COL (Ret.), Sr. Advisor and Founder of Aurelian Group

Specializes in driving impact and creating value for organizations serving those who serve our nation.

About Miguel

Miguel Howe


Veteran Services
Military Affairs

Colonel (Retired) Miguel Howe is a Sr. Advisor at Cicero® Group and supports our Social Impact practice area with a particular emphasis on Government, Military, and Veteran Affairs. Miguel is the Founder/CEO of Aurelian Group based in Washington D.C. and brings a compelling combination of leadership and management experience across a broad spectrum of public and private sector settings. His work on behalf of Cicero promotes the social, economic, and health outcomes of our military service members, veterans, and their families so that they can thrive. Cicero works closely with the institutions and organizations that most closely serve veterans by providing data-driven insights, strategies, and implementation support across multiple focus areas. Doing so increases impact for veterans while increasing value to the organizations serving them.


Prior to his work on behalf of Cicero, Miguel served at the George W. Bush Institute. Miguel was the inaugural April and Jay Graham Fellow, an Endowed Chair at the Bush Institute. Subsequent Graham Fellows have included VA Secretary Robert McDonald and J&J CEO Alex Gorsky. As President Bush’s representative, Miguel worked to enhance veteran outcomes and create value for cross sector organizations serving this population by synchronizing and aligning effort, and driving impact across the public, private, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors. Prior to that work he was selected by President Bush as the Director of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. Miguel provided national leadership, policy, and programming to foster successful transition outcomes for post-9/11 veterans and military families.


Colonel Howe served in the United States Army for over 24-years as an Infantry and Special Forces Officer. He culminated his service commanding the 7th Special Forces Group for fourteen months. Miguel has led US, Special Operations, and International forces in Latin America, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He was appointed by Presidential Commission as a White House Fellow and appointed to serve as senior advisor to the CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. He also commanded a recruiting Battalion. Miguel is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and earned a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from Georgetown University. Miguel is married and the proud father of two children on the pathway to national service.

Career Highlights

Inaugural April and Jay Graham Fellow of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute
Director, Military Service Initiative, George W. Bush Institute
Acting Commander, and Deputy Commander, 7th Special Forces Group
Commander, Afghan National Army Special Operations Advisory Group
Commander, US Army Southern California Recruiting Battalion
White House Fellow and Senior Consultant and Special Assistant to the CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Chief of Staff, NATO Training Mission, Al Rustamiyah, Iraq

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