Carolyn Lyons Miller, PhD, Colonel (Ret.)

Carolyn Lyons Miller

Title: Retired Microbiologist, Military Officer
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Carolyn Lyons Miller, PhD, Colonel (Ret.), Retired Microbiologist and Military Officer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Military for dedication, achievements, and leadership in microbiology.

In the 10th grade, Dr. Lyons Miller fell in love with science. When it came time to pursue a formal education, she earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. In the following years, she earned a Master’s degree from the Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Later, she became certified as a licensed medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1984. That same year, she was certified as a clinical laboratory scientist by the National Certification Agency.

Once Dr. Lyons Miller was married, she decided to enter the military because of her husband’s involvement. She was inspired to help others just as he was doing so successfully. In 1985, after spending several years as a science educator, she became the medical technician intern at Lackland Air Force Base. After one year, she was promoted to the chief of quality control and epidemiology. In 1989, Dr. Lyons Miller returned to education as a professor in the department of biology at the United States Air Force Academy. Remaining there until 1993, she proceeded to explore a number of roles in the military before finding the right fit for her skills. In 2005, Dr. Lyons Miller became the director of chemical, biological, nuclear and clinical surveillance with the Air Force Institute for Operational Health. She remains there today, alongside her more recent ventures in public health. As a testament to her success, Dr. Lyons Miller is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of American Women.

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