Ribbon (Numeral 11), Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon (Numeral 2), Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland (not worn), Polish Army Medal in Silver.
General Miller is a life member of the National Guard Association of United States, National Guard Association of Illinois, United States Field Artillery Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Southern Illinois University Alumni Association and United States Army War College Alumni Association.
As a civilian, General Miller is the Business Excellence Site Facilitator for Dyno-Nobel Incorporated’s Wolf Lake, Illinois facility. The facility is a manufacturer of commercial explosive initiation systems for the mining and construction industry. He is responsible for coordinating and planning programs, training, and activities to support the transformation of the facility into a World Class Organization.
As of April 2014
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