COMMODORE M.H.J. Miko, RAN

Director General Logistics - Navy Navy Strategic Command

 

 

Commodore Michael Miko was born in Schacht-Audorf, West Germany on 1 July 1963. He emigrated to Australia in 1978 and graduated from the Gladstone State High School in Queensland before joining the Royal Australian Navy in January 1982.

CDRE Miko specialised as a Logistics Officer and, after a variety of junior supply postings, served as the Supply Officer onboard the Amphibious Landing Ship HMAS TOBRUK from 1993 - 1995. During this posting he experienced an operational deployment to Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea for initial peace talks between the government and rebel forces.

He completed his second Head of Department tour at the shore base HMAS HARMAN from 1996 - 1998 after which Commodore Miko was selected to participate in the Personnel Exchange Program with the United States Navy at the Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. In recognition of his efforts during this posting, he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Following a twelve month posting as the Manager Configuration Certification and Allowances, he undertook an operational deployment to the Middle East as the RAN Liaison Officer in Bahrain from June to November 2001. Commodore Miko graduated from the Australian Command and Staff College in December 2002 with a Masters of Management which was followed by a posting as the Manager Logistic Data and Allowances.

Commodore Miko completed a further Head of Department tour onboard the Replenishment ship HMAS SUCCESS from 2004 - 2006 before posting to Navy Headquarters as Deputy Director Logistics - Navy. He joined Joint Logistics Command in July 2007 as the Director Supply Chain Plans and stood up the new Directorate of Defence Logistics Analysis and Integration in September 2008. This was followed by a posting to the United States Joint Staff Logistics Directorate in Washington DC as the Australian Liaison Officer in 2010. In addition to his liaison duties, he also represented Australia on logistics matters for NATO.

Following a further posting within Navy Logistics Branch as the Director Navy Logistics from January 2013, Commodore Miko took up a posting as the Director International Logistics, Joint Logistics Command in October 2014 building on his international liaison experience. He joined Navy Strategic Command in December 2015 on promotion to the rank of Commodore as the Director General Logistics - Navy and Head of the Maritime Logistics Community.

Commodore Miko is married to Margaret and they have twin twenty-two year old daughters Rachel and Jessica. He enjoys running, cycling, indoor rowing, gardening, home maintenance and home brewing.