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Acting Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer: Pam Mitchell

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Department of Defense

Ms. Pam Mitchell is currently the Director, Human Resources Operational Programs and Advisory Services (HROPS), Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service (DCPAS). DCPAS is aligned under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Civilian Personnel Policy, and is a component of the Defense Human Resources Activity. Ms. Mitchell, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is responsible for developing and delivering civilian personnel policies and human resources solutions to strengthen mission readiness of the total force.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Mitchell served as the Acting Director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP), a component of the Defense Human Resources Activity. She was responsible for administering the federal responsibilities of the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) for the Secretary of Defense, who is the Presidential designee.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Mitchell was Director, Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO). The DTMO is aligned under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Personnel Policy. As the Director, Ms. Mitchell was responsible for commercial travel management and housing and cost of living allowances program management for the Department of Defense.

Ms. Mitchell holds a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Tech. She holds a Certificate in Information Strategy, School of Information Warfare and Strategy, Information Resources Management College, National Defense University, and is a graduate of the University of Southern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history.

Ms. Mitchell retired from the United States Army after 25 years of service in the fields of military personnel policy, management and personnel systems. Following her retirement, she was employed in the private sector as a human resources consultant before returning to the Department of Defense.

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