Vice Admiral John W. Miller

Consultant and Policy Advisor

Vice Admiral John W. “Fozzie” Miller, U.S. Navy (Retired), is a consultant, policy advisor, and speaker based in Washington, DC. In 2015, Miller retired from the U.S. Navy after serving as the commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, which he concurrently served as commander of Combined Maritime Forces and commander of the United States Fifth Fleet.

Miller was designated a naval flight officer in 1980. From 1990-91, he was a White House Fellow as special assistant to the administrator of NASA. Prior to serving as a White House Fellow, he was assigned as the leadership section head at the U.S. Naval Academy. Miller held numerous commands in the U.S. Navy including: VF-142; VF-101; USS Dubuque (LPD 8); USS Juneau (LPD 10); USS Constellation (CV 64); USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67); Carrier Strike Group 11; and the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. After promotion to rear admiral, he spent a considerable amount of time focusing on the Middle East, serving as deputy commander to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/United States Fifth Fleet and deputy director of Strategy, Plans, and Policy (J5); chief of staff of U.S. Central Command; and commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces. In 2015, Miller received the Distinguished Service Medal. He has appeared on Fox News and ABC News and in Defense News and The New York Times. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy, is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, and holds an MA in international relations from Salve Regina University.