GEN (R.) Austin Scott Miller

General (R.) Austin Scott Miller assumed responsibilities as the Executive Chairman for PrairieFire in January 2023.  Scott spent over 38 years in uniform graduating from the United States Military Academy, West Point in 1983 and retiring from active duty in 2021.  His career took him to the far reaches of conflict in complex geopolitical regions including the Indo-Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and South Asia.  

An Airborne-Ranger, Infantry officer, he commanded at every grade including a company in Korea, the TF Ranger assault force in Mogadishu during “Black Hawk Down”, the Joint Special Operations Command and as the final commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan.  

Likely the most deployed leader throughout the Global War on Terror – from 2001 until 2021, he was one of the early Americans on the ground to commence the hunt for Usama Bin Laden and other high-value targets. Through the years he commanded multiple Special Operation Task Forces in combat throughout the Middle East and South Asia, culminating in his assignment as the final commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces – Afghanistan from September 2, 2018, through July 12, 2021.  

In 2014, as commanding general of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, he led the initiative to integrate women into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger School; a significant advancement that laid the foundation for women to pursue top positions across the Army.  

His awards include two awards of the coveted Combat Infantryman Badge, two Purple Hearts, the Silver Star and an unprecedented 20 Overseas Service Bars denoting in excess of ten full years in combat zones.