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Bryce Mitchell

U.S. Air Force


Last updated: Oct 10, 2023

Captain Bryce W. Mitchell is an Air Force Intelligence Officer serving with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C. In this role, he focuses his efforts on technology protection, specifically understanding how adversaries siphon critical technology components and expertise. Prior to this, Bryce served in the United Kingdom as the Deputy Branch Chief for East Africa Counterterrorism Analysis at the U.S. Africa Command. He oversaw the production of intelligence on African violent extremist groups for senior U.S. policymakers, while also supporting targeted counterterrorism operations in Somalia. Bryce also served in South Korea, where he oversaw the command and control of all high-altitude aerial intelligence collection operations in the Korean theater. Bryce holds an MA in International Affairs, with a concentration in Espionage and Surveillance from King’s College London. He also graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in International History. Bryce served as a research assistant for Secretary (ret.) Donald Rumsfeld. Bryce’s writing is published with FDD, the Cipher Brief, and in the Air Force’s Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs.

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