John Miller, New Jersey SWIC and Chair of the National Council of Statewide Interoperability, State of New Jersey
John Miller is the New Jersey Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC) in the State of New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Emergency Telecommunications Services. In 2012, Governor Chris Christie appointed John as a commissioner and charter member of the New Jersey Statewide Public Safety Communications Commission. During his time on the commission he served on several committees and was instrumental in the development of the state accreditation program for Communications Unit Leaders (COML) and Communications Technicians (COMT). From 2002 to 2015, John worked within the Atlantic County Office of Emergency Preparedness. His primary responsibility was planning, building, and maintaining the county trunked radio system. The system provided communications for more than 6,000 emergency and support personnel in the county. Some of his other duties in Atlantic County were Deputy County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator, Hazmat Technician, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Officer, and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Emergency Coordinator. He is also a licensed General Class Amateur Radio Operator, KC2TNV. John became the NCSWIC Vice in 2018 and has held leadership roles in the NCSWIC Planning, Training, and Exercise Committee and the Communications Section Task Force. John was also responsible for communications interoperability in Atlantic County and often worked with other agencies throughout the state. He has served as the COML for the Miss America Pageant, the Atlantic City Airshow, and many other events. He also had the privilege of supporting communications efforts during Hurricane Sandy, Super Bowl XLVIII in East Rutherford, and the papal visit to the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan regions this past year.