About

The Honorable Franklin C. Miller

The Honorable Franklin C. Miller

Principal, The Scowcroft Group
Board of Managers, National Technology and Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC

Frank Miller is a Principal at The Scowcroft Group in Washington, D.C. He joined The Scowcroft Group in August 2010, after five years as a member of the Cohen Group, first as a Vice President and then as a Senior Counselor. He had joined the Cohen Group in March 2005 from the White House, where he had served since January 2001 as a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and as Senior Director for Defense Policy and Arms Control on the National Security Council staff.

At the White House, Miller was responsible for a wide range of Presidential policy in the fields of nuclear deterrence, strategic arms reductions, space, defense trade reform, landmines, transforming the American and NATO militaries, and coordinating interagency support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Miller’s White House assignment capped a 31-year career in the U.S. Government, which included two years at the Department of State and 22 years serving under seven Secretaries in a series of progressively senior positions in the U.S. Department of Defense. His final DoD assignments were as Acting Assistant Secretary for International Security Policy from September 1996 to November 1997; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Threat Reduction from November 1997 to October 2000; and again as Acting Assistant Secretary from October 2000 until January 20, 2001.

In his distinguished career, Miller has earned numerous national and international awards, including five Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Medals, the DoD’s highest civilian award, and an honorary knighthood — a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) — by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his many contributions to US-UK relations during his decades of government service.

Miller is a Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Airbus Defense and Space, Inc., and is a member of the Defense Policy Board and the U.S. Strategic Command Advisory Group. In addition, he is a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ International Security Program, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Director of the Atlantic Council of the United States.

Miller received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and his Master of Public Administration degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He served in the U.S. Navy as Surface Warfare Officer aboard the USS Joseph Hewes, and in the Navy reserves.