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Lieutenant Colonel Michael D. Mitchell
Commanding Officer
Combat Logistics Battalion 451

Lieutenant Colonel Mitchell graduated from North Carolina State University and was commissioned a second lieutenant following completion of Office Candidates Course. Following graduation from The Basic School in March 2005 he attended Logistics Officer Course at Camp Johnson, NC.  Upon completion of LOC, 2ndLt Mitchell was assigned to 2d Transportation Support Battalion at Camp Lejeune, NC. He deployed with Combat Logistics Battalion 2 to Al Asad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom IV and served as the Battalion Watch Officer and Landing Support Platoon Commander/ADACG OIC. Upon return from OIF IV, 1stLt Mitchell was assigned as a Platoon Commander and Executive Officer for General Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2. He deployed to Fallujah, Iraq in support of OIF VI with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, serving as Executive Officer, Transportation Support Company.

1stLt Mitchell received orders to Recruiting Station Raleigh in April 2008 where he was assigned as the Operation Officer. He was promoted to Captain in September 2008. In June 2010 he was assigned as the Executive Officer for the RS. In October 2011 he resigned his active-duty commission.

Captain Mitchell joined the Marine Corps Reserve in August 2012, serving with the II MEF IMA until March 2013 when he transferred to 4th MLG, FWD East where he served as the Logistics Officer and Deactivation Action Officer. Upon deactivation of the unit Captain Mitchell transferred to Combat Logistics Battalion 451.

While at CLB 451 Captain Mitchell served as the Assistant Operations Officer. In October 2014 he was promoted to Major and served as Company Commander, Supply Company, CLB 451. In June 2016 Major Mitchell assumed the duties of Executive Officer, CLB 451. 

In June 2018 Major Mitchell transferred to 4th MLG where he served as the LNO to 2d MLG.  During this time, he completed Command and Staff College.

In January 2021 Major Mitchell transferred to Service Component Operational Logistics Augmentation Cell (SCOLAC) where he served in the Fusion Cell as the Future Operation Officer.  He was promoted to his current rank in September 2021.

LtCol Mitchell assumed command of Combat Logistics Battalion 451 in October 2022.

As a civilian, LtCol Mitchell is the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and part owner of Riddle Tractor, an outdoor power, farm, and lawn equipment company in Winston Salem, NC.