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Christopher Miller

Executive Director, Naval Sea Systems Command

Mr. Miller assumed his current position as Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Executive Director in March 2024. In this capacity, he provides executive leadership to more than 86,000 military and civilian personnel across the globe who execute the research, development, acquisition, maintenance, modernization, and inactivation of the Navy’s battle force and most major combat and Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical (HM&E) systems.

Appointed to the Senior Executive Service in May 2006, Mr. Miller most recently served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfighting Requirements and Capabilities (N9B). In this capacity, he acted as the principal advisor to Deputy, Chief of Naval Operations (N9) for determination of warfare requirements and the integration of naval warfare systems. He provided professional and technical advice on budget matters pertaining to naval warfare and exercises centralized coordination in the preparation, preview, presentation, and subsequent issuance of decisions on Navy programs and plans.

He earlier served as Executive Director of Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic from 2016-2019, Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the DoD Healthcare Management System and as the Navy’s PEO for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence. He started his federal civilian service in 2001 at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, now Naval Information Warfare Systems Command as a systems engineer.

Prior to joining federal service, Mr. Miller worked at Booz Allen Hamilton in San Diego, where he supported Navy command and control programs.

In 1995, Mr. Miller graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in American history and political science. There he completed the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps and received a commission as a Marine Corps intelligence officer. Mr. Miller completed a deployment to the Western Pacific and supported Operation Southern Watch. He is certified Level III in program management and holds a Systems Engineering Certification from the University of California, San Diego.

Miller’s awards include Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service in 2019, the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service in 2016; the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Federal Health IT Leadership Award; the AFCEA and USNI Copernicus Award; the Medal of Order of Resplendent Banner with Cravat from the Republic of China (Taiwan) in 2012; the 2010 Presidential Rank Award; two Navy Superior Civilian Service Awards; and a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.