Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller was born in Annapolis, Maryland, grew up in York, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981. He holds a Master of Science degree from the National Defense University, is a Syracuse University national security management fellow, and is a graduate of the Navy’s Nuclear Power Program.
His operational assignments include Training Squadron (VT) 19 in Meridian, Mississippi; Attack Squadron (VA) 56 aboard USS Midway (CV 41); Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 25 on USS Constellation (CV 64); Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 and Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 both aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69); executive officer of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70); commanding officer of USS Nashville (LPD 13); commanding officer of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and as a flag officer, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 2 participating in combat Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Resolve.
Miller’s shore tours include Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 5; aviation programs analyst (OPNAV N80); Strike Fighter Weapons School Atlantic; deputy director of naval operations at the Combined Air Operations Center during Operation Allied Force; Office of Legislative Affairs for the Secretary of Defense; Aircraft Carrier Requirements officer for Commander, Naval Air Forces; and flag officer tours in OPNAV as Director for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (N2N6F2); Assistant Deputy Chief Of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems (N9B); and most recently as Director, Air Warfare (N98).
He is entitled to wear the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal and other personal, unit and service awards.
Miller became Naval Aviation’s 8th “Air Boss” in January 2018.