Dr. James Miller is known for his expertise and leadership in government in the fields of nuclear deterrence, missile defense, space policy, and cyber warfare. He is president of Adaptive Strategies, LLC, and serves on the board of directors for the Atlantic Council and on the board of advisors for Endgame, Inc. He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Defense Science Board.
As Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from May 2012 to January 2014, Dr. Miller served as the principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on strategy, policy, and operations, working to strengthen relations with allies and partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and to reduce the risks of miscommunication with Russia and China. He served as Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from April 2009 to May 2012.