Russ Miller took up his current post as Army Commander, HQ North West in August 2018, responsible for the Army in its base locations across the region. He is currently the Joint Military Commander (North West), providing a range of military support to the civil authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a junior officer, he completed tours of duty with the Royal Marines and as an imagery analyst in the UK and Northern Ireland, going on to complete further operational tours of Northern Ireland and the Former Yugoslavia.
Russ later served in the MOD, on exchange in Ottawa, Canada, and on Loan Service in Sierra Leone as Director Defence Intelligence and Security. He then attended Advanced Command and Staff College, before taking Command of a joint intelligence unit committed to operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He deployed to Kabul during 2011 and was subsequently the Chief of Staff of the Joint Terrorism Assessment Centre during the 2012 London Olympics. He served in the Army Headquarters on promotion to Colonel, then as Director Joint Intelligence Operations Centre, deploying again to the Middle East in 2016.