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Ruth McMillan
Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan on Olympus Has Fallen
Gender: Female
Hair color: Brown
Nationality: United States of America
Affiliation: United States Government
Profession: Secretary of Defense
Marital status: Married
Played by: Melissa Leo
Films: Olympus Has Fallen
London Has Fallen

Ruth McMillan is the Secretary of Defense to U.S. President Benjamin Asher who is among the hostages held in the White House by North Korean terrorist Kang Yeonsak and his group of terrorists in Olympus Has Fallen.

Olympus Has Fallen[]

Dipomatic meeting[]

McMillan was present during a meeting at the Oval Office about the current situation with North Korea and the meeting with South Korean Prime Minister Lee Tae-Woo. After Speaker Allan Trumbull suggested to threatened military action to stand down from the border and stop their missile tests, McMillan suggests that North Koreans are rational and suggest they bluff them and they'll call it. Trumbull inquiries as to who says they'd be bluffing. After President Asher asked Vice-President Charlie Rodriguez on his opinion, he goes with McMillan's idea. After Trumbull is excused, President asked McMillan when will Prime Minister Lee arrive in the White House and she replies around 7:PM.

At 7:PM, she was present during the meeting between President Asher and Prime Minister Lee about the situation with North Korean troops getting too close to the DMZ. Then Agent Roma warned the president that the incoming attack. McMillan quickly followed everyone to the elevator that leads to Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), which is an underground presidential bunker in the White House.

White House Taken[]

Once McMillan and the others arrived in the bunker, which was 120 feet underground, she went inside it. She awaited in the command center console as the customized C-130 Hercules was attacking Washington D.C. After the C-130 was shut down, McMillan made a brief call. Then President Asher came to her, asking where his son Connor since he wasn't with them. McMillan didn't know how to answer that.

After learning that White House was under ground attack, she, along with the President Asher and Vice President Rodriguez we're having a quiet discussion when several members of Prime Minister Lee's detail, including former Secret Service agent Dave Forbes, killed the Secret Service agents in the bunker, revealing themselves to be traitors. As the terrorists moved the hostages, McMillan helped moved the presidential aide Mary Jane Fuller over the right side of the railing of the command center as the terrorists want them to be at.



Olympus Has Fallen Characters
Heroes Mike Banning - President Benjamin Asher - Allan Trumbull
Villains Kang Yeonsak - Dave Forbes
Allies Lynne Jacobs - Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan - General Edward Clegg - Ray Monroe - Roma
Henchmen Lim - Cho - Yu
Other characters Leah Banning - Margaret Asher - Connor Asher

London Has Fallen Characters
Heroes Mike Banning - President Benjamin Asher - Vice President Allan Trumbull
Villains Aamir Barkawi - Kamran Barkawi
Allies Lynne Jacobs - Jacqueline "Jax" Marshall - Secretary of Defense Ruth McMillan - General Edward Clegg - Ray Monroe - D.C. Mason - Kevin Hazard - Will Davies
Henchmen John Lancaster - Sultan Mansoor - Raza Mansoor
Other characters Leah Banning - Voight - Bronson