Jared Miller, a co-owner of Prolifiq Sign Studio on River Street in Oneonta, is serving his second tour with the 691st in Afghanistan. In addition to being the senior staff sergeant, he works as an operating room technician.
After the last deployment, much of the unit left the service, his father said.
“My son and one of the doctors, Col. (Gino) Trevisani, are the only two from the original unit that were there nine years ago,” Arthur Miller said.
It’s a long-term commitment.
“He’s been in the unit since his junior year of high school,” Arthur Miller said. “He joined under the split-op (split option) program, they call it.
He did his basic training in Oklahoma after his junior year in high school and then went for advanced individual training in Texas, his father said.
“Then, he was home for a year and went to college for a year and then they deployed him,” Arthur Miller said.