Mike Miller is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM). In this capacity, he oversees the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), ensuring that U.S. commercial exports of defense articles and defense services advance U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
A career Civil Servant and member of the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Miller joined the State Department in 1998 as a Presidential Management Fellow. Prior to his current position, Mr. Miller served as PM’s Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade and Regional Security. His other previous positions at the Department include Office Director for Regional Security and Arms Transfers, Program Manager for the Anti-Terrorism Assistance program, Special Assistant to the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Counterterrorism Policy Advisor for the Middle East region, and Desk officer for Oman and Yemen. He also served abroad on a two-year Foreign Service assignment in Tripoli, Libya as the U.S. Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Attaché.
Mr. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics with honors from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. He also earned a Master of Arts in International Affairs with a focus on International Security Studies from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York, NY.