Dr. Tony Millican Millican


Colonel, United States Air Force
Director of Future Learning Initiatives, Air University eSchool
Speaker & Teacher on Virtual Reality Technology applied to Education

2017 PhD from Auburn University
2011 Awarded Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award-USAF’s highest award for leadership
2009 Awarded Bronze Star for Joint Unit Command Tour in Afghanistan
2007 Awarded George Washington Protocol Award, “Best in Air Force”
2001 Master of Science in Hospitality, Florida International Univ
1997 MBA, Saint Leo University

Dissertation: "Virtual Reality in Higher Education: A Case Study at the Air University's Squadron Officer College." Highlights of professional career: commanded 1,200 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines & civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan, during Operation Enduring Freedom - leading them through recovery from multiple suicide vehicle-based IED attacks. Decorated with Bronze Star by GEN Stanley McChrystal and received U.S. Air Force's highest award for leadership: the USAF Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award - senior officer category. Led as Deputy Commander of Mission Support for 7,000+ sq.-mile Nevada Test & Training Range (NTTR) to include responsibility for logistics planning for live, virtual & constructive (LVC) combat exercises as well as range engineering and subsequent clearing operations for live drop/detonation of over 75 percent of all munitions used by the Air Force for training. Directed logistics, and engineering of over $7.5B in real estate. Developed curriculum, delivered instruction, and provided evaluation for over 7,700 senior Air Force leaders. Provided astute management of the largest services contract in the Air Force (over $479M/5-years). Excelled at challenging international and diplomatic protocol missions: building US relations with senior leaders of over 100 countries throughout the world.