Miller Appoints New Military Advisor

January 16, 2014

Congressman Jeff Miller has announced that  he will appoint James E. Zumwalt to serve as his Military Legislative Assistant (MLA) in his Congressional office.  As MLA, Zumwalt will oversee National Security and Military policy in Miller’s Washington office.

“I am excited to welcome James as the newest member of my team, and I look forward to working with him as my military advisor,” said Miller. “James brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience with him and I am pleased to have such a talented and experienced individual join my team.”

Zumwalt most recently worked as a Technical Forensics Analyst contractor for the U.S. Army.  Prior to that, Zumwalt was a Platoon Commander while assigned to the Navy EOD Mobile Unit Two, having received his training at the Navy School Explosive Ordinance Disposal located on Eglin Air Force Base.

Zumwalt has deep family roots in the U.S. Military and he is the fourth generation of his family to receive the Bronze Star   His great-grandfather was awarded the Bronze Star during World War II for his actions as an Army doctor when Nazi labor camps were being liberated.  His grandfather, the late Admiral Elmo Russell “Bud” Zumwalt, Jr. was the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations.  The United States Navy’s DD(X) Guided Missile Destroyer program has been named the Zumwalt class in honor of the Admiral, and its lead ship will bear his name USS Zumwalt by Navy tradition. His uncle, Lt. Elmo R. Zumwalt III, was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions as a Navy swift-boat commander in Vietnam.  His father is retired Marine Lt. Col. James G. Zumwalt, who served in Vietnam and during the first Gulf War.

James E. Zumwalt received the medal for “exceptionally meritorious service” in Iraq in 2010 with a Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team.

Zumwalt received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.


6 Responses to “Miller Appoints New Military Advisor”

  1. Robert Barrett on September 23rd, 2014 6:42 pm

    Not surprising that James Zumwalt is a perfectly knowledgeable gentleman. My conversation with him was an honor and a privilege–he is qualified in his own right for high public office.

    Mr. Miller is a smart man.

  2. Bill Snider on September 22nd, 2014 7:54 pm

    I spoke to him a few weeks ago about a Bill in congress. He was well informed and answered all my questions. Mr. Miller has done an excellent job in hiring this gentleman.

  3. Jane on January 20th, 2014 4:06 am

    Good for Mr. Miller! He picks good people who help him gather good information so he can serve his constituents better! Welcome aboard, sir!

  4. Ted Brown on January 18th, 2014 12:43 pm

    Jeff Miller always surrounds himself with the best folks possible in order to serve his district well.

  5. Duke of Wawbeek on January 16th, 2014 7:48 am

    A nice friendly smile.

  6. 429SCJ on January 16th, 2014 4:53 am

    Excellent credentials and some interesting family members.

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