Chris Miller

Chris Miller is a Purple Heart and Combat Action Badge recipient and eight-year U.S. Army veteran, having served two tours in Baghdad, Iraq. He is currently a law student and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project.



By / 10.13.2010

This post is the fifth in a series about the Progressive Military I knew my entire life that I was going to join the military at 18.  There was never a time where I can recall I thought anything else.  It wasn’t pushed on me; it was just something I always understood.  My father and […]


By / 10.12.2010

This post is the fourth in a series about the Progressive Military The smell that will always take me and many other vets back to the old Army days is diesel exhaust fumes.  When you spend many years of your life rolling around the muddy trails of military training areas in 5-ton trucks or the […]


By / 10.11.2010

This post is the third in a series about the Progressive Military The wounds from the healthcare debate in America are still fresh.  There are many in the GOP Congressional minority that would see the healthcare bill repealed, and there has been much scare-mongering about a government-run healthcare system – that patients will be lost […]


By / 10.8.2010

This post is the second in a series about the Progressive Military My buddy Jon Gensler is smart.  Way too smart.  Besides being a West Point grad and serving as an Army battle Captain in Iraq, he has also found the time to take on a joint M.A. from Harvard and MIT.  He’s like a […]


By / 10.7.2010

This post is the first in a series about the Progressive Military It has now been nine years since the 9/11 attacks, and since that day the average American has heard an awful lot about the military.  We are fighting extremism worldwide and still have troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Yet many progressives remain uncomfortable […]


By / 8.11.2010

As a U.S. Army veteran I am used to dealing with the military, an organization that, by necessity, takes swift and decisive action when necessary, despite the fact that many see it as a conservative organization that is resistant and slow to change. In Washington, I am becoming used to dealing with another organization that […]