Meet STL USA’s Marshall Miller – nominated for GWO Instructor of the Year 2024

The GWO Safety & Training Awards are returning for a 3rd edition. The awards are the world’s first programme of its kind recognising the skills and impact of training providers and instructors keeping the wind workforce safe.

This year, GWO will be introducing a new category: “Instructor of the Year”. The instructor of the year award will shine a light on the excellent instructors delivering GWO training each and every day. The award will highlight the vital role GWO instructors play in ensuring a safe future for the wind workforce.

STL USA is immensely proud to announce that our very own Marshall Miller has been nominated for GWO Instructor of the Year, thanks to so many of the technicians he’s trained over the past few months clamouring to sing his praises on the entry form.

Marshall was born and raised in Idalou, Texas. Having worked as a Nursing Assistant and EMT for 7 years, Marshall joined the United States Army in 2007 as an Apache Helicopter Mechanic and served his country for 6 years, including multplie tours in Afghanistan, earning him numourous commendations, awards and medals.

Upon leaving the Army, Marshall trained as a wind turbine technician and was recruited by Upwind Solutions. He then went on to develop his career working at numourous wind farm before undertaking STL USA’s Train the Trainer program as well as multiple safety and rescue training programs, before joining the STL USA team in early 2022.

“I love teaching wind techs because it’s where I come from. There is nothing better than getting techs in my classes and watching them leave thinking differently about the risks and hazards in their real world workplaces. Many techs get complacent regarding their safety and that of those working alongside them. I love to shake up their thinking, risks and hazards are around every corner and you cannot overtrain when it comes to one of the most hazardous workplaces in the world.

I love teaching for STL USA as they share the same passion and vision I do in the importance of quality training for wind techs. We are different to the average training provider. We provide exceptional levels of training, going above and beyond the standard requirements, because we know it’s about more than just getting certified. It’s about protecting people’s lives.”  – Marshall Miller Lead Instructor, STL USA.

Here’s what some of the technicians that Marshall has trained have to say about him:

“I’ve been through all types of training and Marshall is the best trainer I’ve ever seen. On a scale of 1 to 5 stars, I give him 10!”

“Marshall and the team were very professional, everything was 100%, you could tell how much effort the instructors put in and Marshall is a hell of an ambassador”

“Marshall is the best instructor I’ve had in 5 years, I learned so much more than other training programs I’ve attended”

Marshall lives in Abilene, TX with his wife and 4 children. He also serves as a Volunteer Fire Fighter in his local community.

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