Chris Miller is a husband, Army veteran and servant leader who is proud to call Jacksonville home.
Chris served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 30 years. His key assignments included leading Army Recruiting for Jacksonville, serving as the city mayor and city manager for 17 Army bases while managing a $333M budget over a 4,000 square mile area of Germany, serving as the Inspector General for U.S. forces throughout Europe and Israel on behalf of the U.S. European Command Commander/Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and his last Army position was as the Inspector General for the state of Florida with the Florida National Guard. Chris retired as a full Colonel in 2014.
Chris’ education includes a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Business Administration in management from Golden Gate University and a master's degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. He also completed the NATO Senior Officer’s Course at the NATO Defense College.
Since retiring from the Army, Chris has helped various small businesses, nonprofit organizations and churches throughout the Jacksonville area.
Chris currently serves as District Director for U.S. Representative John Rutherford (FL-05), Jacksonville’s former Sheriff, where he and his team have helped thousands of people throughout northern Florida resolve their cases with federal agencies for over six years. His wife Char works with Operation New Uniform, a nonprofit that helps military members, veterans, and their spouses successfully transition to meaningful business careers.
Chris and Char enjoy living in Riverside with their two dogs, Baron, and Pearl. They volunteer for various nonprofits, take long walks throughout the city, ride their motorcycles whenever possible, and are members of Aspire Church of San Marco.