Mitchell is a retired US Navy SEAL and he currently consults and produces for various companies in the entertainment, athletic/outdoor, and defense industries. Over the span of 21 years, Mitchell’s career included nine deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and numerous other locations. Mitchell is a highly decorated SEAL and Silver Star recipient, the third highest combat award. Since retiring from the military, Mitchell's entertainment projects include Zero Dark Thirty, Lone Survivor, Homeland, Six, and Call of Duty. He has also partnered with Nike, Under Armour, and Nixon to design and develop various products. Mitchell also pursues his passion of endurance sports, which continues to be a staple in his life.