John Miller is the Director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Army’s premier laboratory for basic and applied research and analysis. ARL conducts research and analysis in weapons and materials, sensors and electron devices, computational and information sciences, human research and engineering, vehicle technology, and survivability and lethality analysis. ARL’s Army Research Office executes the Army extramural basic research program in scientific and engineering disciplines. The Laboratory consists of approximately 2000 military and civilian employees with an annual revenue of over $1B. Under Mr. Miller’s leadership, the laboratory has received numerous awards and recognition, including two Research Laboratory of the Year Awards (2004 and 2006), and 10 Army Greatest Invention Awards (2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006). From 1992 until his assignment as ARL Director in March 2003, Mr. Miller served in a number of management and leadership positions in ARL.
He was the ARL Associate Director for Plans, Programs and Budget with responsibility for strategic and operational planning, revenue allocation, and program formulation and direction. He held positions as Division Chief, Deputy Director and Director of the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate where he was responsible for directing basic and applied research in sensors and signal and image processing technologies. From 1971 through 1992, Mr. Miller held positions as Project Engineer, Branch Chief, and Deputy Laboratory Director of the U.S. Army Harry Diamond Laboratories.
During this time he was responsible for research and development in radar fuzing, telemetry, battlefield radars, and automatic target recognition. From 1969 through 1971, Mr. Miller was a Project Engineer at the Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Company where he was responsible for design of components for advanced turbofan engines for the F14 and F15 aircraft. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Maryland. He is a past recipient of the U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Award (1980), the Army Superior Civilian Service Award (2003), and Presidential Rank Award (2007).