Jon Mitchell

Civilian Exposure - Jon Mitchell, Journalist - Advisory Board MemberBritish journalist Jon Mitchell has been investigating contamination on U.S. military bases in Japan since 2010. This research won him the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan Freedom of the Press Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2015. He is the author of the Japanese language book, Tsuiseki: Okinawa no Karehazai (Chasing Agent Orange on Okinawa) and a visiting researcher at the International Peace Research Institute of Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo. Mitchell is a correspondent at Okinawa Times.

Mr. Mitchell serves on the Civilian Exposure Advisory Board and is also a contributor for our Civilian Exposure Okinawa military contamination coverage.


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Civilian Exposure is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization/public charity working to Build Awareness, Accountability and Assistance for Civilians Exposed to Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and all citizens exposed to any toxic contamination aboard all U.S. military installations. The effort continues to inform civilian employees and others affected by contamination to receive both the guidance and the justice they deserve.

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A 20-year veteran of media, marketing, non-profits and entrepreneurship, Gavin P. Smith leads Civilian Exposure, a non-profit assisting civilians and veterans exposed to U.S. military contamination; the Keta Foundation, a collaborative foundation dedicated to mitigating modern slavery through economic improvement projects in Africa; and Gavin Consulting, a network of virtual experts serving global clients; He is also a former member of the CDC/ATSDR Camp Lejeune Community Assistance Panel. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Global Management with distinction (Beta Gamma Sigma) from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MBA from The College of William & Mary Mason School of Business and a BA in History from Wake Forest University.

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