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Near Aachen, Germany and the Hürtgen Forest

Ed is an award-winning and Department of the Army-designated military historian focusing on leader decision making and organizational transformation. He advised the producers of the PBS series "History Detectives," and the documentary "Salinger." The Fox News Channel series "War Stories with Oliver North" featured him on its episode "Hell in the Hürtgen Forest," and the Center for Army Leadership used excerpts from his book, A Dark and Bloody Ground for instructional purposes.  

 

Ed also has over 25 years' of experience in designing and leading experiential leader instruction programs. He is now partnering with former Wall Street analyst and military historian Steven Ossad in developing Corporate Staff Rides (CSR) that will help senior business executives make better decisions.

 

During his Army career, Ed was a logistics/supply chain management officer with several years' experience in high-visibility assignments at The Pentagon. Assignments there included membership on a hand-picked team of strategists reporting directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, development of supply chain solutions for classified special operations units and helping to set up the audit committee for the board of directors of the Defense Commissary Agency (a $5B grocery retailer). He also managed Pentagon-level policy oversight of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (global $10B general lines retailer).Sought after by senior executive leaders for his expertise as a historian, he simultaneously advised a Presidentially-directed investigation of a Korean War incident, the Presidential Commission on Holocaust Assets in the U.S., and a review of retroactive awards of the Medal of Honor to WWII African-American and Asian-American soldiers.

 

After his Army career, Ed directed the design and implementation of PC supply chain solutions for a Fortune 50 media company. He is now employed by a top-tier strategy and technology management consulting firm.

Miller holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Kentucky University. He is a resident graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and his other military education includes the U.S. Naval War College (National Strategy and Policy Course) and the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School (Revolutionary Warfare Course). He is a Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM).

 

His award-winning book, A Dark and Bloody Ground – the Hürtgen Forest and Roer River Dams 1944-1945, describes what can happen when senior leaders cannot visualize long term goals.

 

In Nothing Less Than Full Victory, he uses small-unit case studies (such as D-Day, Metz, the Battle of the Bulge, Hürtgen Forest and Remagen) to tells how the U.S. Army transformed itself from an ill-prepared constabulary to a global force in just 4 years.