Connecticut assistant adjutant general to lead team responding to Alaska Guard concerns

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Brigadier General Jon K. Mott will lead a team charged with implementing recommendations for restoring confidence in the leadership and structure of the Alaska National Guard.

Mott, who serves as the assistant adjutant general for the Connecticut National Guard, was recommended to Gov. Sean Parnell by the National Guard Bureau.

The bureau's Office of Complex Investigations looked into allegations of sexual assault and fraud in the Alaska National Guard and found that victims do not trust the system because of a lack of confidence in the command.

Parnell released the report earlier this month and also called for and received the resignation of Alaska's adjutant general.

Parnell said Guard members have his commitment that all steps necessary will be taken to restore trust and confidence in Guard leadership.

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