Bill A. Miller
Deputy Assistant Secretary for High-Threat Posts
Bill Miller was named Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for High-Threat Posts on November 30, 2012. Mr. Miller is responsible for evaluating, managing, and mitigating the security threats, as well as the direction of resource requirements at high-threat diplomatic missions.
A member of the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) and a DSS Special Agent since 1987, Mr. Miller is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. His previous assignment was Regional Director for Contingency Operations, and his last overseas assignment was a three-year posting as Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Mission in Cairo, Egypt.
For his leadership in guiding the U.S. Government security response to the revolutionary events of the “Arab Spring” in Egypt, Mr. Miller was awarded the Department’s Superior Honor Award.
Mr. Miller served for a year in Baghdad as the Regional Security Coordination Officer for the Coalition Provisional Authority and as the first Regional Security Officer for the newly established U.S. Mission to Iraq. In addition to assignments in Iraq and Egypt, Mr. Miller has also served tours in Pakistan, Jerusalem, and the Philippines.
Preceding his assignment to Cairo, Mr. Miller was the Chief of the Security and Law Enforcement Training Division at the Diplomatic Security Training Center in Dunn Loring, Virginia. Other domestic assignments have included service as the Chief of Counterintelligence Investigations for DSS, the Post Graduate Intelligence program at the Joint Military Intelligence College, nearly five years on the Secretary of State’s Protective Detail and, his first assignment, the Washington Field Office.
Prior to entering on duty with the Department of State, Mr. Miller served as a U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer. Mr. Miller was honored as the 2004 Diplomatic Security Service Employee of the Year in recognition for his tour of duty in Iraq. In addition, Mr. Miller is a recipient of the Department of State’s Award for Valor, several Superior Honor Awards, the Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award and the Marine Security Guard Battalion’s award as RSO of the Year.