Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret.
Colonel Miguel Howe, USA, Ret. is the Director of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute. As the Director, Colonel Howe is responsible for leading the Bush Institute’s work to honor the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans, service members and their families. The Military Service Initiative will work to unite the efforts of non-profits, businesses, universities, individual citizens and communities to empower all post-9/11 veterans to continue to serve as national assets after they take off the uniform.
Colonel Howe retired from the United States Army where he served for over 24 years in a myriad of command and staff assignments to include in Iraq and Afghanistan. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the commander of the Afghan National Army Special Operations Advisory Group, Camp Morehead Afghanistan. He also deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Chief of Staff for the NATO Training Mission in Al Rustamiyah, Iraq. A Special Forces Officer, he has commanded special operations forces on numerous deployments throughout Latin America with the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). Colonel Howe served as the Special Assistant to the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and commanded the U.S. Army Southern California Recruiting Battalion. He began his Army career in the 25th Infantry Division as a Rifle Platoon Leader.
Colonel Howe was selected in 2006 by President George W. Bush to serve as a White House Fellow. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and earned a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is married with two children.
Empowering veterans and their families to successfully reenter civilian life
With the right support and policies, virtually all veterans and military families can continue to lead and serve in meaningful ways. The beginning of a new administration presents an opportunity to take a fresh look at the strategies, policies, programs, and resources that can empower them to successfully re-enter civilian life.
Making the Invisible Visible
Working together we can make sure invisible wounds do not limit the quality of life for those who bear the costs of war. We especially don't want to limit their ability to lead our families, businesses and communities
Mission Transition: Creating Employment Opportunities for Post-9/11 Veterans and Military Families
The Military's Modern Role in Securing Freedom
The U.S. military has evolved since the 1940s, adapting to advancing technology and a vastly different enemy. But what has not changed is that the U.S. military stands as a key element in protecting the freedoms Franklin Roosevelt outlined in his speech.
America Needs the Secret Leadership of the U.S. Military
Leadership extends beyond the four-star generals – the CEOs – of the U.S. Armed Forces. The small unit leaders carry the success of the military and 2.8 million post-9/11 veterans are ready to use their skills in our communities.