1SG John Millan

1SG John Millan

Dates of Service: Jun 1981 - May 2006
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  • LCpl Dec 81
  • Cpl Sep 82
  • Sgt Feb 85
  • SGT Sep 90
  • SSG Jun 92
  • SFC Jul 96
  • MSG Jun 98
  • 1SG May 00


Local elected official, Christian, married, MBA, gun owner, dog lover, truck man, proficient Master Mason, Shriner, Sojourner, VFW, DAV, American Legion & USMC League commandant, retired 30-year cop & police chief. USMC 81-84, USMCR 84-90, Army Guard, 90-06, 3 state disasters and 3 years activated Army: Gulf War, Germany during Balkans Operation and Iraq: MP, 1SG, instructor & firearms trainer.

Military Experiences

Aug 2002 - May 2006
Company First Sergeant, 1SG, E-8
Selected to stand up new HQ MP Company. I underwent FEMA instructor for counter terrorism and community preparedness, then conducted counter-terror training mission in former Soviet Republic of Moldova. Deployed to Iraq; then on medical hold at Ft. Bragg. First assigned as MP liaison, Cumberland County Jail, then staff at CID office. Underwent MEB for neck and lung injury in Iraq. Awarded Meritorious Svc. Medal, NC Meritorious Svc. Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/2stars, Army Good Conduct Medal, 3rd Army Reserve Components Medal, 2nd National Defense Medal, Global War on Terror Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Award, Moldovan Medal of Merit, Moldovan Parachutist Badge and 3rd Armed Forces Reserve Medal. Temporarily retired May of 06, permanently medically retired in March of 09.
May 2000 - Aug 2002
Company First Sergeant, 1SG, E-8
I was the senior enlisted advisor of MP Company of 160 MP and other MOS Soldiers at 3 detachment armories. I was commended for superior service and recommended for transfer to the new HHC MP Company, to stand up the new unit in Asheville.
Mar 1998 - May 2000
MP Operations NCO, MSG, E-8
Upon promotion to MSG, I transferred back to WNC to Franklin, NC, as training and planning NCO for MP Company of 160 Soldiers in 3 armories. NCOIC during deployment to Germany, 2000 and during state call up for Hurricane Floyd, Brunswick County NC disaster, 1999. I was laterally appointed as First Sergeant within the unit after 2 years in grade, in recognition of superior performance. I was awarded 2nd State NC Guard Service Ribbon, 3rd Army Reserve Components Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Ribbon and 3rd State Active Duty Service Ribbon.
May 1996 - May 1998
Platoon Sergeant, Sgt. 1st Class E-7
I transferred back to ENC to 514th MP Co., upon promotion to Sgt. 1st class as an MP platoon sergeant of 30 MP's; detachment NCOIC for 8 months in Germany during Bosnia Support Operation. Completed 1SG school and firearms trainer school, both in Germany, then was NCOIC conducting joint rifle and pistol qualification for Germany Army personnel. I completed German Army machine gun & pistol marksmanship qualification course, earning the gold (expert) shooting cord. I deployed at a state disaster: flood in Mitchell and Avery Counties, 1998. Awarded 1st & 2nd Army Achievement Medals, NC Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NATO Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, German Army's Gold Shooting Cord marksmanship award & 2nd State Active Duty Ribbon. Completed WOCS in 97 but had no billet.


(2 years, 3 months)
Oct 2004 - Mar 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Military police at Camp Bucca.
Aug 2003
NATO Partnership For Peace, Moldova
I was a NATO partnership For Peace and US State Department trainer. I am and was an Army "H" identifier trainer, US Homeland Security Trainer and NC law enforcement trainer. I put on counter-terror training for the Moldovan Army MP's and civilian police. I was awarded the Moldovan Order of Merit by the local Brigade Commander. It was GREAT!
Oct 2000 - Nov 2000
1-month deployment to Graffenwoehr Germany for MP duty.
Jul 1996 - Mar 1997
Operation Joint Endeavor
I was a platoon sergeant and basically, an acting first sergeant of a detached MP platoon. We replaced the active MP's who went down range to Bosnia. We were in Germany for 8 months. I absolutely LOVED it!

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Oct 2004

US Army Combat Lifesaver Course

Sep 2003

NC National Guard First Sergeant's Training Conference

Oct 1998

US Army MP SWAT School

Mar 1998

US Air Force Safety Officer School

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jan 2019

NC Law Enforcement Instructor Annual Re-training Course

Dec 2018

NC Law Enforcement Instructor Annual Re-training

Apr 2018

Forensic Death Investigation

Oct 2017

NC Law Enforcement Instructor Annual Re-raining


Apr 2016

NC Law Enforcement Trainer (2nd Course)

Jun 2008

AK Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.

Aug 2007

AK Law Enforcement Trainer.

Oct 2006

NC Community Policing Certificate Program

Foreign Language Skills


German (2+/3+)


French (2/3+)

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

2001 - 2004

Lansbridge University

MBA, Strategic Management

1996 - 2001

Henry Cogswell College

BA business

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