Miller, Michael B.
Capt. Michael B. Miller joined Texas A&M University at Galveston in the Fall of 2001 after two plus decades at sea.
He is a native of Brazoria County, Texas, third generation Master Mariner and second generation Harbor Pilot. He received his B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1981 and his Unlimited Tonnage Masters License from the U.S. Coast Guard in October of 1988 and began sailing Master the following month. With a few exceptions Capt. Miller almost exclusively sailed on Tankers.
After the first Gulf War he was one of ten Merchant Marine Officers to receive the U. S. Navy’s Meritorious Public Service Award in August of 1991 for “dramatic improvements to logistics planning for the U.S. Navy that undoubtedly saved time, money and lives.” In September of 1993 he received his second Coast Guard License as Marine Radio Telegraph Operator.
That same year he became a port Captain for Phillips Petroleum Company where he served in various positions including the Board of Directors Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Maritime Issues Committee the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce, Member Legislative Action Committee for the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, Member Industry Taskforce on Offshore Lightering, Member Western States Petroleum Marine Subcommittee for Phillips Petroleum.
Captain Miller is currently a member of the Council of American Master Mariners, The Houston Marine Square Club, and the Galveston Propeller Club.