About Rick

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D. F. “Rick” Miller, Captain U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Born to Lead…

A Life of Service to the Country and Texas


  • Graduate of the United States Naval Academy
  • Masters Degree from National Defense University
  • 30 Year Career as a Naval Officer, Carrier Aviator
  • Served in Top Senior Leadership Positions
  • Business Owner
  • Member of the 1968 Olympic Exhibition Baseball Team

 

 

 

A Career of Accomplishment


  • Successfully led numerous Navy units to #1 ratings of performance
    • Commanded a Squadron, Air Wing and Air Station
    • Carrier jet pilot with experience in nearly all carrier aircraft
    • Served as Senior Fellow on the Navy’s Strategic Studies Group, designing the Navy’s capabilities of 2030 and 2050
  • Consistent top rated personal evaluations throughout military career
    • #1 in competitive ratings on personal evaluations
  • Experienced in designing major budget issues with Congress, State of Texas, Church and Business
    • Executed budget authority for billions of dollars in operational assets and expenditures and successful in each case
  • Held top-level positions in two public companies before starting a business focused on leadership development
  • Chairman of the Republican Party of Fort Bend 2007-2011

 

Getting Results for the people of District 26, Fort Bend County and Texas


  • The Veterans’ Voice in the Texas House/Legislature
  • Member of the Appropriations and Public Health Committees
  • Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Articles I, IV and V of the Biennial State Budget
  • Authored or co-authored noteworthy state and local legislation:
    • State of Texas Biennial Budget of $204.9B
    • Major issues of Border Security, Transportation, Healthcare and Education
    • UH Sugar Land campus – transferred 16 acres of land from TxDOT for the purpose of building additional facilities
    • Transferred Owens Road to Fort Bend County to facilitate safe travel and mobility
    • Authorized Fort Bend County to regulate license and inspect games rooms to curb illegal gambling
    • Reformed Judicial Bypass process for minors seeking abortion
    • Addressed end of life issues for hydration and nutrition in a natural death process
    • Pastor protection regarding lawsuits and criminal prosecution regarding their religious beliefs
    • Multiple bills supporting Veterans and their families