Rory Miller

Rory Miller is a seventeen-year veteran of a metropolitan correctional system.  He spent seventeen years, including ten as a sergeant, with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland Oregon.  His assignments included Booking, Maximum Security, Disciplinary and Administrative Segregation, and Mental Health Units.  He was a CERT (Corrections Emergency Response Team) member for over eleven years and Team Leader for six.

His training has included over eight hundred hours of tactical training; witness protection and close-quarters handgun training with the local US Marshals; Incident Command System; Instructor Development Courses; AELE Discipline and Internal Investigations; Hostage Negotiations and Hostage Survival; Integrated Use of Force and Confrontational Simulation Instructor; Mental Health; Defensive Tactics, including the GRAPLE instructors program; Diversity; and Supervision.

Rory has designed and taught courses including Confrontational Simulations; Uncontrolled Environments; Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill; CERT Operations and Planning; Defensive Tactics; and Use of Force for Multnomah County and other agencies.

In 2008 Rory Miller left his agency to spend over a year in Iraq with the Department of Justice ICITAP program as a civilian advisor to the Iraqi Corrections System.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a blackbelt in jujutsu and college varsities in judo and fencing.  He also likes long walks on the beach.

His writings have been featured in Loren Christensen’s “Fighter’s Fact Book 2: The Street”  Kane and Wilder’s “Little Black Book of Violence” and “The Way to Blackbelt.”  

Rory is the author of “Meditations on Violence: A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence”; “Facing Violence”; “Force Decisions”; “Violence: A Writer’s Guide” published by Smashwords; and “Scaling Force” co-authored with Lawrence Kane.

Currently, Rory teaches seminars on self-defense, violence dynamics and communications and has done so in twenty-five states and fourteen countries. So far.