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Waymart Superintendent Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

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November 16, 2021 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

Two men holding a certificate

Pictured: Michael Wenerowicz, former deputy secretary for the eastern region, presents George Miller, superintendent at SCI Waymart, with a certificate after 35 years of state service in Nov. 2019.

With more than 37 years of service to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC), SCI Waymart Superintendent George Miller was recently honored with the Pennsylvania Prison Warden's Association William B. Robinson Lifetime Achievement Award.

Superintendent Miller's influence can be seen throughout the DOC, where he has served in a management or executive capacity at five facilities. He began his career as a corrections officer at SCI Muncy in 1984. He transferred to SCI Retreat in 1987 and earned several promotions before moving to SCI Coal Township in 2008 to serve as major of the guard. In 2013, Superintendent Miller transferred to SCI Frackville, initially as deputy superintendent for centralized services and then deputy superintendent for facilities management. He has led the team at SCI Waymart as superintendent since 2019.

Superintendent Miller has held several specialty positions throughout his career. He was a member of the Correctional Rifle Specialist Team (CRST), Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT), and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team. In 1999 as part of CERT at SCI Retreat, he was recognized for his role in the apprehension and recapture of two escapees from SCI Dallas. Former DOC Secretary Martin Horn wrote at the time that "George Miller personifies the high standards aspired to by all officers and employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections."

Those standards have not diminished over 20+ years, as Superintendent Miller continues to set the standard within the DOC. He was nominated for the PPWA lifetime achievement award by SCI Waymart Deputy Superintendent Joseph Grillo, who wrote, in part, that Superintendent Miller "exemplifies servant leadership, exhibits integrity at the highest level, empowers others, promotes an environment of diversity an inclusion, demonstrates compassion for staff and inmates, and is adept at meeting the objectives of the DOC."

In addition to his career in corrections, Superintendent Miller is a veteran of the United State Marine Corps and United States Army Reserves.


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