Christopher Miller, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations and Combating Terrorism, poses for his official portrait in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Jan. 23, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zachery Perkins)

A man raised in Iowa City and a graduate of City High School has been nominated to be the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Senator Charles Grassley introduced Christopher Miller to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week.

Miller attended George Washington University where he majored in history and enrolled in the R.O.T.C. program. After graduating in 1987 he accepted a commission in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer. In the Army, he served in Afghanistan and Iraq with multiple deployments.

Miller went on to become the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism. He is currently performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations.