Mitch served for 20 years in the FBI where he specialized in bringing innovative CBRNE programs from conception to operational readiness. Mitch worked on staff starting the WMD Directorate and in 2007 originated the position of division special assistant. Mitch was then detailed to the INTERPOL headquarters in 2010-11 where he started the program now known as the CBRNE Sub-Directorate, creating a platform for fusing CBRNE intelligence, prevention programming and operational support for police services world-wide. Back at the FBI, Mitch originated the position of WMD Directorate chief of staff, and was further detailed to the Intelligence Community and then the staff of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defensive Programs, originating both positions. Mitch’s work in policy, operationalizing intelligence, and generating leads from prevention programs focuses on crafting efficient mechanisms for creating intelligence driven, prevention orientated CBRNE, critical infrastructure protection and special event support operations for government and private sector clients.
Mitch worked in the Violent Crime/Major Offender, Criminal Enterprise, Public Corruption and Financial Fraud programs in the field. Being stationed in the Trenton, New Jersey office of the FBI in 2001, in whose territory the AMERITHRAX mailings were posted, he served as a team leader on the NJ Anthrax Investigative Task Force.
Mitch practiced law prior to his appointment as a special agent. Between university and law school he was a police officer with the Dallas, Texas, Police Department. Prior to University, he served in the US Marine Corps.