Brigadier General Mark D. Miles reported as the U.S. INDOPACOM Director J6 in July 2022.
BG Miles is a native of Lyndonville, New York. He received his commission in 1995 upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point and began his career as a platoon leader in A Company, 44th Signal Battalion in Mannheim Germany where he successfully deployed his Platoon to Bosnia/Herzegovina as part of Operation Joint Endeavor for 14 months. He next served in Ft Huachuca, AZ where he commanded A Company, 86th Signal Battalion. After 9/11, his Company deployed to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan for 8 months to install the initial communication infrastructure for Operation Enduring Freedom. He was then selected to join the faculty at West Point as an instructor in the Electrical Engineering department after obtaining a Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Afterwards he completed the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS and moved to Ft Campbell, KY assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT). He completed three deployments to Afghanistan while a member of the 101st as a Brigade S6, Division G6 NETOPS officer, and as the Deputy Division G6. He then joined the Army CIO/G6 staff in Washington DC where he served as the current operations chief. After his time in the Pentagon, BG Miles commanded the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion stationed in Hawaii and Alaska. Upon completing the National War College, BG Miles returned to Hawaii as the USARPAC D/G6 and then commanded the 516th Signal Brigade which has responsibility for installing, managing and defending Army Networks throughout the Pacific area of operations. He then served as Director of Operations/J3 at Joint Force Headquarters, DoD Information Networks (JFHQ-DODIN) prior to assuming command of 7th SC(T).
BG Miles’ military education includes the National War College, the Command and General Staff College, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses as well as the Airborne and Air Assault courses. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from West Point, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and Master of Science in Strategic Studies from National Defense University. He also has obtained the Certified Information System Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (one Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation medal, Army Achievement Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster), the Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge and various campaign participation ribbons.