‚ÄčCaptain Miles was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and four USAF Air Medals for his service in Assault Airlift and Air Rescue during the Vietnam War.  He holds an Airline Pilot's license in the B-747, and he has 35 years as a trans-ocean jumbo jet freighter pilot.  He also holds FAA permits and licensing for operations in experimental aircraft design, flight test, and maintenance.  

As a musician and educator, he holds a certificates in Music for Social Change from North Park University, and is a Mark O'Connor Method violin teacher.   Captain Miles is a St. Ignatius alumnus with an BA in Journalism and Political Science from the Univ of St. Thomas.