Join us on February 19 for a commemoration ceremony to pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. We’ll host a ceremony featuring US Marine Corps Brass Quintet and US Marine Corps Color Guard. We'll also be joined by guest speaker Colonel Torrens G. Miller, Commanding Officer of Headquarters Battalion and Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Marine Forces Reserve, and the Museum’s Senior Director of History and Research Keith Huxen, PhD, of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy.
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This event is free and open to the public.
Colonel Torrens G. Miller has served over 25 years in the US Marine Corps since graduating from US Naval Academy in 1995 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant. Miller left active duty in May 2000 and transitioned to the Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) and worked at General Electric in Greenville, South Carolina. He has had many reserved assignments before being activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. In 2005, Miller was again activated and deployed to Djibouti, Africa, as part of a Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa. He accessed into the Active Reserve (AR) Program in 2006. Shortly thereafter, Miller became Site Commander of the US Marine Corps Reserve Training Center in Washington, DC (Anacostia).
In 2008, he deployed to Iraq where he served as the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Storage Operations and was selected to stand up a supply/distribution detachment at Al Asad Air Base. Following deployment to Iraq, Miller attended Marine Corps Command and Staff College. He was then assigned to Okinawa, Japan, where he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. From 2013 to 2016, Miller was assigned as the Marine Forces Reserve Supply Officer in New Orleans, Louisiana. Upon promotion to Colonel, he was reassigned as the Director of the Marine Corps Individual Reserve Support Activity (MCIRSA), Force Headquarters Group (FHG). In July 2018, Miller assumed command of Headquarters Battalion (HQBN) and Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Marine Forces Reserve. Miller’s personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with gold star.