Mr. Erik D. Mitchell assumed the position of Deputy to the Garrison Commander, USAG West Point (IMCOM Directorate - Training), on December 20, 2020. As the DGC, he manages Garrison staff operations in support of the United States Military Academy mission. The garrison supports a base population of over 16,500 Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members, and Contractors as well as supporting over 40,000 retirees in the area.

Mr. Mitchell began his professional career in 1994, graduating of the United States Air Force Academy where he was a football letterman. Throughout his career as both an Airman and Civilian, he has served in numerous assignments at locations:

n  Chief, Public Works                                                             Fort Eustis, VA
IMCOM Directorate - Training

n  Deputy/Director                                                                   Fort Bragg, NC
Directorate of Public Works

n  Director, RDT&E Division                                                     Port Hueneme, CA
Naval Facilities Command Expeditionary Warfare Center

n  Region Security Engineer                                                    Naples, Italy
Commander Navy Region Europe, Southwest Asia, Africa

n  Senior Advisor, Installation Management                             Kabul, Afghanistan
Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (Ministry of Defense Advisor)

n  Engineering Director                                                            Kabul, Afghanistan
Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command

n  Deputy Division Chief, Enduring Sites Division                     Baghdad, Iraq
United States Forces – Iraq (USF-I), J-7

n  Chief, Engineering Plans and Services                                Yuma, AZ
USAG Yuma Proving Grounds

n  Principal Engineer                                                               Colorado
Private Industry

n  Chief Readiness Flight                                                         Eielson AFB, AK
354th Civil Engineering Squadron

n  USAF Civil Engineering Officer                                           Grand Forks AFB, ND
319th Civil Engineering Squadron

Mr. Mitchell is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Level III Certified Acquisitions Professional. Mr. Mitchell’s awards include the Defense of Freedom Medal, US Army Superior Civilian Service Medal (x4), US Army Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, US Army Engineer Regimental Professional Excellence Award, Bronze de Fleury Medal, Secretary of Defense Medal for Global War on Terrorism, NATO Non-Article 5 Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award – United States Force Iraq, J-7, US Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service (x2).

Mr. Mitchell is married to his wife Jill and has three children, Connor, Fisher and Sophia.