|CDR Kimberly Miller
Commanding Officer (December 2009 - December 2011)
CDR Kimberly Miller, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, earned her Bachelors of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1992. She received her commission through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program at Ohio State.
Following commissioning, she completed Surface Warfare Division Officer Course in preparation for her first assignment onboard USS TRUETT (FFT 1095). She served as the Electrical Officer and earned her Steam Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) qualification. USS TRUETT decommissioned in the summer of 1994 and she received orders to USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD 964) as the first permanently assigned female officer. While onboard, she served as Combat Information Center Officer (CICO) and as the Strike Officer from 1994 to 1997. During her tour onboard PAUL F. FOSTER, she attained her Surface Warfare designation, earned her Tactical Action Officer qualification, and completed an Arabian Gulf deployment.
She reported to Afloat Training Group Pacific (ATGPAC), in San Diego, CA as a Cruise Missile Instructor in the fall of 1997 for her first shore assignment. While at ATGPAC, she completed the Afloat Training Specialist (ATS) qualification. She resigned her active duty commission in 1999 and remained active in the Reserves while attending Law School at the University of Cincinnati. She earned her Juris Doctor in 2002. Following law school and law licensing, she was selected as the OIC of Mobile Inshore Communications Facility in Ingleside, TX as part of her Reserve duties. In 2004 she accepted a recall and returned to active duty.
Upon completion of Department Head School in Newport, RI, and AEGIS training in Dahlgren, VA, she reported to USS RAMAGE (DDG 61) as the Weapons Officer and also served as the Combat Systems Officer during the latter part of her tour onboard. During this tour she completed an Arabian Gulf deployment in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM.
CDR Miller recently completed a Masters degree at the Naval War College. Her personal awards include the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), and the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal (one award).