Willard H. (Will) Miller, Jr.
District Governor 2015-16
Will Miller is a retired US Navy Commander, decorated Vietnam-‐war combat veteran, educator, consultant, advisor, public servant, and futurist.
Originally from Hampton, Virginia, Will is the oldest of three boys. His Grandfather, Elton, was the Director for Aeronautics at NASA’s predecessor, NACA, and worked with the Wright brothers and Amelia Earhart. Hence Will’s interest in all things space-‐related.
Will was commissioned a US Navy Officer, and in 1968 married his wife, Gray, immediately serving two tours in the Vietnam War. His first assignment at sea was as Damage Control Officer aboard the destroyer, USS Leary (DD-‐879), followed by shore duty as Assistant Officer-‐in-‐Charge of Military Sealift Command operations in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, during a massive rocket attack on the base.
Over the next 30+ years, Will’s varied career included: briefer for Admirals, Generals, and White House Staff, public school teacher, obtaining a Master’s in Education degree from the College of William & Mary, serving as a Civil Service (GS-‐13) Senior Program Analyst, community volunteer, large-‐business employee, and small business owner. Will has worked for Honeywell, Inc.’s Commercial Division, been a future space-‐systems analyst for SAIC, and served as Deputy Counter-‐ Drug Operations Officer for US Atlantic Command in Norfolk, VA. He has been a consultant on many projects including: alternative & advanced energy systems; space weather & warfare; WW-‐III planning & survival, and natural and technological disaster recovery. He has held Top Secret (TS) military clearance, with Special Compartmented Information (SCI) access.
Will’s public service includes: American Red Cross’ Mid-‐Atlantic Region Board Member and Disaster Response Teams Chairman; City of Belleair Bluffs Adjustment and Planning Boards; and Pinellas County’s Advisory Board for Long-‐term Disaster Recovery: “Recover Pinellas”.
Joining Rotary in 2003, he served as a Club President, District Disaster Committee Chair, Assistant Governor for six St. Petersburg Rotary Clubs, and Board Member of the Largo Rotary Club. He was a Board Member & Chairman of Rotary’s Camp Florida’s Resources Development Committee, and Senior Advisor to D-‐6950’s Disaster Preparedness & Response Committee.
Will is an AMSOIL synthetic lubricants independent Certified Dealer, and a technology consultant and strategic planner for private clients. He enjoys sailing, music, and technology research.
Will and his wife, Gray, live in Belleair Bluffs, Florida, and have a son who works for Boeing Aircraft Corp. with the V-‐22 “Osprey” program, a daughter who is a Special Education Department Head with Hillsborough Schools, and four grandchildren.
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