Prepared Statement by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Introduction of Christopher Miller of Iowa City
Nominated to be Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Thank you Mr. Chairman for providing me the opportunity to introduce to the Committee a native of my home state of Iowa, Mr. Christopher Miller.
It’s not every day that an Iowan with such a distinguished service record comes before the Senate for consideration, so it’s a special privilege for me to be here with him today. Chris’ parents and much of his family still live in Iowa City and many years back, I actually held an event at a farm that was owned by Chris’ uncle. I am sure that his family is particularly proud.
Chris was raised in Iowa City. After graduating from City High School, he attended George Washington University, where he majored in history and enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program. He graduated from G.W. in 1987 and accepted a commission in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer.
In the Army, Chris had an impressive and distinguished career. He served in Afghanistan in 2001 and in Iraq in 2003, and in the following years, he served on numerous additional deployments to both of those countries.
Following his time in the Army, Chris went on to become the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism where he is currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations. I am certain that this Committee will give him a proper review which his record and service deserves. So now, it is again my pleasure to introduce the committee to Mr. Christopher Miller.