Colin Mitchell

Vice President & General Manager, RF Systems
L3Harris Technologies

Colin G. Mitchell is Vice President and General Manager of the RF Systems Division of L3Harris Technologies. L3Harris provides complete Earth observation, weather, geospatial, space protection and intelligence solutions from advanced sensors and payloads, to ground processing and information analytics.

Mitchell, who assumed this position in 2020, provides strategic direction and leadership for the exquisite family of programs, including GPS III, Manticore, NTS-3, and many other spaceflight hardware programs. He reports to the President of the Space Systems Sector.

Previously, he was the General Manager of the Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Division within L3Harris’ Space Superiority and Geospatial Sector, and he also served Program Director for Special Programs in the Space Systems Sector.

Mitchell joined L3Harris in 2015 with the company’s acquisition of Exelis, where he started as an image scientist and progressed to positions of increasing responsibility in strategy, planning and analysis, and business development.

Before joining Exelis (then ITT) in 2009, Mitchell served five years as an officer and paratrooper for the U.S. Army, holding positions such as Platoon Leader, Aide-de-Camp, and Engineer Operations Officer. His military career included two combat deployments to Iraq.

Prior to his commissioning, Mitchell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geospatial Information Systems from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

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