Army Announces Maj. Gen. Miller's Retirement
July 31, 2006
Today at a ceremony in the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, special assistant to the Director of the Army Staff, retired from the United States Army following 34 years of selfless service to the Nation – including overseas assignments in Germany, Korea, Cuba and Iraq.
Maj Gen. Miller “has served wherever and whenever our Army has needed him,” said Gen. Richard A. Cody, vice chief of staff of the Army. “The thread that runs through his experiences – in his service as a trainer, teacher, action officer, director, commander, father and husband is clear: he is a role model, innovator, and a leader. He has proven himself a versatile, adaptive “pentathlete” - well before we knew what that phrase meant.”
Maj. Gen. Miller entered the Army as a second lieutenant from Ohio State University in December 1971 as a Field Artillery officer. He has served with the 8th Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division and commanded at the battalion and brigade level with 7th Infantry Division and the 101st Air Assault Division respectively.
After serving as the Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, Maj. Gen. Miller had the opportunity to support the global war on terrorism as both the Commander, Joint Task Force – Guantanamo, United States Southern Command, Cuba, Operation Enduring Freedom and Deputy Command General (Detainee Operations) Multi-National Force – Iraq/Commanding General, Task Force 134 (the task force supervising detainee operations), Operation Iraqi Freedom.
“In recent years, our Army asked Geoff Miller to tackle two of the toughest jobs in the Global War on Terror,” said Cody. “He responded to each of these challenges with determination and conviction.”
“The last five years have offered me the opportunity to help this Nation win the Global War On Terror,” Miller said. “Leading a joint task force in Guantanomo Bay where great Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, the Coast Guard, and our dedicated civilians who came together to do one of the most difficult missions,” he said. “They made our country safe and helped save American lives.
“Finally in Iraq as the commander of Task Force 134, where I served with a great group of Soldiers willing to do the heavy lifting of detaining suspected insurgents and developing critical intelligence to help win the war,” Miller said. “This group of great Americans shouldered the additional responsibilities of putting right this mission for the Nation.”
Maj. Gen. Miller’s awards include seven Legions of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster) and Defense Distinguished Service Medal. He has earned his Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California in Education Administration.
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