A LIFE OF SERVICE
After years of serving his country in the military, Mitch Utterback still finds ways to serve every day. From disaster response efforts to volunteering with veterans to animal rescue, Mitch is a real-life hero every day.

Mitch Utterback exudes a quiet, serious calm. With a strong voice, clear eyes and a sharp mind, he is instantly recognizable as someone you’d want around in a crisis. And while his strength and integrity are palpable, his seemingly endless capacity for compassion, humility, and humor are too.


Mitch set his sights high from the very beginning. As a young boy, he dreamt of being an astronaut or a soldier—and he made good on that goal. Mitch enlisted in the Army at 21, and while he humbly refers to himself as simply a veteran, the reality is that he served for more than 20 years, including as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Special Forces.


Mitch has since retired from the military, and recently completed a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, but he still considers himself a “veteran in transition”.

“I’ve learned that when you have a life where you’ve committed yourself to serving others, you just can’t stop because your job changes,” he says—and he doesn’t just talk the talk. Today, Mitch is part of a National Incident Management team that responds to natural disasters, helps veterans transition back to civilian life, and provides expert military analysis to national and local news organizations. He volunteers his time with animal rescue organizations and travels great distances to speak about his life and experiences.


“I’m retired from the military, but I’m not done serving yet. And that’s serving the cause of animals, veterans, people in need. So in my life now, I’m just out in the world, trying to leave every interaction that I have better than it was before I walked into it… leave every place I go a little better than I found it.”

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Even for long distances, Mitch prefers driving to flying.

“I have a car that runs, and our country has great highways,” he explains.

Mitch often opts to drive at night, when the roads are less crowded. And he doesn’t drive at night without his Night-Lite lenses, which help to filter out glare and soften harsh lights from oncoming headlights or signage.

“I wear these for hours at a time on a long road trip, I’m not as tired, because my eye strain isn’t as great. I can get more miles out of myself.”

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Mitch wears sunglasses religiously, and since he was first introduced to Eagle Eyes, they have always been his first choice. For Mitch, what sets Eagle Eyes apart is our TriLenium technology, which blocks out 99.9% of harmful UV radiation.

“I notice a difference whenever I wear Eagle Eyes, especially the sun protection element. If it was good enough for astronauts in space, it’s certainly good enough for me.”

The style doesn’t hurt, either.

“The glasses that I wear the most are my Magellans in gunmetal. I think those work best with my face—and a little bit of my vibe and my style.”

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Even for long distances, Mitch prefers driving to flying.

“I have a car that runs, and our country has great highways,” he explains.

Mitch often opts to drive at night, when the roads are less crowded. And he doesn’t drive at night without his Night-Lite lenses, which help to filter out glare and soften harsh lights from oncoming headlights or signage.

“I wear these for hours at a time on a long road trip, I’m not as tired, because my eye strain isn’t as great. I can get more miles out of myself.”

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INTERVIEW with Mitch Utterback
HEROES GIVING BACK

“I’m retired from the military, but I’m not done serving yet. And that’s serving the cause of animals, veterans, people in need. So in my life now, I’m just out in the world, trying to leave every interaction that I have better than it was before I walked into it… leave every place I go a little better than I found it. “

There are two charities that Mitch loyally supports: the Special Forces Charitable Trust, which provide comprehensive support and services to the U.S. Army Special Forces Community and their families, and the Best Friends Animal Society, the largest no-kill shelter in the country.

MEET THE HEROES
Whether they're fighting five-alarm fires, helping former prisoners start a new life, educating the next generation, or performing lifesaving surgery in the ER, Eagle Eyes real-life heroes are making the world a better place every single day.
Meet these inspirational men and women—and find out how Eagle Eyes advanced optic technology is helping them do their heroic work even better.

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