BYU Marriott Welcomes New Military Science Department Chair
PROVO, Utah – Aug 31, 2020 – BYU Marriott School of Business welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Seth Miller as the new department chair for the Department of Military Science and as the director of BYU’s Army ROTC program. Miller’s last assignment was in Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was the military intelligence majors assignment officer for the US Army Human Resources Command. Miller took over for Lt. Col. Forrest V. Cook on 29 June 2020.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lt. Col. Miller to the ROTC program and to BYU Marriott," says Brigitte C. Madrian, BYU Marriott Dean. "He brings with him a stellar career and rich experience that will serve our ROTC students well. His dedication to military service and passion to lead and support our BYU Marriott cadets will make him an invaluable addition to our Army ROTC team.”
A native of Ogden, Utah, Miller graduated in 2001 from Weber State University with an undergraduate degree in communications and in 2017 with a master's degree in intelligence services from the American Military University. During his military career, Miller has worked primarily in the US Army military intelligence branch and has served in diverse areas, including Germany, Iraq, South Korea, Utah, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Arizona. Previously, Miller was assigned to the Army ROTC program at Utah State University as an assistant professor of science. After returning to Utah, Miller is eager to work with BYU’s ROTC program.
“I am excited to serve as chair of the Department of Military Science,” Miller says. “I am looking forward to training the Army’s next generation of officers and working with the wonderful BYU community.”
Cook, whom Miller takes over for, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1999. During his military career, Cook has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and has earned awards and decorations, including two Bronze Stars, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, and various unit and campaign medals. As he moves on from the Army ROTC program and retires from the US Army, Cook expresses his gratitude for the quality of education that cadets receive in the program.
“There could have been no prouder moment than to see the commissioning of the cadets from my last several years at BYU,” Cook says. “This university is here to prepare students to be the best and compete among the best in their fields," he says.
The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and ten undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.
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