Cameron Mitchell has a career background in Defence Intelligence. He has worked on a range of Defence related strategic issues, and deployed to Iraq as a Senior Intelligence Officer working in the Combined Intelligence Operation Centre in 2007. He holds an honours degree in history from the University of Sydney, and graduated with a Masters degree by research from the University of New South Wales. His academic focus includes Russian and Chinese military modernisation and defence reform. He has been published in Strategic Comments, through the International Institute for Strategic Studies.