Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Motley, my drinking buddy makes O-7

Back in 2009, during my unofficial visit to Washington D.C., in a watering hole in the shadow of the Pentagon, I met U.S. Air Force Colonel Jon "Motley" Mott of the Air National Guard [ANG] serving as the Director of Plans and Requirements at the National Guard Bureau to share a few beers in celebration of St. Patricks Day.

Photo credit: C. Paras

Since then Col. Mott, a Command Pilot with 90 combat missions under his belt, more than 4600 flying hours and holder of the record of the most documented flight hours in an A-10 Thunderbolt II, has served as the Special Assistant to the Air National Guard Readiness Center commander, at Andrews AFB.

NG photo by Tech. Sgt. M. Chatham

A few weeks ago at a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, the ANGRC commander Brigadier General Brian Neal presented Col. Mott with the Legion of Merit first oak leaf cluster for his exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements.

NG photo by Tech. Sgt. M. Chatham

Mott had previously been selected as the next Assistant Adjutant General - Air for the ANG in the state of Connecticut a position which warranted his promotion to the grade of Brigadier General. Col. Mott's new rank was pinned on by members of his family and the newly minted Brigadier General was presented with his first personal flag which will be placed in his office at his new command this month.

NG photo by Tech. Sgt. M. Chatham

"It's very important to build relationships between the state, the ANG, active duty, and Capitol Hill because they are all interrelated," said Mott. "I will miss the ANGRC, but I plan to continue building relationships and improving upon processes as the Connecticut Air Adjutant General."

I wish Brigadier General Mott all the best in his new assignment.

1 comment:

Civilian Overseer said...

Well done Brigadier General Mott!