Crystal Dawn Miller, North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Field Operations Manager, Former NC National Guardsman, Iraq OIF/OEF Army Veteran serving a combat tour in Iraq in 2005-2006.
At 47 years old I continue to feel the impact of my service on my life and the life of my family. That makes it worth my time and efforts to help others who have been impacted by service and war. I joined the North Carolina National Guard in 1996 and was honorably discharged in 2008. I became a VSO in February 2012 and have had a wonderful journey during my time with the DMVA where I have held positions as a Veterans Service Officer, Regional Training Officer, Regional Manager, State Training Coordinator, and my current position as Field Operations Manager.
I graduated from Gardner Webb University in 2012 with a bachelor’s in science and a focus on human services. I graduated in May 2018 with a Masters in Adult Education from East Carolina University. I have four grown children and three grandchildren. I currently have five rescues dogs that range in age from 2 ½ years to 15 years old who are, on most days the center of my universe. I am the team lead for the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) and the moderator for the Governor’s Working Group for SMVF benefits and resources. I am a mom, dog mom, Mimi, daughter, sister, aunt, veteran, and supporter and advocate for the veterans of North Carolina.