Bryan Miller is a Wyoming Businessman, retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, and a Republican Candidate for U.S. Senate for The Great State of Wyoming.
Bryan graduated from Sheridan High School where he was active in school government, was a varsity athlete, a member of the FFA and 4-H Programs, and participated in the Wyoming Boys State program. During his formative years, Bryan worked on local ranches and farms working as a ranch-hand, milking cows, and bucking hay.
After high school, Bryan was appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology. In addition to his undergraduate degree, Bryan also has earned two Masters Degrees one in Aeronautical Science and one in the Military Operational Art and Sciences as well as completed all levels of military officer development through Air War College.
Bryan spent nearly 23 years on Active Duty in the US AIr Force, initially being trained as an Air-Refueling Tanker Pilot in the KC-135R (Boeing 707) aircraft. He served at multiple locations across this great nation and around the world flying training, combat, and humanitarian support missions as far back as Operation Desert Storm. The first of many assignments where Bryan was hand-selected to fill a mission essential, high-visibility position was that of teaching at the Air Force Academy. Initially as a squadron level instructor and evaluator pilot in the Academy’s Soaring Squadron, and later working his way up to being the Chief of Standardized Evaluation for the entire Soaring Program consisting of 200 instructors and more than 1,200 students annually.
In 1997, Bryan was selected to become an Air Force One Presidential Advance Agent and spent five years working closely with the staffs of two White House Administrations, with Local, State, and Federal Agencies, and with US Embassies and Foreign Government Agencies around the world ensuring the safe and timely travel of the President and Senior Cabinet members. Due to his great success in dealing with difficult situations around the globe, Bryan was ultimately chosen to become the Program Chief at the Pentagon in Washington, DC which provided him unique insight into the Administration’s daily operations as well as in the inner workings of the interagency organizations that make up the federal government.
Soon after the terrorist attacks on 9-11, he was selected to attend Air Command and Staff College in residence; then became a member of the team that established the newly created, United States Northern Command, specifically as a member of the J5 Strategy, Policy and Plans Directorate, specializing in homeland defense and security strategy and where he once again became deeply involved with interagency policy and operations. Bryan was later chosen to become the Operations Officer of a C-21 Learjet squadron in preparation for a command position. Finally, while recovering from an on-base accident he was assigned to the North American Aerospace Defense Command where he ultimately finished up his Air Force career protecting our national radar assets (air defense and homeland security surveillance systems, air traffic control systems, weather surveillance and warning systems, etc.) from the effects of electromagnetic interference created by commercial wind turbine developments.
In February 2011, after retiring from the US Air Force, Bryan started a private consulting business in which he is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of BEM Int’l, LLC, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business headquartered in his hometown of Sheridan. Bryan has been married to his wife Susan since 1990, shortly after he completed Pilot Training at Williams Air Force Base near Chandler, AZ.