Maj. Gen. Jon K. Mott is the Director of Exercises and Training, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible for designing, coordinating and conducting exercises and training, improving war-fighting capabilities, advancing U.S. Central Command theater security cooperation goals and maintaining joint and combined readiness throughout the 20 nation U.S. CENTCOM area of responsibility. General Mott also manages the U.S. CENTCOM Commander’s joint exercise and training program, coordinates all modeling and simulation support, manages the U.S. CENTCOM readiness and training information system and is responsible for the management of the U.S. CENTCOM joint lessons learned program.
General Mott received his commission via ROTC at the Virginia Military Institute in 1982. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Deputy Chief, Support/Security Agreements, Office of Defense Representative - Pakistan. He was responsible for a multi-billion dollar security cooperation program that directly supports national security interests within Pakistan and the broader South Asia region. Prior to that General Mott was the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Connecticut National Guard. He was responsible to the adjutant general for providing operationally trained, equipped and mission ready forces in support of both federal mobilization requirements and state emergency operations. On behalf of the adjutant general, he implemented policies, programs and plans affecting more than 1,100 personnel and was the direct link to all state assigned Air National Guard resources providing information, evaluation, issue resolution and action recommendations. General Mott has commanded at the flight, squadron, group and center level.
He is a command pilot with 90 combat missions and over 4,800 total flight hours in the A-10. His combat sorties have been flown in support of operations Deny Flight, Allied Force and Iraqi Freedom.
1982 Bachelor of Science, civil engineering, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington
1987 U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nev.
1990 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1993 Master of Science, aviation management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Fla.
1995 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2003 Air War College, by seminar
2009 Syracuse University, National Security Studies Management Course, Syracuse, N.Y.
2014 National Defense University, CAPSTONE, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2014 Senior Leader Orientation Course, in residence
1. January 1983 - April 1984, student, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Sheppard AFB, Texas
2. April 1984 - June 1984, AT-38B Lead-In Training, Holloman AFB, N.M.
3. June 1984 - October 1984, student, A-10 Operational Training, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
4. October 1984 - October 1986, A-10 Aircraft Commander, 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, S. C.
5. October 1986 - August 1987, A-10 Instructor Pilot, 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, S. C.
6. August 1987 - December 1987, A-10 Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, Nellis AFB, Nev.
7. December 1987 - September 1988, Squadron Weapons Officer, 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron, Myrtle Beach AFB, S. C.
8. September 1988 - September 1990, Squadron Weapons Officer, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron, RAF Woodbridge, England
9. September 1990 - March 1991, Chief, Wing Weapons and Tactics, 81st Tactical Fighter Wing, RAF Bentwaters, England
10. March 1991 - August 1991, Flight Commander, 78th Tactical Fighter Squadron, RAF Woodbridge, England
11. August 1991 - August 1992, A-10 Pilot Project Officer, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
12. August 1992 - September 1993, A-10 Flight Commander, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev.
13. September 1993 - November 1995, Chief, A/OA-10 Projects Branch, 57th Test Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
14. November 1995 - April 1998, A-10 Flight Examiner, Headquarters, 8th Air Force, Barksdale AFB, La.
15. April 1998 - September 1999, Chief of Safety, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes Air National Guard Base, Westfield, Mass.
16. September 1999 - September 2001, 131st Squadron Operations Officer, 131st Fighter Squadron, Barnes ANGB, Westfield, Mass.
17. September 2001 - April 2004, Commander, 104th Operations Support Flight, Barnes ANGB, Westfield, Mass.
18. April 2004 - April 2005, Vice Commander, 104th Fighter Wing, Barnes ANGB, Westfield, Mass.
19. April 2005 - December 2008, Commander, 104th Operations Group, Barnes ANGB, Westfield, Mass.
20. December 2008 - June 2011, Director, Plans and Requirements, Air National Guard Readiness Center, Joint Base Andrews, Md.
21. June 2011 - May 2012, Vice Commander, Air National Guard Readiness Center, JB Andrews, Md.
22. May 2012 - June 2014, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Connecticut National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, East Granby, Connecticut; Dual-Hatted, November 2013 - June 2014, Military Deputy for Total Force Continuum, Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Plans and Programs, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
23. June 2014 - August 2015, Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Connecticut National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters, East Granby, Conn.; Dual-Hatted, February 2013 - August 2015, as (A8) Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard, Headquarters United States Air Force, the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
24. August 2015 – August 2016, Deputy Chief, Support/Security Agreements, Office of Defense Representative - Pakistan, U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan
25. August 2016 - July 2017, Deputy Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
26. July 2017 - present, Director of Exercises and Training. U. S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
Rating: Command Pilot
Flight hours: More than 4,800 including 90 combat missions
Aircraft flown: A -10
Pilot wings from: ENJJPT, Sheppard AFB, Texas
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with gold frame
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with V Device and silver oak leaf cluster
Combat Readiness Medal with four oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze service stars
Southwest Asia Service Medal with bronze service star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with bronze service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Short Tour
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long Tour
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold frame
Air Force Longevity Service Award with silver and bronze oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with bronze hourglass, M Device and Numeral 2
Air Force Training Ribbon
Northern Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant May 16, 1982
First Lieutenant May 16, 1984
Captain Sept. 16, 1986
Major Sept. 1, 1994
Lieutenant Colonel May 15, 1999
Colonel Jan. 8, 2005
Brigadier General May 28, 2012
Major General July 17, 2017
(Current as of October 2017)