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About the Author
Paul Miller retired from work in 1978, following 30 years of Government civil service. He served 16 years as a research meteorologist, a number of years as an ordnance project engineer, and as Branch Head of the Gun Systems Branch at the U.S. Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, CA. Concurrent with the latter assignment, he also had the added responsibilities as U.S. Navy representative to the NATO Air Armament Working Party, U.S. Navy representative to the international Air Standardization Coordinating Committee, Chairman and U.S. Navy representative of the tri-service Ammunition Study Group, U.S. Navy representative to the tri-service Working Party for Guns, and U.S. Navy representative to the Gun and Ammunition Section of the American Ordnance Association.
Following his retirement from government service, Mr. Miller worked for three years as a consultant on guns and ammunition for one of the largest munitions firms in Norway, A/S Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker. This was followed by a year as the Director of Research and Development at Bermite, a munitions manufacturer in Saugus, CA, and another year as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at AeroEnergy Systems, Inc., of Chatsworth, CA. This was followed by a stint as Senior Editor at Lockheed, Palmdale, CA. He also served as a Mono County Planning Commissioner and as a member of the Mono County Tax Assessment Appeals Board.
After moving to Mohave Valley, AZ, he and his wife ran a desktop publishing company for ten years. He simultaneously became deeply involved with the local Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Directors of the Laughlin/Bullhead City International Airport. With the blessing of the County Board of Supervisors he helped form the Mohave County Economic Development Authority and for two years served as its president and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Miller, now lives in Kaibab Estates West, in Ash Fork, AZ, and has published more than 150 books/papers ranging from meteorological studies of the jet stream to recipe collections to the ballistics of guns. He is the recipient of numerous awards for these efforts.
Mr. Miller is a founding member of the Northern Arizona Authors Association, based in Williams, AZ.
Phil Miller is a retired theatrical lighting designer and screenplay writer. He was a gaffer and production manager in both the motion picture and television industries in Hollywood and Hawaii.