Christopher C. Miller

acting U.S. Secretary of Defense during the last months of the Trump administration

Christopher Charles Miller (born October 15, 1965)[1] is an American politician. He is the Acting United States Secretary of Defense since November 9, 2020.

Christopher C. Miller
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United States Secretary of Defense
In office
November 9, 2020 – January 20, 2021
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMark Esper
Succeeded byDavid Norquist (acting)
Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
In office
August 10, 2020 – November 9, 2020
Preceded byLora Shiao (acting)
Succeeded bySteve Vanech (acting)
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
In office
June 19, 2020 – August 10, 2020
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byThomas Alexander (acting)
Succeeded byEzra Cohen-Watnick (acting)
Personal details
Christopher Charles Miller

(1965-10-15) October 15, 1965 (age 57)
Platteville, Wisconsin, U.S.
Kathryn Maag (m. 1989)
EducationGeorge Washington University (BA)
National Defense University (MA)
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1983–2014
Unit5th Special Forces Group
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan

Miller became the director of the National Counterterrorism Center on August 6, 2020.[2]


  1. "Questionnaire for Completion by Presidential Nominees" (PDF). U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. United States Senate. Retrieved November 9, 2020.
  2. "Christopher Miller, Director of NCTC" (PDF). August 10, 2020. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 9, 2020. Retrieved November 18, 2020.