Major General Harold Mitchell (ret.)

U.S. Air Force Major Gen (Retired) Harold L. "Mitch" Mitchell is the former Deputy Inspector General of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. In that role, he assisted the Inspector General in the performance of all responsibilities of the Office of the Inspector General and in the oversight of two field operating agencies—the Air Force Inspection Agency (AFIA), and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). 

General Mitchell’s military career spanned over 39 years of service—eight years active and 31 years as a Reservist. He commanded at the squadron, wing, numbered Air Force, and joint command levels.

Upon retiring from the Air Force on 20 Jan 2012, the General returned to civilian employment as an airline pilot for Alaska Airlines based at SEA-TAC International Airport, Washington.

He is a member of the board of trustees at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington where he also serves as Chairman of the Michael P. Anderson Memorial Aerospace Program.

As a military leader, General Mitchell conveyed a spirit of team
Work and motivated the men and women he served with to strive to reach their highest potentials. Since returning to the civilian sector, he continues this work through his volunteerism and support of programs with a focus of helping disadvantaged students in underserved communities.

The General is married to the former Ms. Ora Kelly. They are proud parents of three adult sons.