Captain Jodi Mitchell

Captain Jodi Mitchell began her interest in the military at the young age of 13 when she joined the #748 G.G.H.G. Army Cadet Corps in Markham. She was able to progress through the ranks reaching the position of Cadet RSM. When she aged out, she joined the Canadian Armed Forces primary reserve as an officer in the 49th Field Artillery Regiment, Sault Ste. Marie. She completed her phase RESO training in Gagetown New Brunswick and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. From 1992 to 1996 she held positions as a reconnaissance and fire direction officer within the regiment. Upon graduating from university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Captain Mitchell moved to the Oakville area and transferred to the Cadet Instructors Cadre. She initially worked with the #440 Appleby College Cadet corps in Oakville, holding positions of Training Officer, DCO and eventually Commanding Officer. In 2009 she transferred to the #2379 RHLI RCACC Burlington, where she has held positions of training officer and DCO.

Captain Mitchell is currently a Sergeant with the Toronto Police Service 23 Division in the Community Response Unit. She has been employed with them since 1996 and has worked in various units including the Gun and Gang Task Force and the Major Project Section. In December 2012 she was seconded to the RCMP and spent one year in Afghanistan as part of a multi-national force training the Afghan National Police.

Captain Mitchell is the recipient of the European Security and Defence Policy Medal for Afghanistan, the Queen's Golden Jubilee medal and the Canadian Forces Decoration with bar.

She has been married for the past 17 years to her husband Lockie, a recently retired officer with the Royal Canadian Artillery.