Chief Master Sergeant Raymond “Kenny” Mott. Kenny is the Command Chief Master Sergeant, 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. In this position, Chief Mott advises the commander on the health, welfare, morale, mission effectiveness, and proper utilization of more than 4,000 men and women responsible for Air Combat Command’s fleet of E-3 Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) aircraft and ground-based Control and Reporting Centers (CRC) supporting combatant commanders worldwide. He is the commander’s primary adviser on all enlisted issues. His focus is on taking care of the Airmen, so they can take care of the mission of the Air Force’s only integrated Air Battle Management Wing. Chief Mott describes why G.R.I.T. is so important to developing leaders and the importance of connection. He also talks about the mistakes he made as a young Airmen and how he used them for motivation and to shape his leadership style.
Chief Mott entered the Air Force March 1993. His background includes various assignments as an operator, instructor and evaluator of airborne mission systems. Chief Mott has served at bases in Oklahoma, Mississippi, Texas, California and Virginia. He is a Chief Enlisted Aviator with 270 combat flight hours, 755 combat support flight hours, and 2754 operational flight hours in the AWACS E-3 B/C and KC-135R Project Speckled Trout. Chief Mott has experience in squadron, group, wing and Major Command leadership positions. He assumed his current duties in October 2018.