Thomas Miller is a project pilot for the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system aircraft at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
Since joining the Dryden pilot staff in January 2010, Miller has led a team of pilots during all aspects of Global Hawk development and research flight operations, including training of all NASA and Northrop Grumman pilots who fly the aircraft. He determines training objectives and standards, evaluates aircrew performance and is a subject-matter expert for development of the ground station and command and control communication system used to fly the aircraft.
Prior to coming to Dryden, Miller spent seven years as a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk pilot at Edwards Air Force Base, where he planned and conducted unmanned air vehicle test and operational missions. He previously served 21 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of major.
Miller has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and is completing a Master of Science from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Among military honors he has received are the Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal (1OLC); Aerial Achievement Medal (3OLC); Air Force Commendation Medal (1OLC); and the Air Force Achievement Medal.