Brigadier General Edith P. Mitchell is the Missouri National Guard's assistant adjutant General-Air, also serving as deputy commander, Missouri Joint Force Headquarters, located in Jefferson City. She is responsible for exercising command and control over all assigned, attached or operationally aligned forces within the Missouri National Guard, and ensuring trained and equipped forces are ready to support federal, state, and homeland defense missions.
General Mitchell entered the Air Force in 1973 while attending medical school at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, and began her military career by receiving a commission through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. She was graduated in 1974 in the Accelerated Graduation Program and entered active duty in 1978 after completion of her residency in Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. She completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Georgetown University. General Mitchell is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as the state air surgeon of Missouri and director of diversity, Headquarters Missouri Air National Guard.