Brig. Gen. James M. Miller, commander of the I Corps Artillery, has been promoted to deputy commanding general of Training and Doctrine Command for the Army National Guard, the Utah National Guard announced Saturday.
Miller, a Southern Utah State College dean, will remain a part-time National Guard soldier but focus on reserve training in his new position. He will visit military schools to review training programs and attend training exercises throughout the world, the Guard said.Training and Doctrine Command "is the schoolhouse for the U.S. Army," Miller said. "Should we deploy to go to war, 70 percent of the people who deploy to go to war are members of reserve components.
"If those reserve components are going to be successful in the next war, they must be trained," he said.
Miller said his Utah Guard experience will be valuable at the national level. "Some of the things we've done at I Corps are the kinds of things I hope to do on a national scale," he said.
In other Utah Guard changes, Col. Kenneth D. Burnhope, Salt Lake City, turned over command of the Utah National Guard's Troop Command Headquarters to Col. Gerald Cook of Draper. Burnhope will assume command of the 115th Engineer Group.
Col. Donald Ewing will take the position of deputy I Corps artillery commander. Col. Joseph Ford, Ogden, will become deputy commander of State Area Command.
Col. Phillip Peay, Mapleton, was assigned the command of the Army Training Site Support Detachment at Camp W.G. Williams. Lt. Col. John Hansen, Tooele, will take command of the Utah Military Academy.