Amy K. Mitchell is a founding partner at Kilo Alpha Strategies, a boutique geopolitical advisory firm. She brings extensive national security and defense expertise to the firm having advised three Secretaries of Defense and served as a senior official at the U.S. Department of State. Her unique understanding of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests provides companies with high-level insights and advice.
Ms. Mitchell has provided strategic guidance on integrated defense, space as a warfighting domain, and the Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to several defense contractors. Previously, she was a member of the Senior Executive Service and served at the U.S. Department of State from 2020-2021 as a senior advisor to the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues focused on the Indo-Pacific region. Prior to that, at the U.S. Department of Defense, she served as a Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, forging international relationships and overseeing all high-level events at the Department from 2017-2020. For her service, she was awarded the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award, the Department’s highest civilian honor.
Ms. Mitchell also has extensive Capitol Hill and public relations experience creating and executing a variety of public facing campaigns to inform veteran and military communities, as well as the public. Having served as the vice president of communications at National Review, vice president of public affairs at the United Service Organizations (USO), and as the director of communications at the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, she has extensive experience from strategic communications and public outreach to media relations efforts.
Under President George W. Bush, she served at the Department of Defense as the Director of Special Projects, overseeing the Department’s Wounded Warrior outreach efforts and supported the unveiling of the September 11 Pentagon Memorial.
Ms. Mitchell’s international relations career began as the deputy director of the G8 Summit in 2004 at Sea Island, Georgia. She is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Ms. Mitchell is currently a Visiting Fellow at George Mason University’s National Security Institute, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at New Lines Institute; a member of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition Foreign Policy Study Group; a strategic consultant to military and veterans service organizations; and is on the board of Eagle Online Academy. She has appeared on Voice of America and Scripps News, and she has written numerous articles for Foreign Policy and The Hill among other publications.