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Near Aachen, Germany and the Hürtgen Forest

Ed is an award-winning 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 for the U.S. Army.  He is now partnering with former Wall Street analyst and award-winning 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 field assignments in Germany and in high-level staff jobs 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 oversight of business programs for the Defense Commissary Agency (a $5B grocery retailer) and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (a global $10B general lines retailer).

 

Sought after by senior executives for his expertise as a historian, he 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 where he has led programs to apply augmented reality (AR) enhancements to a major military museum and to evaluate immersive technology applications to improving leader decision making.

 

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).

 

A Dark and Bloody Ground – the Hürtgen Forest and Roer River Dams 1944-1945, describes the price paid by the common soldier when senior leaders cannot visualize long term goals.  It won the F. C. Pogue Prize from the Eisenhower Center for American Studies.

 

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

 

Current research interests include U.S. Cavalry operations on Luzon, January-February 1945; modernizing U.S. infantry for multi-domain operations in the 2020's; immersive technology in leader education.