Michael Miller is the Deputy Director of Engineering, Test & Evaluation at Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where he focuses on the development of new technology through applied research in aerospace, defense, wireless communication and cyber security. Throughout his career, Michael has served in various senior leaderships positions in the Department of Defense and tech industry. As an advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he was responsible for the development of over $2B in new and emerging technology to support combat operations. Prior to this, he spent several years teaching tactics and new technology integration into combat operations to senior military leaders around the world, but most notably at the Command General Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College. He is a also former USAF aviator who served several combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Michael is also the founder of Discerning the Faith, where he serves as the President and CEO, engaging and enabling Christians to be theologically discerning leaders. He holds a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He is an ordained elder at a SBC church in Northern Virginia where he regularly teaches. Michael and Erin have two daughters who keep them busy, but occasionally they are able to enjoy playing a round of golf together.