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Newcastle Field Office
Release Date: 05/13/10
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins    

Installation Ceremony Held for BLM Newcastle Field Manager Rick Miller

An installation ceremony for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) new field manager for the Newcastle Field Office was held May 12.

Newcastle Field Manager Rick Miller, his wife Linda, his daughter Carissa and BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson.
The BLM Wyoming State Director Don Simpson officially inducted Rick Miller as the head of the Newcastle Field Office. Miller was formerly the acting BLM Wyoming Deputy State Director for Support Services.

Rick received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1983 and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1993. Miller served 21 years in the United States Air Force, including five years as a geodetic surveyor, prior to joining civil service with US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command as a program analyst in 2002. He joined BLM in 2006.

Miller served as the BLM Wyoming budget officer, guiding budget development and execution across all BLM programs within Wyoming, including assisting in establishing the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative program priorities and funding requirements. Miller has also been supporting development of an implementation plan for Secretary of the Interior Salazar’s Wild Horse and Burro Initiative.

"Wyoming is a special place, and BLM is a good organization. I am honored to be the field manager for Newcastle and work with a great team managing public lands in northeastern Wyoming," noted Miller.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Newcastle Field Office   1101 Washington Boulevard      Newcastle, WY 82701  

Last updated: 05-13-2010