David C. Miller Jr.

Ambassador David C. Miller, Jr. is one of the founding investors of Torch Hill Capital, LLC, a private equity firm that originates, structures and acts as an equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups and growth capital financings. In his career, he also has provided international business advisory services to a number of major US corporations and has managed investments for high net worth individuals in privately held companies both in the United States and overseas.

Ambassador Miller was Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs on the National Security Council Staff at the White House from January 23, 1989-December 31, 1990. He served as the United States Ambassador to Tanzania from 1981-1984 and to Zimbabwe from 1984-1986. Since leaving the National Security Council, Ambassador Miller has remained active on a number of intelligence advisory boards in the intelligence community. Following a year in Vietnam with the Advanced Research Projects Agency, he was selected as a White House Fellow for 1968-1969. He served as a Fellow with the Attorney General and the following year became his Special Assistant. In 1970-1971, he was the Director of the President’s Commission on White House Fellows.

Ambassador Miller maintains an active role in a number of nonprofit institutions. He founded and serves as the Chairman of the Special Operations Fund, which provides scholarships for children of deceased members of special operations military units. He is a Board member of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the District of Columbia Bar. He also serves on the Board of Regents at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He has lectured and written extensively on foreign policy management, including chapters in three volumes on low-intensity conflict: Low-Intensity Conflict: Old Threats in a New World; Gray Area Phenomena: Confronting the New World Disorder; and Managing Contemporary Conflict: Pillars of Success. Ambassador Miller also co-authored, with David Gordon and Howard Wolpe, a book on Africa entitled, The United States and Africa: A Post-Cold War Perspective, an American Assembly book published by W. W. Norton Co.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

National Security Council, (1989 - 1990)
Zimbabwe, (1984 - 1986)
Tanzania, (1981 - 1984)

Areas of Expertise