Master 1600 Tons Inland and Near Coastal
Master 200 Tons upon Oceans
Mate 500 Tons upon Oceans
Master 25 Tons Auxiliary Sail
Capt. Miller has recently completed publication of an Online Radar Refresher course, the first of it's kind in the Nation. This USCG approved course enables mariners to study online material at home and when ready, come to either UAS Ketchikan or UAS Juneau to take the test.
Master 100 Ton/OUPV
Master 200 Ton Upgrade
Western Rivers of Alaska OUPV
Basic Safety Training
Proficiency in Survival Craft
Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
Crisis Management & Human Behavior
Radar Observer and Renewal
Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
Apprentice Mate - Steersman
Captain Miller is a hawespiper, beginning as an Ordinary Seaman and working his way up to Able Bodied Seaman on various coastal freighters, and Alaska Marine Highway vessels as well as a 25,000 ton container ship. He was then employed for eight years as a Chief Mate / Relief Captain aboard the M/V Polar Venture, a 151 Ton (669 Ton ITC) Coastal Freighter and the M/V Sea Trader, a 360 Ton (1200 Ton ITC) Coastal Freighter. In his off time he has filled in as Mate aboard several tugboats and as Captain on small passenger vessels.
Captain Miller is currently the Marine Transportation Department Head and lead professor of Marine Transportation at the University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus. He is USCG approved to teach every Maritime course that the University offers with the exception of Fire Fighting and has been the driving force behind the rapid expansion of the program, increasing the Marine Transportation Department's curriculum offerings more than four-fold in his 8 years as department head. For recreation, Captain Miller enjoys hiking and sailing his 24 and 30 ft sailboats throughout Southeast Alaska.