|A Soldier visiting Fort McCoy had the recent honor of
seeing his Soldier father recognized in an installation facility
Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mott, 1st Mobilization Support Group (MSG), Fort
Totten, N.Y., was at a two-day planning meeting at Fort McCoy.
Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mott views a
photo display of his father, Gen. Harry Mott, former chief of
the Army Reserve.
Photo by Tom Michele
While at McCoy, Mott made a brief visit to the Army Reserve Readiness
Training Center (ARRTC) to view a particular display of personal
interest situated in an ARRTC hallway.
The display was a frame with a photograph and biography of his father,
Brig. Gen. Harry Mott.
The senior Mott was the chief of the Army Reserve at the Pentagon from
1985 to 1987.
Each hallway at the ARRTC has a display dedicated to a chief of the Army
“My father made several visits, inspections and planning meetings to
Fort McCoy,” the master sergeant said. “My father was a staunch advocate
of the noncommissioned officer corps and also highly promoted basic
marksmanship for Soldiers because he felt that is a Soldier’s primary
function in the military.”
Master Sgt. Mott’s visit to McCoy was part of planning and setting up
staffing at the newly formed 1113th Mobilization Support Battalion at
The 1113th will assist the garrison with administration and logistical
tasks for mobilization training and is scheduled to be operational in