Rear Admiral Joseph H. Miller (MC) USNR retired from the United States Navy Reserve in 1986 after 30 years. At retirement RADM Miller completed three years as the first reservist to serve as a Deputy Surgeon General for Reserve Affairs (OP093R), Pentagon. While on active duty he served as Chief of Neurosurgery, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. As a consultant to the Surgeon General RADM Miller chaired a committee of five prominent civilian leaders of neurosurgery to develop a Navy neurosurgical residency. He served in the Joint Chiefs of Staff (J4) and a Flag officer billet was established in J4.
RADM Miller’s Military decorations include: Legion of Merit, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, Combat Action Ribbon, and Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V.
In civilian life RADM Miller is a neurosurgeon and served as Chief of Neurosurgery at Methodist Hospital, Memphis, and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery University of Tennessee and University of Tennessee Training Director in Neurosurgery at the Methodist University Hospital. (1983-2000)
RADM Miller was Founder and Director of the Memphis Neurosciences Center at Methodist Hospital and the University of Tennessee. He is on the Voluntary Faculty of USF Medical School.
RADM Miller is certified by the American Board of Neurosurgery and his memberships include: The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, The Society of Neurological Surgeons. He also served on the Boards of Union University, Mars Hill College, Samford University, and Regions Bank.
RADM Miller has been a Southern Baptist Deacon for 53 years, and taught Sunday School for thirty years. He is currently a member of First Baptist Church, Brandon, Florida. He is a 4,500-hour pilot and recently passed the course to be a Coast Guard Captain. He is married to Cathy Miller and they live in Apollo Beach, Florida.