Mott ends Air Force career
WOLCOTT — Col. David R. Mott, son of Dave and Sue Mott, of Wolcott, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving more than 23 years.
Mott’s career included assignments in North Carolina, New Jersey, the Netherlands, Rhode Island and California. Along with these assignments, he also completed a number of deployments to southwest Asia. His final assignment was the 60th Operations Group Commander, Travis AFB, leading nearly 1,000 personnel operating 27 KC-10 aerial refueling aircraft, 18 C-5 and 13 C-17 airlift aircraft, along with the daily operations of the installation’s airfield and air traffic control.
Mott is a 1988 graduate of Eagle Valley High School, where he was a standout football player. He continued playing while attending the U.S. Air Force Academy. Upon graduation, he completed undergraduate pilot training at Vance AFB and chose to fly the KC-10. During his career, he logged more than 4,500 flying hours in the KC-10 and the Royal Netherlands Air Force variant, the KDC-10.
Mott is married to Tina Brown, of Meeker, and they have two sons, Brewster, 12, and Brady, 10, who are avid baseball players. Mott will continue flying after his military career as a pilot for Southwest Airlines.