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Sergeant Major, Marine Air Control Group 48 Sergeant Major Keith T. Miller
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Sergeant Major Miller a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, joined the Marine Corps on 28 April 1990.  Upon completion of recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC., Private First Class Miller reported to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49 (MALS-49) in Willow Grove, PA.  PFC Miller was promoted to Lance Corporal in February 1991 and attended the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center in Dam Neck, VA for MOS training.  After the completion of school, he returned to MALS-49 and worked as an Intelligence Specialist.  In January 1993, LCpl Miller was promoted to Corporal and attended SERE school at NAS Brunswick, ME.  Later that year, he graduated from Allentown College of St Francis de Sales with a degree in Criminal Justice.

In October 1995, Sergeant Major Miller was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and transferred to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772 (HMH-772).  Sgt Miller served as the Intelligence Chief for the CH-53E helicopter squadron, located at NAS Willow Grove, PA, for the next 13 years.  He provided the squadron with necessary intelligence training, current event briefs and mission briefing and debriefing.  Sgt Miller was promoted to Staff Sergeant in January 1998 and continued to support the squadron with intelligence training and participated in annual training exercises that included Amphibious Operations Training at NAB Coronado, CA, and Battle Griffin at Vaernes Air Base Norway with other NATO Countries.

In January 2002, SSgt Miller was activated and deployed with HMH-772 to MCAS New River, NC.  He attached to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263), and became part of the Air Combat Element (ACE) for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU).  SSgt Miller worked as the senior intelligence analyst, providing invaluable intelligence training.  In August 2002, he deployed with the 24th MEU as part of the NASSAU Amphibious Readiness Group, as the Intelligence Detachment Chief and Squadron Gunnery Sergeant for the ACE component aboard the USS Austin.  SSgt Miller provided intelligence support for the ACE during exercises in several countries to include Kosovo, Djibouti, Kenya, United Arab Emirates, and Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.  He transferred back to HMH-772 upon his return to CONUS, where he continued to serve as the Intelligence Chief.  SSgt Miller returned to NAS Willow Grove, PA in October 2003.

In July 2008, he was promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and was assigned the collateral duty of Squadron Gunnery Sergeant and continued to work as the Intelligence Chief.

In March 2009, HMH-772 was again activated in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.  GySgt Miller prepared the Intelligence section and the squadron for deployment to Afghanistan.  He was selected for First Sergeant in mid-March, remained on orders assisting in the pack out and loading of all gear and personnel, until completion.  On 28 May 2009, he was frocked to First Sergeant, demobilized, detached from HMH-772 and was transferred to Battery G, 3d Battalion, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division, West Trenton, NJ, as the Battery First Sergeant.

From June 2009 to July 2012, First Sergeant Miller served as the 1stSgt for Battery G, providing guidance to the Commanding Officer, working with and mentoring Officers and Staff Non-Commissioned Officers of the unit, as well as provided innovative methods in improving the overall training for personnel of the battery.  In June 2012, he was detached from the Battery, and transferred to Headquarters Company, 25th Marines, 4th Marine Division, in Ft. Devens, MA and assumed the duties of Company 1stSgt.

From August 2012 to May 2014, he served as the HQ Company 1stSgt, 25th Marine Regiment.  During his tenure, he provided key guidance and direction to the Commanding Officer, as well as worked with the Officers and senior Staff Non-Commissioned Officers of the company.  In May 2014, 1stSgt Miller was frocked to his current rank of Sergeant Major and was assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 473 (MWSS-473) in Miramar, CA.

From June 2014 to February 2017, Sergeant Major Miller served as the Squadron SgtMaj for MWSS-473.  During his tenure, he provided the Commanding Officer with guidance to over 600 Marines across three geographically dispersed sites, ensuring an inventive training regimen was in place that enabled the squadron to contribute to exercises ITX in 29 Palms, CA and the building of an extended airfield on Kodiak Island in Old Harbor, Alaska, and several other events until he was slated as the Group Sergeant Major for Marine Air Control Group-48 in Naval Station Great Lakes, IL.

Additionally, Sergeant Major Miller is employed as a Special Investigator for Medicare/Medicaid insurance fraud with AmeriHealth Caritas in Philadelphia, PA. 

Sergeant Major Miller’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal in lieu of 3rd award, Selected Marine Corps Reserve Medal in lieu of 7th Award, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/ Silver hourglass and ‘M’ devices. 

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