Mitch Forbes was born in McAllen, TX and raised in Arlington, TX. He joined the Army in 2012 and was assigned to 10th Mtn Div (3BCT 2-87IN) as an 11B Infantryman. Mitch deployed to Logar Province, Afghanistan in 2013. In April 2014, his platoon was ambushed and Mitch was wounded by enemy small arms fire. Mitch underwent dozens of surgical procedures while recovering at Walter Reed Military Medical Center at Bethesda. After being medically retired, Mitch earned a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University. He returned to Syracuse’s Maxwell School where he is currently an EMPA candidate.