Monday, August 23, 2010

May 2010 LLM Graduate Captain Micah M. Miller Resumes Duties With the U.S. Marine Corps as Uniformed Environmental Attorney

As an active duty Marine Corps Judge Advocate, Captain Micah M. Miller has already served as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom to advise on operational law matters.

In early 2009, he was selected to return to school to obtain an advanced law degree in environmental and natural resources law and policy. Upon his May 2010 graduation from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Graduate Program with an LL.M., Captain Miller was assigned to the Eastern Area Counsel Office (EACO) located in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

The mission of EACO is to provide comprehensive and timely legal advice and support to the commanders of Marine Corps installations in the areas of business and commercial law including environmental law, land use, civilian personnel law, procurement and fiscal law, government ethics, as well as working with the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorneys in litigation affecting the Marine Corps.

From reviewing draft environmental assessments to interpreting state environmental statutes, Captain Miller is currently responsible for numerous environmental subjects as they pertain to Marine Corps installations in the southeastern United States. Captain Miller is also active in ongoing DoJ litigation concerning Camp Lejeune water.

Don C. Smith, Director of the ENRL program, said, "Captain Miller added a great deal of richness to the ENRL graduate program. His experience and observations, informed by his role as a member of the Marine Corps Judge Advocate General, were appreciated by all of us in the program. He is destined to contribute enormously to the U.S., and all of us in the ENRL who knew him as a student or a colleague wish him good luck in all his future endeavors."

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