Mitch is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces Lieutenant Colonel embarking on a post-Army career as a war and crisis correspondent. He just completed a M.A. in journalism thanks to the GI Bill at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Mitch researched his graduate thesis in Mosul, Iraq — where he was embedded with elite Iraqi forces clearing the city from Islamic State occupation. Mitch traveled alone and joined the same Iraqi officers he advised while in uniform during the military surge of 2007 and 2008.

He has deployed three times to Afghanistan and once to Iraq, and has served behind the Berlin Wall and along the U.S. border with Mexico. Mitch also holds a M.S. in homeland security from San Diego State University, and is a military analyst for local and national television news networks.