Boston Globe: Naval Reserve Commander Willard H.
From: Kenny Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 13:15:53 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 10:30:25 -0400
Subject: Boston Globe: Naval Reserve Commander Willard H.
In the recent May 21, 2000 Boston Globe newspaper article "UFO
Theorists Gain Support Abroad, But Repression At Home" see:
authored by Leslie Kean, three paragraphs are devoted to the
mention of a U.S. Naval Reserve Commander by the name of Willard
Kean writes: "US Naval Reserve Commander Willard H. Miller has
long been communicating this same concern [the UFO situation] to
high level federal officials. With over 30 years in Navy and
joint interagency operations with the Defense Department, Miller
has participated in a series of previously undisclosed briefings
for Pentagon brass about military policy regarding UFOs.
"Like many, Miller says he worries that the military's lack
of preparation for encounters with unexplained craft could
provoke dangerous confrontation when, and if, such an
encounter occurs; ''precipitous military decisions,'' he
warns, ''may lead to unnecessary confusion, misapplication
of forces, or possible catastrophic consequences.''
"And he says he is not alone in his concerns. ''There are
those in high places in the government who share a growing
interest in this subject,'' Miller reports.''"
Leslie Kean was interviewed by Whitley Strieber on the Dreamland
radio program [Sunday, May 28, 2000] regarding her article which
appeared in The Boston Globe. During the interview, Kean told of
a 'reluctance' by newspaper editors to print her article, and
spoke of several publications, including The Washington Times,
which rejected her material outright.
About 1-hour and 26-minutes into the radio program, Leslie Kean
said that newspaper editors were uncomfortable to her reference
of Willard H. Miller and his Pentagon briefings.
Several newspaper editors sought to omit this specific issue
from her report. Although The Boston Globe editors were hesitant
to allow inclusion of this detail, she said, the newspaper
ultimately permitted this item to be given reader consideration.
Kean also said that editors of The Sacremento Bee were very
hesitant to cope with the Miller briefings, and told her:
"Meetings at The Pentagon are not that significant." Sacremento
Bee editors also told her that "it was easy to set up a
meeting." Reporter Leslie Kean explained how she argued the
significance of the meeting, and felt that such high-level
discussions warranted reportage.
This three-paragraph entry in Kean's report seems to add a level
of intrigue by mentioning "undisclosed Pentagon policy
briefings" of UFOs.
Had Kean explored Miller's interest in UFOs further, she might
have informed the reader that he is also closely affiliated with
CSETI, having completed Advanced UFO/ETI Research Training in
Charlottesville, Virginia in May of 1999.
On October 10, 1999, Miller spoke at a meeting of Pensacola/Gulf
Breeze MUFON, telling the $10.00 per-person gathering at the
Gulf Breeze Recreation Center what he believes the Department of
Defense (DoD) knows about UFOs.
In an announcement to promote the lecture, Pensacola/Gulf Breeze
MUFON stated: "Commander Miller's accomplishments are varied and
worldwide. He has been a public school English teacher, a
decorated Vietnam War veteran, and worked for Honeywell, Inc.
and SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation). In
1989, he was voluntarily recalled to active duty to help the
Department of Defense (DoD) stand up its "War on Drugs." He has
served as a DoD Civil Service Program Analyst/Technology Support
Specialist, and has worked with U.S. Atlantic Command, U.S.
Space Command, and many other military agencies and companies on
projects including nuclear, natural, & technological disaster
mitigation, WW-III contingencies, and Space Warfare. He has held
clearances for Top Secret (TS) and Sensitive Compartmented
Information (SCI). Commander Miller is knighted in the
Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Knights
Templars), the oldest military knighthood (1118 AD).
Pensacola/Gulf Breeze MUFON continues by announcing: "Commander
Miller is also the Military Advisor to the Center for the Study
of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI), supporting their
interface with the Defense Department. In that capacity he has
worked directly with CSETI's International Director, as well as
former astronauts Edgar Mitchell (Apollo-14), and Brian O'Leary
(NASA Manned Mars Mission) and key members of the Pentagon's
Joint Staff. He has met with members of the DoD Intelligence
community at the highest levels to discuss the UFO/ETI subject."
Residing in Clearwater, Florida, Miller is reported by
Pensacola/Gulf Breeze MUFON to be a founder and President of
NOVA Engineering, a high-technology company providing preventive
and predictive maintenance and long-life/wear-reducing synthetic
lubricants for industry, automotive, and marine interests.
In addition to his completion of Advanced UFO/ETI Research
Training with CSETI in May of 1999, Miller also "Initiated
UFO/ETI briefing and discussions with Director, Defense
Intelligence Agency (DIA) Pentagon, Washington, D.C." in
September of 1998. In April of 1997, Miller is reported to have
provided "security & special support" for UFO Witness Meeting to
Congressional staff at the Westin Hotel in Washington, D.C., and
during April of 1997, he is said to have initiated "UFO/ETI
briefing and discussions" with Vice Director for Intelligence,
The Joint Staff - Pentagon, Washington, D.C. The Pensacola/Gulf
Breeze MUFON organization also reports that in March of 1995,
Miller coordinated a lecture by CSETI International Director
Steven Greer at Virginia NASA Air & Space Center, Hampton,
Virginia, and in September of 1993, he arranged a "UFO/ETI
briefing & discussions" at the USAF Foreign Aerospace, Science,
& Technology Center (FASTC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio
[formerly USAF FTD, now USAF NAIC]. In July of 1993, Miller
served as special advisor to CSETI's "Project Starlight,"
UFO/ETI public education & disclosure project.
CSETI [Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence] is
championed by Steven Greer, an emergency room physician. Selling
a 'Training Kit' for $125.00, CSETI offers 'instructional
training and seeks to "open peaceful communications with
extraterrestrial life forms" while encouraging interested
parties to undertake action to vector in "spacecraft."
Greer, whose state of mind has openly been questioned on the
internet in a March 4, 1998 report by Charles T. Oliphant III
- see UFO Updates:
is said to have remote-viewed extraterrestrials inside Mt.
Blanca during a night training session in The San Luis Valley
[Colorado]. During a February 23, 1998 telephone conversation
with researcher Christopher O'Brien, Greer told of how he
disappeared in a "gold light" as a semi-circle of different
sized ET elders became visible. As the ET's allegedly communed
with Greer, the CSETI leader was somehow informed that the ET's
were under attack in the mountain by covert military forces
Although CSETI generally receives uplifting press coverage at a
time when the UFO subject is usually considered with
journalistic derision [July 1, 1998 report by White House
Correspondent Sarah McClendon referencing Steven Greer], one
investigative departure from this 'non-scrutiny' was a January
5, 1999 article entitled "Apocalypse Real Soon." The article,
which spoke of CSETI's flashlight-wielding enthusiasts running
in the woods trying to contact UFO's via 'positive thinking,'
referenced CSETI in context with various cults such as The House
of Yahweh, the Church of the Final Testament and the Order of
the Solar Temple.
Had the reporter that prepared the May 21, 2000 Boston Globe
article, Leslie Kean [who also told Whitley Strieber of her
suspicions of being held 'under surveillance' and also dealing
with computer problems while preparing her UFO report], looked
deeper into U.S. Naval Reserve Commander Willard H. Miller's
affiliation with cultish CSETI, and had Kean been mindful to
enlighten her readers as to the meditative and sooth-saying
practices of this organization, the cryptic 'undisclosed
Pentagon meeting' reference in the article might not appear so
terribly intriguing after all.
June 1, 2000