Mitch Utterback


Mitch is a retired U.S. Army Special Forces officer attending CU Boulder on the GI Bill. He’s pursuing an M.A. in journalism and hopes to cover war, conflict and disaster as a correspondent for cable or broadcast television. Mitch is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, counter-drug operations along the California border with Mexico, as well as wildfire and flood response in Colorado. He has a M.S. in homeland security and is conversant in German and Iraqi Arabic.

Mitch enjoys obstacle course racing, winter biathlon and orienteering competitions — especially when they’re over.

He covers crime and punishment for Under the Flatirons.

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