Lieutenant Colonel MARCUS A. MILLER

Lt. Col. Marcus Miller is the commander of the 42nd Contracting Squadron, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. In this role, he leads a squadron of 65 military and civilian Airmen supporting the 42nd Air Base Wing, Air University, the 908th Airlift Wing, and 45 mission partners. He serves as the lead business advisor to the installation’s senior leaders and interacts with private industry and various federal agencies. Lt. Col. Miller is responsible for executing over $1.1 billion annually for educational and technical training, base operating support, commodities, construction, and service contracts.

Lt. Col. Miller previously served as the chief of contracting, Special Operations Command Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii where he was responsible for procuring peculiar requirements, operational contract support, and advising on a $361 million portfolio for special operations in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Throughout his career, Lt. Col. Miller has served in a variety of other acquisition roles, including deployments under the Defense Contract Management Agency in Iraq, the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa in Djibouti, and U.S. Air Force Central Command in Kuwait.

2008 Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing, Howard University, Washington D.C.
2008 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2013 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2016 Master of Business Administration – Acquisition & Contract Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
2017 Master of Arts – Administrative Leadership, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.
2019 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2022 Master of Military Operational Art and Science, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

December 2008 – January 2012, Flight Officer in Charge, 11th Contracting Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
March 2011 – October 2011, Contract Administrator, Defense Contract Management Agency-Iraq, Basra, Iraq
January 2012 – June 2014, Contracting Officer, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
June 2014 – January 2016, Student, Air Force Institute of Technology, Naval Postgraduate School, Calif.
January 2016 – June 2018, Flight Commander, 771st Enterprise Sourcing Squadron, Wright- Patterson AFB, Ohio 
October 2017 – April 2018, Operational Contract Support Planner, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, Djibouti
June 2018 – May 2019, Executive Officer to Contracting Director, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
June 2019 – June 2020, Commander, 386th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron, Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait
July 2020 – June 2021, Contracting Branch Chief, Special Operations Command – Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii
June 2021 – May 2022, Student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
July 2022 – Present, Commander, 42nd Contracting Squadron, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant Oct. 2, 2008
First Lieutenant Oct. 2, 2010
Captain Oct. 2, 2012
Major July 1, 2018
Lieutenant Colonel Jan. 31, 2023

(Current as of July 26, 2023)