Department of Homeland Security gains Heritage expert

This week, Heritage’s former General Counsel John Mitnick, started his new job as General Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security.


Mitnick has served at Heritage since 2014 and was selected by President Trump last year to serve in the Department of Homeland Security.



As Heritage founder Ed Feulner said in a statement:

President Trump has made another excellent personnel decision in selecting John Mitnick to serve as General Counsel to the Department of Homeland Security. John has all the necessary experience and skills needed to excel in this vital post, having previously served as Deputy Counsel to President George W. Bush’s Homeland Security Council and as an Associate General Counsel for Science and Technology at DHS. I look forward to his swift confirmation.

Along with the other Heritage Foundation Trustees, I will miss John’s wry smile, wit and sage advice in the board room. But we are pleased to know that the talented attorneys working at DHS will have an experienced, effective leader to help them keep our homeland safe.


Please join me in congratulating Mitnick on his new position.


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