In 2006, when Michael Miller, Director of Business Development for Universal Synaptics, was about to be deployed to Iraq, he bought an American flag. He carried that flag with him on 70 successful Army combat missions. He now carries the flag wherever he travels and during significant life events. The flag has since been taken to over 14 countries, flown over the U.S. Capitol, been to nearly every U.S. State, and to historic sites including The Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and many others.
“I carry this flag whenever I travel. We’re inseparable,” says Miller. “It’s been with me for every stage of my life since I was 20. I plan to pass it down to my future children.”
On May 7-9, 2019 Miller carried the same Stars and Stripes to the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest to attend the CTMA Partners Meeting. This flag started as a solemn reminder to a warfighter on his way to war. At the CTMA Partners Meeting, it served to remind everyone present of our purpose in the maintenance and sustainment community – keeping the warfighter combat ready.