Lt. Gen. Austin Miller Named NATO Support Mission, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commander

Austin Miller

Lt. Gen. Austin Miller, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, has been promoted to the rank of general and assigned to lead the Resolute Support Mission of NATO and the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan.

President Donald Trump’s nomination of Miller for the new appointment and assignments was announced by Defense Secretary James Mattis, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Miller is currently based at the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Joint Special Operations Command Forward in Fort Bragg, N.C.

He was previously with the U.S. Army‘s Maneuver Center of Excellence as a commanding general after his service as a special assistant to the USSOCOM deputy commanding general and the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization’s director.

His military career includes deployments to combat operations such as in Afghanistan and Iraq and the Battle of Mogadishu and assignments across USSOCOM.

Miller instructed students at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning after his assignments to several command posts of the 2nd Infantry Division and the 75th Ranger Regiment.

He served as a platoon leader of the 82nd Airborne Division after completing the Ranger School course.

Miller was first commissioned as an infantry officer after his graduation from the U.S. Military Academy.

He completed programs at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Marine Corps War College and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.

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