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Overview

Near Aachen, Germany and the Hürtgen Forest

Ed is an award-winning (and Department of the Army-designated) military historian focusing on 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 has over 25 years' experience in designing and conducting leader experiential instruction ('Staff Ride') programs for the U.S. Army.  He has partnered 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 service in Germany and in high-level staff positions at the Pentagon, including membership on a hand-picked team of strategists reporting directly to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans.  He developed supply chain solutions for classified special operations units and managed oversight of business programs for the Defense Commissary Agency and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.  He also advised a Presidentially-appointed commission investigating 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 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 graduate-level seminars at the U.S. Naval War College and the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School.  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 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 (1945); the experience of civilian internees in the Philippines during WWII and immersive technology in leader training.