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Lt Col LIEUTENANT COLONEL TODD D. MILLER

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Lieutenant Colonel Todd D. Miller is the Operations Group Commander for the 132d Wing, Des Moines Air National Guard Base, Iowa.  The 132d Operations Group includes the 124th Attack Squadron and 132d Operations Support Squadron flying the MQ-9 Reaper, RC-26, 168th Cyberspace Operations Squadron, and the Distributed Training Operations Center (DTOC).  

Lieutenant Colonel Todd Miller began his career in 1998 enlisting in the Iowa Air National Guard after being selected to become an F-16 pilot for the Wing.  He gained his commission the same year after attending the Academy of Military Science.  Lt Col Miller graduated from Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training in 2001 and F-16 FTU in Phoenix, Arizona in 2002.  Lt Col Miller has held the following positions flying the F-16: Chief of Training and Scheduling, Chief of Wing Plans and DTOC Assistant Director of Operations.  He has also served at the ANGRC Andrews AFB in A8 as the SPS Liaison.  Following the mission conversion to the MQ-9 Reaper Lt Col Miller was the first 124th Attack Squadron Director of Operations and then served as the 124th Attack Squadron Commander prior to his current assignment.

Lieutenant Colonel Miller is a Command Pilot with over 2,300 hours in the F16 C/D, F-16 C+, and MQ-9 and has flown over 500 combat hours in support of Operation NORTHERN WATCH, Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, and Operation COPPER DUNE.

 

Lt Col Miller is married to Jennifer and has three children Sydney, Lukas, and Isabella.

 

EDUCATION

 

1997 Bachelor of Arts Degree with Specialty in Biology, Luther College

2005 USAF Squadron Officer School, by correspondence

2008 USAF Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence

2018 USAF Air War College, by correspondence

 

ASSIGNMENTS

 

1.    Jan 00 - Feb 01, Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, TX

2.    Mar 01 - May 01, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Sheppard AFB, TX

3.    Jun  01 - Mar 02, F-16 Fighter Training Unit, Phoenix, AZ

4.    Mar 02 - Nov 08, F-16 Fighter Pilot, Des Moines ANGB, IA

5.    Nov 08 - Nov 11, Chief of Wing Plans, Des Moines ANGB, IA

6.    Dec 11 - Oct 12, Assistant Director of Operations, DTOC, Des Moines ANGB, IA

7.    Oct 12 - Apr 13, A8 and SPS Liaison, ANGRC, Andrews AFB, MA

8.    Apr 13 - Sept 13, Assistant Director of IT, DTOC, Des Moines ANGB, IA

9.    Oct 13 - Nov 15, 124th Attack Squadron Director of Operations, Des Moines ANGB, IA

10.  Nov 15 - Jan-18, Commander, 124th Attack Squadron Des Moines ANGB, IA

11.   Jan 18 - Present, Commander, 132d Operations Group, Des Moines ANGB, IA

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

 

Rating:  Command Pilot

Flight Hours: 2500+

Aircraft Flown: T-37B, T-38A, AT-38B, F-16A/B, F-16C/D, MQ-9

 

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

 

Meritorious Service Medal

 

Air Medal

 

Aerial Achievement Medal

 

Air Force Commendation Medal

 

Air Force Achievement Medal

 

Meritorious Unit Award

 

AF Outstanding Unit Award

 

Combat Readiness Medal

 

National Defense Service Medal

 

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

 

Iraq Campaign Medal

 

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

 

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

 

AF Overseas Ribbon Short

 

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

 

AF Longevity Service

 

Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 5 'M' Devices

 

AF Training Ribbon

Iowa National Guard State Service Ribbon

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Company Grade Officer of the Year, 2005

Operational Readiness Inspection, Superior Performer, 2006

SAV Outstanding Performer, 2011

 

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

 

Second Lieutenant                  Aug 20, 1999

First Lieutenant                      Aug 20, 2001

Captain                                    Aug 21, 2003

Major                                       Sept 26, 2007

Lt Colonel                                Nov 25, 2013

 

(Current as of 2 Oct 2018)