Miller nominated as next Chief of Air Force Reserve

Maj. Gen. Mary Anne Miller's official photo.

Maj. Gen. Mary Anne Miller's official photo.

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.

Miller is currently deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She assists the chief of the Air Force Reserve who serves as the principal advisor on Reserve matters to the secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff.

After Senate confirmation, she will become the first female Citizen Airman to achieve the rank of lieutenant general, the first female chief of Air Force Reserve, and first female commander, Air Force Reserve Command during a ceremony in July.

“She is a proven leader and will continue to lead our Citizen Airmen to the next level of excellence,” said Jackson.

Miller, a graduate of The Ohio State University, has received many distinguished awards and decorations in her 35-year career and is a command pilot with more than 4,800 hours in numerous aircraft.