point Scholar 2010 – 2012
Katie spent the first two years of her undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy. Though being ranked in the top 1% of the Corps of Cadets, being designated as a Distinguished Cadet, receiving Superintendent’s Award for Excellence, and graduating U.S. Army Airborne School, Katie’s feeling of repression under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy undermined her personal growth and consistently compromised her integrity. In August of 2010 she publicly announced her resignation, citing the policy.
Since then, she has appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show, Anderson Cooper 360, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and ESPN's Outside the Lines (nominated for a GLAAD media award); been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal; and spoken on NPR and BBC. She also escorted Lady Gaga to the MTV Video Music Awards.
Katie Miller now serves as a spokesperson and service academy representative for OutServe, an underground network of actively serving LGBT servicemembers, where she continues to advocate for sound LGBT military personnel policies. Katie studies political science at Yale University and hopes to rejoin the military upon graduation.