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James J. Miller______________________________



Boot camp:   Parris Island                       


Dates of Service: 5/25/64 - 5/31/89


M.O.S. :

          2533 - Radio Telegraph Operator | 2531 - Field Radio operator

          2537 - Radio Chief | 2591 - Operational Communication Chief

          8511 - Drill Instructor | 9917 - College degree- Enlisted

          8421 - Career Planner


Duty Stations:


 NAS Norfolk, Va. - Camp Lejeune (Courthouse Bay & Mainside)  

Camp Pendleton - (14 area, Camp Las Pulgas)

MCRD San Diego (Radio Chief school)

Quantico, Va. (OCS & SNCO Academy Staff)  

Okinawa (Camp Hansen & Camp Schuab)

Viet Nam (Chu Lai, Hill 63, Da Nang

MCRD Parris Island, S.C. (Drill Instructor)

 Defense Communication Agency  Washington,D.C,

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba


Decorations and Awards:

 Joint Service Commendation Medal

Navy Commendation Medal

Presidential Unit Citation

Meritorious Unit Commendation

National Defense Service Medal

Good conduct Medal (7 Awards)

Drill Instructor Service Ribbon

Korean defense Service Medal

Viet Nam Campaign Medal (4 Awards)

Sea Service Deployment Medal (2 Awards)

Vietnamese Gallantry Cross, Corps Level, with Palm and Frame

Vietnamese Gallantry Cross, Civic Action Colors, with Palm and Frame

Vietnam Service Medal


 Memorable events:

          Three days of Mess Duty and restriction at the Marine Barracks, Brooklyn Navy Yard BEFORE reporting to Boot Camp!

          Serving at the Defense Communication Agency with the Presidential Candidates Protective Communications Agency for the 1980 Presidential campaign.

          Serving as 4th Marine Regiment Comm. Chief and acting Regimental Communications Officer when the Regimental Comm. Officer was TAD to HQMC.

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