Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Mary J. Miller
April 24, 2013
Name: Mary J. Miller, chief of Mission Support Division, Future Warfare Center Battle Lab, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hometown: Fremont, Ohio
Years of federal service: 10 years active-duty Army, 20 years Army Reserve, nine years as Department of the Army civilian (seven of those concurrent with Army Reserve, and 12 of these years have been with SMDC)
Education: Master's degree from the U.S. Army War College and a master's degree from Webster University
Marital status: Married
Children: Three sons
Activities/hobbies: Spending time with family, gardening, and reading
Favorite movie: Wizard of Oz
Favorite TV show: Swamp People (don't judge me!!!)
Favorite band: Don't have one. I have very eclectic (or maybe eccentric) taste in music
Favorite thing about working for the Army: There are so many reasons -- patriotism, spirit of service, feeling like what I am doing for a living makes a difference in the life of a Soldier, know that what we do makes a difference in the future of our country, and knowing that I am part of the greatest Army in the world!
What made you want to work for the Army: Ha! I started out in ROTC because they gave me money for college. After the first four years, the Army had really grown on me. I liked the physical challenges, meeting lots of new people, and going places I never dreamed I would see. After 32 years, I guess it is in my blood. This is where I belong.