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Keesey R Miller

Self-employed Businessman and Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

Summary

I've been a successful engineer and leader on This includes multiple assignments working on Directed Energy programs. I'm adaptable and have demonstrated that I can work with diverse people and teams to plan, organize and integrate complex activities, both within the DoD and outside it. I can write for and brief decision-makers on technical issues so that they understand the key points. I am reliable. Many of my assignments involved work on numerous classified programs, including DoD compartmented programs

Work experience

20102018

Businessman

Self-employed

- Own and manage multiple rental properties. Manage business affairs and key decisions for family's interest in 75+ year-old cattle ranch

- Volunteer in church and the community

20072010

Commander

642nd Combat Sustainment Group

- Led 350-person Group managing $7B in development, repair and procurement programs

20042007

Staff Officer, Special Access Programs

Office of the Secretary of Defense (AT&L), Pentagon

- Key player in joint organization providing oversight of all DoD Special Access Programs

- Wrote and briefed senior officers and DoD officials numerous times, including to the Deputy SECDEF. Gained decisions for multiple complex technology issues for the F-35 and other critical DoD programs.

20042004

Student

NATO Defense College, Rome, Italy

- USAF senior level officer professional development

20012004

Test Force Director

Airborne Laser Program, Edwards AFB, CA

- Led 650-member USAF/contractor team integrating the YAL-1A Airborne Laser.

- Team built laser integration/test infrastructure where none existed; included an innovative system integration laboratory, optical clean room and chemical mixing facilities

19992001

Operations Officer and Commander

Classified Flight Test Squadron, Air Force Flight Test Center

- Led squadron to successfully execute high-priority tests for survivability, lethality and combat readiness of F-15, F-16, F-18, F-117 and B-2 aircraft

19981999

Student

Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell, AL

- USAF mid-level officer professional development and Master's degree

19951998

Program Manager

Airborne Laser Program Office, Kirtland AFB, NM

- Key member of team that oversaw two proprietary concept development projects for the Airborne Laser (ABL). Led team that evaluated competing contractor proposals for ABL test.

- Spearheaded multiservice/contractor effort to define and gain approval of 1st ABL test plan

- First deployer for teams to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Korea to fly instrumented aircraft and balloons to characterize optical turbulence in theater and validate ABL design criteria

19911995

Olmsted Scholar

USAF

Learned German language; studied at Heidelberg University; completed Stanford Master's 

19871991

Test Project Manager and Chief Engineer

Classified Programs, Air Force Flight Test Center

Led planning and execution of high risk testing for new configurations of classified aircraft and aircraft systems, including laser-guided weapons

19841987

Test Engineer and USAF Test Pilot School Student

6520 Test Group, Edwards AFB, CA

Solved complex technical problems and co-led testing for prototype F-20 aircraft and Global Positioning Systems

Education

Master's, Military Art & Science

Air Command and Staff College

Master's, International Policy Studies

Stanford University

Bachelor's, Aerospace Engineering

Texas A&M University

Summary

I've been successful supporting and leading development of technologies at a variety of maturity levels. This includes multiple assignments working on Directed Energy programs. I'm adaptable and have demonstrated that I can work with diverse people and teams to plan, organize and integrate complex activities, both within the DoD and outside it. I can write for and brief decision-makers on technical issues so that they understand the key points. I am reliable. Many of my assignments involved work on numerous classified programs, including DoD compartmented program