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Our Fallen

WO2 Greg Miller

Died in Service, Australia, 6 September 2019

Greg had served in the Army for nearly 21 years, at the time of his tragic death, mostly in the Royal Australian Engineers. 


He enlisted on the 3rd of March 1998 and completed recruit training at Kapooka. After his Initial Employment Training (IET) for Engineers, his first posting was to the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment (1 CER) in late 1999. Whilst at 1 CER he deployed on Operation TANAGER to East Timor between April and October 2000.


He continued to serve at 1 CER  until he was promoted to Lance Corporal in January 2003. He then deployed to the Solomon Islands on Operation ANODE with Construction and Resources TP (1 CER) from November 2003 to March 2004. 


In 2006 he was promoted to Corporal, completed the Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Course and posted to the School of Military Engineering (SME) to an IET TP and later to Watermanship and Bridging. From SME he deployed on Op SLIPPER with the first Reconstruction Task Force from September 2006 to Apr 2007 with the Husky Route Clearance Vehicle.

Upon Return to Australia in 2007 he posted to the Incident Response Regiment (IRR) and remained until the end of 2011. During this time, he deployed again on Operation SLIPPER with the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) between February and July in 2010,returning to the IRR until the end of 2011 and achieved the rank of Sergeant the same year. 


In 2012 he posted back to SME and fulfilled a number of roles. He was promoted to WO2 in 2014 and posted back to the Special Operations Engineer Regiment (SOER) at the end of 2015 into an Operations role in the Regimental Headquarters. 


Greg was selected as the Squadron Sergeant Major for B Squadron for 2018 but was tragically killed in September of 2019. Before his passing he had applied for the Army Senior NCO and Warrant Officer Commissioning Scheme (ASWOCS) for which he was successful and as a result earmarked for commissioning to Captain in 2020. In his initial appointment he was to remain in SOER and deploy as a Troop Commander to Iraq on Operation OKRA.

During Greg Miller's service he was awarded the following honours, awards and medals:

  • Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with Clasps East Timor and ICAT,

  • Returned from Active Service Badge (RASB), 

  • Australian Service Medal (ASM) with Clasp Solomon Islands II and CT/SR, 

  • NATO Non Article 5 Meal with Clasp ISAF, 

  • Meritorious Unit Citation – Task Force 66 (SOTG IV-XX), 

  • Defence Long Service Medal (DLSM) with First Clasp (20 years), 

  • Army Combat Badge.

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