Barry Miller is an elevation applied researcher in the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center. He specializes in digital elevation models and lidar point clouds. Previously he worked as a geospatial analyst and instructor for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency from 2007 to 2016. He holds two Master of Science degrees in Geographic Information Systems from Penn State University and Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He also attended the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He served six years as a combat engineer officer in the US Army, earning a Bronze Star medal for service in Iraq. His other honors include two Department of Defense Joint Civilian Service Commendation Awards for his outstanding forward deployed geospatial support to Operation Tomodachi, the US humanitarian response to the 2011 Japanese earthquake, tsunami, and radiological disaster, and Operation
Inherent Resolve, the US mission to defeat the Islamic State in 2016. He also has a Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award for supporting the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013 and an Armed Forces Civilian Service Medal for assisting with US efforts to stop Ebola in Liberia in 2015. Barry lives in Lakewood, CO, with his two sons, eightyear-old Ethan and four-year-old Nolan.