Richard Miles co-founded the Cade Museum in 2010 and served as Vice President of the Board of Directors until 2019.
From 2017-2021, Mr. Miles was a Senior Fellow and Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. Previously, he served as a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1993-2009. His assignments included a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Karbala, Iraq, the staff of the National Security Council at the White House, and postings in Argentina, Germany, and Barbados. During the 2016 presidential campaign Mr. Miles worked as a Latin America policy advisor to Governor Jeb Bush.
From 1988-1991, Mr. Miles was an intelligence officer in the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) stationed in Nuremberg, Germany. With the 2nd ACR he helped defend the Iron Curtain in the closing years of the Cold War, and participated in combat operations in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm.
He has written extensively on foreign policy, with articles appearing in the Wall Street Journal Europe, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, USA Today, The Hill, Newsweek, and other publications. Mr. Miles received a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Washington in 1987, and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993. A second generation Mexican-American, he is fluent in Spanish and German. He is married to Phoebe Cade Miles, and they have three adult children and three grandchildren.