Mr. Thomas Atkinson
Program Advisor of Army ROTC
P:  (540) 464-7680

Main Office P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639

Virginia Military Institute
2020 Kilbourne Hall
Lexington, VA  24450

Contact Army ROTC

Master Sergeant Brian K. Motter

MS II Instructor
Military Science & Leadership

2064 Kilbourne Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450
P:  (540) 464-7351
F:  (540) 464-7639
E:  motterbk@vmi.edu

MSG Motter is assigned to the Military Science ARMY ROTC Department at Kilbourne Hall, VMI, Lexington, VA. He is an Enlisted Army 19Z Cavalry Scout.

MSG Motter enlisted into the US Army on 09 September 1986 from Watertown, New York. He attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, KY. After completion of training he was assigned to HHC Scout Platoon, 3-33rd Armor Bn., 3rd AD, Gehlnhausen, FRG. He was a Dismount, Driver and Gunner on an M113 Armor Personnel Carrier. He attended Bradley Fighting Vehicle Transition Course with his unit and served as a Driver on a CFV. MSG Motter’s unit was then re-flagged to HHC 4-8 CAV, 3rd AD. He participated in multiple Grafenwoeher and Hohenfels rotations, patrolled the border of the then, FRG and DDR.

He departed the Federal Republic of Germany in December 1988 and was stationed at Fort Carson, CO. as a dismount, M113 Driver, and Team Leader in 2nd Sqdn., 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th ID. While there he attended the Primary Leadership Development Course, 4th ID Sniper School, and Unit Small Arms Course. He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant. He participated in numerous field problems to include Pinon Canyon and NTC.

MSG Motter then volunteered to return to Germany and was assigned to 1-41 In. Bn., 2AD (FWD), Garlstadt, GE., on 07 June 1990. MSG Motter was assigned as a CFV Gunner and Section Sergeant. MSG Motter was deployed to Operation Desert Shield and Storm on 3 January 1991. 2AD (FWD) was attached to the 1st ID for Combat Operations. After returning to Germany following Desert Storm he participated in Gunnery and Field Training Exercises in Grafenwoeher, Hohenfels, and Bergen, GE. serving as a Scout Section Sergeant and Senior Scout. MSG Motter was promoted to SSG in April 1992.
Following his assignment in Germany MSG Motter was then assigned to 3-37th Ar. Bn., 1st ID, Fort Riley, KS. While assigned to Ft. Riley he participated in several NTC rotations as a Section Sergeant and Platoon Sergeant. MSG also conducted a JTF 6 Mission and was selected to be Observer/Controller for Operation Intrinsic Action; joint training in Kuwait between US and Kuwaiti Forces.

MSG Motter was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, CO. on 05 August 1996. He served as a Section Sergeant, Assistant Operations Sergeant, Squadron Master Gunner and Platoon Sergeant in the 3rd ACR. In February 1999 MSG Motter was promoted to SFC. On 4 March 2000 he deployed with G Troop, 2nd Sqdn, 3rd ACR to Camp McGovern, Bosnia. While in Bosnia MSG Motter served as a Platoon Leader and Platoon Sergeant conducting Peace Keeping Operations and enforcement of the Dayton Peace Accord in the city of Brchko.

Upon return from Bosnia MSG Motter was assigned to the 4th BDE, 85th DIV (TS), Fort Knox, KY. as the Brigade Operations NCO in January 2001. He conducted several training and planning missions in support of numerous Army National Guard and Reserve units conducting Annual Training. In February 2002 he was assigned to 1-409th CAV (TS), FT. Knox, KY., as an Observer/Controller Trainer; again training and evaluating numerous Army National Guard and Reserve units.

MSG Motter was then assigned to 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2ID, Camp Garry Owen, Republic of Korea in February 2004. While in Korea he was assigned as a Scout Platoon Sergeant and Squadron S-2 NCOIC conducting numerous training and gunnery exercises.

In February 2005 he was assigned to Directorate of Training, Doctrine, and Combat Development, Fort Knox, KY. MSG Motter was the Scout Gunnery Doctrine Developer/Writer and the Gunnery Branch Chief. He worked on and assisted in the development of the Scout Gunnery Manual and HBCT Gunnery Manual. MSG Motter assisted in the development and upgrades of several Virtual Simulators to include the CCTT and COFT.

MSG Motter volunteered to go to Iraq in September 2006. He was assigned to a Border Transition Team, training and assisting two Iraqi Border Patrol battalions based out of COP Heider, Iraq.
Upon his return MSG Motter was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 4IBCT, 1ID, Fort Riley, KS. in February 2009. MSG Motter was promoted to 1st Sergeant in February and assigned to A Troop. 1-4 CAV, 4IBCT was deployed to FOB Sykes, Iraq in August 2009 conducting Combat Operations. MSG Motter served as A TRP 1SG and the Squadron OPS SGM while there. Upon return to CONUS MSG was assigned as the HHT 1-4 CAV 1SG and in January 2011 the HHC BDE, 4IBCT 1SG. MSG Motter was assigned to the Army ROTC Department, VMI on 7 January 2013.

MSG Motter has attended the Battle Staff NCO School, Bradley Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner School, Military Transition Team, and numerous Instructor Training Courses. He has also attended all the US Army NCO Educations Courses through E-8. MSG Motter is the recipient of the Combat Action Badge, Driver/Mechanics Badge (Wheel & Track), Excellence in Armor and the Order of Saint George. His awards include: Bronze Star Medal 2nd award, Meritorious Service Medal 4th award, Army Commendation Medal 7th award, Army Achievement Medal 12th award, Valorous Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal 8th award, National Defense Service Medal 2nd award, Korean Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia, Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal 2nd, Global War On Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon w/ 4 device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon w/ 5 device, Saudi Arabian Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal and NATO Medal.