Marine Corps Detachment Goodfellow
Major Shawn Miller

Major Miller was born in Ft Belvoir, VA in 1984.  He reported to boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego on 19 May 2003.   After boot camp, he attended Marine Combat Training at Camp Pendleton, CA and then the Marine Corps Communication-Electronics School in 29 Palms, CA where he earned the MOS 0651, Data Network Specialist, and was subsequently promoted meritoriously to the rank of Lance Corporal. 

In December 2003, Major Miller reported to the G6 at Marine Forces Atlantic (MARFORLANT) in Norfolk, VA.  During his tour at MARFORLANT he was promoted to the rank of Corporal.  As an Individual Augment Billet, Major Miller deployed to Afghanistan and served as the Combined Forces Command Afghanistan’s Political Advisor’s aid, driver, and personal protection detail personnel.  During his deployment to Afghanistan, Major Miller was selected for the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program (MECEP).  After his deployment, Major Miller was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in May of 2006, he detached from the newly established Marine Forces Command and checked into the Hampton Roads Navy ROTC unit as a MECEP student.

Major Miller attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA from 2006 to 2009, where he earned a bachelor’s degree of Science in Physics with Magna Cum Laude honors.  Major Miller attended Officer Candidate School in the summer of 2009 and received his commission in November of 2009.   

From November 2009 to April 2010, Major Miller served on the Hampton University Navy ROTC staff, teaching the Evolution of Warfare and the Amphibious Warfare courses.  He detached from Hampton Roads Navy ROTC and reported to The Basic School (TBS) in April of 2010.  From April to November 2010, Major Miller attended TBS where he received the Aircraft Maintenance Officer (AMO) MOS.  Departing TBS, Major Miller completed the AMO course in Whiting Field, FL.  After the AMO course, Major Miller checked into Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 (HMLA-167) where he served as the Material Control Officer. With HMLA-167, Major Miller completed one Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise and one Weapons and Tactics Instructor support exercise, “Blue Air”.  While at HMLA-167, he was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant.  Major Miller departed HMLA-167 in December of 2012 and checked into Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 (MALS-29).

From December 2012, until June 2014, Major Miller served as MALS-29’s Airframes Division Officer, the Aviation Life Support Systems Division Officer, the Radiation Safety Officer, and the Environmental Compliance Officer.  He was promoted to the rank of Captain in December 2013.     
In June 2014, Major Miller executed PCS orders to Company M, 3D Recruit Training Battalion, MCRD Parris Island where he served as Company Commander, Company Executive Officer, and Series Command.  Over the course of 31 months, Major Miller completed seven full cycles and one partial cycle, transforming over 2,500 recruits into Marines, before completing the remainder of his tour as the Separations Officer, Recruit Service Battalion.  Major Miller departed MCRD Parris Island in June 2017 and checked into Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Marine Unit (CNATTMARU), New River.  

From June 2017 until July 2019, Major Miller served as the Operations Officer, S1 Officer, S3 Officer, Destructive Weather Officer, and Student Control Officer for CNATTMARU, New River.  During his tenure at CNATTMARU, New River Major Miller supported the training of more than 2,000 Navy, Marine, Air Force, and Japanese Self-Defense Force CH-53 and MV-22 aviation maintainers.  Major Miller was selected for promotion to the rank of Major in December 2018.  

Major Miller departed CNATTMARU, New River in July 2019 and checked into Joint Force Command, Norfolk (JFCNF) that same month where he served as an Amphibious Planner and Campaign Assessment Branch Head in support of NATO planning and operations effort until summer of 2022.  While at JFCNF, he earned his Master of Science degree from Texas A&M Commerce.  

His personal decorations include one Defense Meritorious Service Meal, one Joint Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with one gold star in lieu of second award, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement with one gold star in lieu of second award.