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Montgomery Recruiting Battalion Commander

Lt. Col. John M. Miles

Lt. Col. John M. Miles is a native of Woodland, AL.  

In 2006, Miles graduated from Jacksonville State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a commission in the United States Army Military Police Corps.  In 2017, he earned a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University.  Miles' professional military education includes the Military Police Basic Officer Leader’s Course and Captain’s Career Course and the resident Command and General Staff College (Intermediate Level Education).

His assignments include Platoon Leader, 139th Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, GA; Platoon Leader, 546th Military Police Company, Fort Stewart, GA; Platoon Leader, 549th Military Police Company (Operation Enduring Freedom), Fort Stewart, GA; Host Nation Police Advising Course Instructor, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Battalion Assistant S3 Plans Officer, 92d Military Police Battalion, Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Commander, 463d Military Police Company (Operation Enduring Freedom), Fort Leonard Wood, MO; Observer, Coach/Trainer and Mechanized Brigade Combat Team Rotational Planner, Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels, GM; Brigade Planner, 18th Military Police Brigade, Grafenwoehr, GM; Battalion S3 and Executive Officer, 709th Military Police Battalion, Vilseck, GM; Deputy Provost Marshal, Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, VA; and Deputy Commanding Officer, 16th Military Police Brigade, Fort Liberty, NC.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (3 Campaign Stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award), the NATO Medal (ISAF), and the Army Meritorious Unit Citation.  Miles has also earned the Combat Action Badge and the Basic Parachutists Badge.  Miles is a member of the Military Police Regiment’s Order of the Marechaussee and the Order of the Combat Spur.

Miles has deployed three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  He served as a platoon leader conducting Afghan Police advising in Paktya Province under 1-40th Airborne Calvary Squadron, 25th Infantry Division.  He subsequently deployed as the Battalion Plans Officer for the 92d Military Police Battalion where he rewrote the Afghan Police Tashkil or equivalence of their table of organizational equipment and allowances for the Afghan National Police Region-East.  Miles served as a company commander deploying his company to cover all law enforcement and customs operations in Regional Command-Kabul, Regional Command-East, and Regional Command-South.

While assigned in Germany, He planned and executed over 10 joint multinational brigade level exercises occurring across multiple countries including four Combined Resolve exercises focused on multinational interoperability between U.S. Regionally Aligned Armored Brigade Combat Teams and European Allies and Partners for Peace.  Miles served as the lead trainer for Police Advisory Teams deploying from Allied nations to Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) as well as the lead trainer for all Military Police deploying to Kosovo in support of U.S. Forces-Kosovo (KFOR).  As the Brigade Planner for 18th Military Police Brigade, Miles planned and coordinated the largest Military Police support to Saber Strike 2019 restructuring law enforcement operations to deploy three full MP Companies to conduct border crossing operations and assist Polish Gendarmerie and Lithuanian Military Police in maintaining freedom of movement for approximately 10,000 U.S. and Allied Soldiers conducting exercises in multiple training areas across both countries.  Miles finished his assignment as the S3 and Executive Officer for the 709th Military Police Battalion leading the headquarters through two battalion command post exercises in Germany and Turkey and through the COVID-19 crisis in 2020.