Mosher Retires After 23 Years of Military Service
First Sergeant Jon Mosher was honored recently at a formation at the Marinette Armory on Mary Street. He was awarded The Meritorious Service Medal for his 23 years of dedicated and devoted service within the Active Army and the 32d Infantry Combat Team. During this period he served with honor and distinction while earning numerous individual awards. He served with three Active Army units and three companies within the 32d IBCT; excelling at every opportunity.
Mosher operates Mosher Auto Repair in the Village of Wausaukee.
During the formation he was also presented with Certificates of Appreciation for his service from President Barack Obama, Gov. Scott Walker, Chief of National Guard Bureau Craig McKinley and Wisconsin 's Adjutant General Major General Donald Dunbar. His wife, Carri, was also presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for her support from The Wisconsin National Guard.
Mosher served on two deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, totaling 21 months in combat. He excelled in every duty position he served in including Wheel Vehicle Mechanic, M1 Abrams Tank Mechanic, Infantryman, Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant and First Sergeant. He was a constant trainer, motivator and mentor to all Soldiers and embodied the essence of an NCO ( Non Commissioned Officer) by his "Of the Troops and for the Troops" and "Follow Me" attitude. All of which he credited to his mentors, Staff Sergeant Raymond Mosher, Morrison, IL, First Sergeant Dausey, Menominee, Mich. Sergeant Major Fritz, Oshkosh, Command Sergeant Major Weyer, Mosinee, and Command Sergeant Major Schiermeister, Appleton.
In his 23 year career Mosher served five years overseas in four different countries, Korea, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan.
In closing the formation at the Armory Mosher thanked his wife, Carri, herself a Gulf War Veteran, for her selfless sacrifice to her family and country, his daughters, Kayla and Mandi, and his sons, Winston and Corbin, for their success in scholastic, community and family endeavors in his absence, and all the Soldiers that he served with, especially the ones that gave the ultimate sacrifice, Sergeant Wallace, Specialist Wendling and Sergeant Jopek.
Mosher was presented with a framed signed Guidon flag and a special bottle of bourbon from the Soldiers of Delta Company, Marinette.
Mosher also thanks American Legion Post 150 of Wausaukee, area Veterans, Wausaukee School students and teachers, his customers, Community Lutheran Church in McCallister members and area residents for their support during his deployments. He encourages others to explore all the benefits including life and health insurance, education, income and retirement pay that the Wisconsin National Guard has to offer.
His service awards include Combat Infantryman 's Badge (Iraq), Bronze Star Medal (Afghanistan), Meritorious Service Medal, 2nd Award (Iraq and retirement), Good Conduct Award, Army Achievement Award, 2nd Award, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, National Defense Service Medal, 2nd Award, Global War on Terrorism Medal, NATO Medal (Afghanistan), Korean Defense Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, 3rd Award, and numerous State Awards and Badges.
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