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Richard W. Mies
Born Template:June, 1944
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Admiral Richard W. Mies at Pentagon briefing
Nickname Rich/Rick
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1967-2002
Rank Admiral
Commands held United States Strategic Command
Submarine Group Eight
USS Sea Devil (SSN-664)
Other work President and CEO of Hicks and Associates.

Admiral Richard Willard Mies was the fourth Commander in Chief, from 1998 to 2001, of United States Strategic Command, located at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. Admiral Mies graduated first in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in mechanical engineering and mathematics. After completing training for submarine duty, he served on two nuclear attack submarines, USS Sunfish (SSN-649) and USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN-686), and a ballistic missile submarine, USS Nathan Hale (SSBN-623) (BLUE), before commanding the nuclear attack submarine USS Sea Devil (SSN-664). He has served in various command positions including Commander, Submarine Development Squadron Twelve, Commander, Submarine Group Eight and, and Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Atlantic Fleet. His staff positions include, Chief of Staff to Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, and Director, Strategic Target Plans and Deputy Director, Plans and Policy on the staff of Commander in Chief, U.S. Strategic Command. Admiral Mies has completed post-graduate education at Oxford University, England, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Harvard University. He holds a Masters degree in government administration and international relations.

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Mies, a Chicago native, is a qualified submariner and naval aviation observer. His personal awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), Legion of Merit (four awards), National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Secretary of Energy Gold Medal.


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