Captain Tony Miller, USN
Naval Oceanographic Operations Command
Capt. Tony Miller is a native of Ellisville, Miss. He was commissioned in 1990 after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor’s degree in oceanography. After completing Surface Warfare Officer’s School in Newport, R.I., he reported as Damage Control Assistant aboard USS La Moure County (LST-1194). During this tour, he qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer, deployed to the Mediterranean Sea, and later served as First and Second Division Officer.
Capt. Miller transferred to USS Anzio (CG-68) in 1994, where he served as Navigator and completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf. Upon completion of this tour, he was redesignated as a Meteorology and Oceanography Officer and transferred to the Naval Oceanographic Office at Stennis Space Center, Miss., where he was assigned to the Warfighting Support Center.
In 1997, Capt. Miller reported as Officer in Charge of the Naval Pacific Meteorology and Oceanography Detachment, Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. In 1998, he transferred to the Naval Atlantic Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Norfolk, Va., where he served as Mobile Environmental Team Division Officer and later as Fleet Liaison Department Head. In 2000, he reported to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif., where he earned a Master of Science degree in meteorology and oceanography.
In January 2002, Capt. Miller was assigned as the staff meteorology and oceanography officer and scheduler for Commander, Carrier Group TWO/Harry S Truman Battlegroup. During this tour, he completed a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and participated in the opening days of Operation Iraqi Freedom. CAPT Miller returned to NPS in 2004 and earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in physical oceanography. He was next assigned as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff of the Technology Transition and Integration Department at Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM), Stennis Space Center.
Capt. Miller commanded the Naval Oceanographic Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Center at Stennis Space Center from April 2008 until April 2010. The command operates a Reachback Cell and deploys mobile teams to provide direct support to deployed Strike Group ASW Commanders and Theater ASW Commanders. He was next assigned to the OPNAV staff in the Fleet Readiness Division (OPNAV N43) and then moved to the Staff of the Oceanographer of the Navy (OPNAV N2/N6E) as the Deputy Director, Task Force Climate Change. He then returned to COMNAVMETOCCOM as the Deputy Hydrographer of the Navy and Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Policy before assuming command of the Naval Oceanography Operations Command, Stennis Space Center, in July 2013.
His awards include Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various unit and service awards.