I, John Miles, am a retired US Marine Corps Officer and former college professor that now delivers lectures on Scottish history and other historical topics to groups. I have presented lectures to multiple Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Festivals throughout the U.S.
I hold or have held membership in the following organizations; Clan Gillean USA, Clan Donnachaidh USA, The Scottish American Military Society (SAMS), Scottish American Society Palm Beach, FL, the St. Andrew's Society of Albany, NY, the Scottish American Society of Tidewater, VA, and the Robert Burns Society of the Midlands, SC.
I volunteered as a guest history lecturer at the Vermont Veterans' Home and I spoke to the Vermont Governor's Veterans' Education Committee (GVEC). In addition to the highland games and veteran's organizations, I also give historical presentations at multiple Assisted Living Facilities and libraries in South Carolina.
I received my Masters degree in Military Studies (military history) from American Military University and have a Bachelors degree in Anthropology with a minor in History from Texas A&M University.
I am a six-time published author in Marine Corps Gazette, the professional journal of the Marine Corps. My article on Highland Regiments service in North America was published by Scots Heritage Magazine in its Spring 2017 edition. My article on Martial Bagpiping was published by Pipes & Drums in ts July 2017 edition. Additionally, the magazine History Scotland recently published my article on Iconic Songs of World War One sung by Scottish Singers on its website.