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 Oct 90
  • SSG Jun 92
  • SFC Jul 96
  • MSG Jun 98
  • 1SG May 00

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Just an average retired police chief & retired Soldier & prior service Marine. Christian, married, vet advocate, MBA, gun owner, NC concealed carry/ NRA pistol instructor, dog lover, truck man, proficient Master Mason, Shriner, VFW, DAV, USMC League, American Legion, & police chief. USMC, USMCR, NCARNG & active Army Gulf War, Bosnia Opn & Iraq. MP, 1SG, instructor, 25 years service, 30 as a cop.

Military Experiences

Aug 2002 - May 2006
NC Army National Guard Company First Sergeant (P), E-8
I was selected to stand up a new 70-Soldier MP HQ Company. I took FEMA counter-terror trainer course & conducted counter-terror training in former Soviet Republic of Moldova for police & army. Selected for SGM/E-9; was not promoted due to injury while deployed to Iraq that prevented me from attending & completing USASMA. While I was on medical hold at Ft. Bragg, I was assigned as MP liaison at Cumberland Co. Jail, then to CID office. I underwent MEB for neck & lung injuries. Was awarded 2 Meritorious Svc. Medals, 2 Arcoms, Iraq Campaign Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, 4th Army Reserve Medal, 2nd National Defense Medal, Global War on Terror Medal, Moldovan Merit Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Award & 2nd Armed Forces Reserve Medal. I was medically-retired from active duty for disability.
May 2000 - Aug 2002
NC Army National Guard MP Company First Sergeant, E-8
I was laterally-appointed, from Opns NCO-MSG to a position of greater responsibility as 1SG-the senior enlisted advisor of an MP Company of 160 MP and other MOS Soldiers at 3 detachment armories in WNC: HQ in Franklin, & detachments in Murphy and Webster (Sylva area). I implemented new policy changes for attendance and state Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) eligibility. I was a presenter at the quarterly 1SG training conference at Ft. Bragg after 9-11, a range officer, firearms trainer, counter-terror and EEO trainer. I was on the State Uniform Board and I was commended for superior service and recommended for transfer to the new HHC MP Company, to stand up the new unit MP in Asheville.
Mar 1998 - May 2000
NC Army National Guard MP Operations NCO, Master Sergeant, E-8
Promoted to MSG and transferred back to WNC to Franklin NC, as Operations Chief; training and planning NCO for an MP Company of 160 Soldiers in 3 armories. NCOIC during 1-month TDY to Germany in 2000 and also for during state call up for Hurricane Floyd, Brunswick County NC disaster in 1999. Coordinated response to Stoneville tornado. I established and led the NG outreach program to the Cherokee Tribe; medic and emergency services support and was commended by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. I was laterally appointed First Sergeant in the unit. I was commended for lifesaving and was awarded 2nd award, 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
NC Army National Guard MP Platoon Sergeant, Sergeant 1st Class E-7
I transferred back to ENC to 514th MP Co., when promoted to Sgt. 1st class as an MP platoon sergeant of 30 MP's; detachment NCOIC 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 US-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. I stayed NCO.


(2 years, 3 months)
Oct 2004 - Mar 2005
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
My unit, the 105th MP BN, was sent for MP at Camp Bucca POW Camp. It was a great area of Iraq to be in, with frequent trips and convoys to Kuwiat and up to Camp Cropper. I fractured a vertebrate in my neck and was medevacked to Ft. Bragg in 2005 for medical hold. I had surgery at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and was medically-retired in 2006.
Aug 2003
Partnership for Peace: Republic of Moldova
I was a NATO partnership For Peace and US State Department trainer. I am still and was an Army "H" identifier Army trainer, 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
My Guard unit, the 210th MP Co. went to Germany 1-month TDY to Graffenwoehr, Rose Barracks, for MP duty. I was DET NCOIC due to a jr. officer shortage in our unit. We were in Germany when the USS Cole was attacked. We provided a team of MP's to supplement security at Landstuhl Army Hospital as wounded returned. I toured Nurnburg and had fun!
Jul 1996 - Mar 1997
Operation Joint Endeavor
I was MP platoon sergeant , basically, acting first sergeant of a detached MP platoon of 30 MP Soldiers. We replaced the active MP's who went down range to Bosnia. We were in Germany for 8 months. I was NOT a barracks rat and I traveled EVERYWHERE I possibly could in Europe w/a cute German GF. I drank beer and really LOVED it! Most fun I ever had!

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools

Nov 2019

NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor

Nov 2019

NRA pistol instructor

Oct 2004

US Army Combat Lifesaver Course, 1 week, Camp Bucca, Iraq

Sep 2003

NCARNG First Sergeant's Leadership Conference, 3 days, Ft. Bragg, NC

Individual & Special Skill Schools

Feb 2020

NC Election Laws for Candidates, quadrennial class

Nov 2019

NRA Basic Instructor Training-Handgun

Jan 2019

NC Law Enforcement Instructor Annual Re-training Course, online, 1 hour

Dec 2018

NC Law Enforcement Instructor Annual Re-training, online, 1 hour



NC Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor


NRA Basic Instructor-Handgun

Apr 2016

NC Law Enforcement Trainer (2nd Course)

Jun 2008

AK Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.

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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