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 June 11, 2010

Mobilization

Soldier views display honoring father, former Army Reserve chief

A Soldier visiting Fort McCoy had the recent honor of seeing his Soldier father recognized in an installation facility display.

Master Sgt. Jeffrey Mott, 1st Mobilization Support Group (MSG), Fort Totten, N.Y., was at a two-day planning meeting at Fort McCoy.
PHOTO: Master Sgt.  Jeffrey Mott views a photo display of his father, Gen. Harry Mott, former chief of the Army Reserve. Photo by Tom Michele
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 Reserve.

“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 Fort McCoy.

The 1113th will assist the garrison with administration and logistical tasks for mobilization training and is scheduled to be operational in January 2011.

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