Jim Miller, Principal Editor of GlobalWonk
Served the President of the United States in a Continuity of Government role with the primary responsibility of maintaining connectivity to the National Military Command Center. The system is designed to preserve National Command Authority in the event of an attack.
Awarded Joint Meritorious Unit Award, as a member of the White House Communications Agency, for providing unparalleled secure communications support to the President of the United States, his senior advisors, and foreign policy team, during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. .
Traveled domestically and abroad, acting as a “Presidential Roadie”, in support of the President in the roles of Chief Executive, Head of State, and Commander in Chief.
Awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for outstanding support of the President at the last ever U.S./Soviet Summit in Moscow, U.S.S.R. We departed ten days before the failed coup that brought about the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Served with the 2nd Infantry Division (Second to None) on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in South Korea. Participant in the annual Team Spirit exercise; simulating fallback to the Pusan perimeter, augmentation of troops from CONUS, and resumption of offensive operations northward.
Served in the 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) at Ft. Riley, Kansas. Participated in Return of Forces Germany (REFORGER) exercise which deployed two additional U.S. Army heavy divisions to simulate reinforcing armed response to a Warsaw Pact invasion of Western Europe. Awarded the Commanding General’s Red Chip Award.
Served three years in the 1st Armored Division, stationed in West Germany. Experienced the tumultuous summer and fall of 1989 that changed the world and rolled back the Iron Curtain.
Completed United States Army’s Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Noncommissioned Officer’s training course, and the U.S. Depratment of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness’ Risk and Threat Assessment for Weapons of Mass Destruction training.
Played the role of a member of the Japanese government in The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy’s SIMULEX. This exercise simulated geopolitical conflict stemming from a Sino – Japanese dispute over oil drilling rights beneath the bed of the East China Sea.
Participated in the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) and The Fletcher School’s 36th Annual Conference on National Security Policy. Topic was Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Forces in 21st Century Deterrence: Implementing the New Triad. Conference discussed options for implementing recommendations from the 2001 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).
Performed extensive due dilligence investigations and vulnerability and risk assessments for a global high-technology company prior to engaging in offshore development in India and China.
Member of the President’s Circle, and the China Roundtable, at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Member of the New Analysts in International Security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Appointed Director of Communications for the Cold War Veterans Association – Midwest Region.