Mitchell Hall // Trident Focus Consulting
Based in San Diego, CA, Mitchell Hall is a retired US Navy SEAL and currently consults for various companies in the Entertainment, Athletic/Outdoor, and Defense Industries.
Born and raised just outside of Chicago, Mitchell Hall joined the US Navy in 1990, at 18 years old and succeeded in training to become an elite US Navy SEAL. Over the span of 21 years, Mitchell’s career included 9 deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and numerous other locations. He is the veteran of 4 national campaigns, was a Navy Special Warfare SEAL Instructor, a Platoon Chief and was the research and development/acquisitions department head for the west coast SEAL Teams. Mitchell is a highly decorated SEAL and Silver Star recipient, the third highest combat award.
Mitchell’s duty stations included SEAL Team Three, Navy Special Warfare Development Group, the Navy Special Warfare Center and Navy Special Warfare Group One. He consistently briefed officers and diplomats, which included cross cultural and interagency relationship development. Mitchell was responsible for coordinating logistics plans and international travel, managed annual budgets/inventories in excess of $10 million, and integrated foreign organizations for task completion.
Throughout serving in the Navy, Mitchell Hall continued to pursue his other passion of triathlon and competitive cycling. He is a nationally ranked triathlete and top masters cyclist. He competed in the Hawaii Ironman World Championships 3 times. Actively competing in endurance sports is a staple in his life.
After a prestigious and rewarding 21 year career, he retired from the Navy and Mitchell quickly transferred his passion for endurance sports into the longstanding, yet fledgling Superfrog Triathlon. In 18 months, he doubled participation and brought together two world class philanthropic organizations, the Navy SEAL Foundation and Livestrong Foundation.
Mitchell is concentrating on consulting in the entertainment industry and open innovation product development. He has worked on three major films. A personal story was used in the 2012 film, Act of Valor. In 2012, he was the technical adviser for the critically acclaimed film Zero Dark Thirty. He worked directly with the Oscar Award winning writer and director to help with set design, story/script concept, and to make the actor’s movements, speech, etc. as realistic as possible. Mitchell was a technical and stunt adviser on the set of Lone Survivor. Working with the director, he helped with everything from using the correct gear to using the correct language and also played a minor role. He is a member of SAG and recipient of the Best Stunt Ensemble SAG Award in 2012.
Mitchell Hall is selective with work projects. He chooses ventures he is enthusiastic about and believes in. Mitchell doesn’t take on too many projects at once. He opts to give as much energy as possible to work, while simultaneously appreciating time with his family, friends and other passions.