F. “Rick” Miller, Captain U.S. Navy (ret.)
Graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Immediately after graduation, participated on the first United States baseball team in exhibition in the Summer Olympics in Mexico.
Then entered flight training in Pensacola, Florida and was designated a Naval Aviator, making numerous deployments aboard USS Independence (CV-62) to the European theater, flying the A-7E Corsair aircraft.
Progressing to the rank of Captain, held top leadership positions in carrier-based squadrons, shore assignments in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff and the Secretary of the Navy’s staff.
Thirty years career included commanding Attack Squadron Two Zero Five (VA-205), an A-7E squadron, Carrier Air Wing Twenty (CVW-20), and Naval Air Station Dallas, Texas. Has flown all of the Navy’s current tactical, carrier-based aircraft, including the FA-18, F-14, A-6, A-7, A-4 and F-8.
Attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University, receiving a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy
Also served as the Senior Fellow on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group whose charter is to develop innovative war fighting concepts for the 21st Century Navy. Dialogue with senior officials within the United States government and all military services as well senior officials of foreign countries and their military services, including China, Russia, Australia, Singapore, England, France and other European countries.
Personal awards include: Defense Superior Service Award; Legion of Merit (3 awards); Meritorious Service Award (2 Awards); and Navy Commendation Award (3 awards).
Following transition from the Navy, assumed a position with Mercuri Urval USA, as a senior consultant involved with organizational improvement and people development programs. Then served as the Vice President of Administration with Integrated Electrical Services, heading all people programs and the integration of acquired companies. Also served as a Senior Vice President for Organizational Development with Comfort Systems USA, heading all training and human resource functions.
Founder and President of TREVANIONGROUP, LLC, a firm that develops leadership and high performing teams along with strategic planning and executive coaching within organizations. Also served as a TEC Chair for TEC/Vistage International (The Executive Committee) – Chief Executives Working Together to Grow Their Businesses.
Married to Treanne. Older son is a Navy FA-18 pilot and currently serving as the Commanding Officer of the USS New Orleans, LPD 18…younger son is District Judge in Harris County. Six grandchildren.
- Former member of the SL Regional Airport Policy Board
- Rotary Board of Directors, three terms
- Finance Chairman, Sugar Creek Baptist Church ($9 million budget), 2 years
- Chairman, Rotary Veterans Tribute 2005, 2007 (The Legacy of Freedom), and Honoring America’s Heroes, 2011
- Chairman, Republican Party of Fort Bend County, November 2007 to August 2011; RPT Platform Committee 2008/2010; Chairman, RPT Nominations Committee 2010
- Representative, Texas House District 26 (Appropriations, Human Services Committees)