Joseph Milano has served as the Honorary Consul General to Thailand in Boston, Massachusetts since 2002. In addition to his role as Honorary Consul-General to Thailand, Mr. Milano is also the President and CEO of the Union Oyster House, America’s oldest restaurant, and a National Historic Landmark. HCG Milano served as Civilian Aide to the Secretary for the Army for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1997-2004, a Presidential appointed position. He also serves as Aide de Camp, highest Civilian Military Aide, to Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker. HCG Milano formerly served as Vice President of UNAGB’s Board of Directors..
In 1966, HCG Milano graduated from Norwich University, the nations’ oldest private military institute, with a BS degree in Biology and commissioned an officer in the US Army. In 2003, his university bestowed him an Honorary Doctorate degree in Public Service. He is a retired Brigadier General, who served 3 years on active duty during the Vietnam War. In 1994, HCG Milano was awarded The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant, conferred by His Majesty, King Bhumibol, and in 2004, HCG Milano was awarded the Most Notable Order of the Crown of Thailand. In 1989, Mr. Milano, with approval from the city of Cambridge, presented a Resolution to the President of the Privy Council, officially designating the corner of Eliot and Bennett Streets in Cambridge, MA, as King Bhumibol Adulyadej Square, in recognition of the King’s birth at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. Subsequently, Mr. Milano organized the Dedication and Unveiling Ceremony of King’s Square, as well as overseeing the Beautification of King’s Square.
HCG Milano, and his wife of 49 years, Jill, have four daughters and 9 grandchildren