Martin Methodist to Present "Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: Observations from Ground Zero Command"
August 29, 2019
PULASKI, Tenn. – Martin Methodist College (MMC) is privileged to host Anthony “Tony” Mottola, who will present “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty: Observations from Ground Zero Command,” a firsthand account of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. This presentation will take place Tuesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. in the Gault Recital Hall on MMC’s campus.
As a first responder/search leader for recovery efforts and supervisor of security details in the immediate aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, Mottola had firsthand experience in the devastating 9/11 attacks that brought the United States to a standstill. Mottola will speak to MMC students, faculty, staff, and local and surrounding community members about the attacks as told through the eyes of a former NYPD first responder.
“Having Tony Mottola speak about the events of September 11th offers those at Martin Methodist and the surrounding community a rare look inside the tragic attack that forever changed us,” said Criminal Justice Professor Richard Schoeberl. “It is indeed an honor to hear from someone who was onsite as the events unfolded. We are fortunate to have someone with his pedigree teaching our students.”
Mottola has over 35 years of law enforcement and security experience including the New York City Police Department and the United States Air Force. He retired as a sergeant detective (SDS) after 25 years as a member of NYPD. He served as executive officer for the NYPD Intelligence Bureau’s Strategic Unit, which is a covert counterterrorism initiative, and director of the Domestic Liaison Program. He represented the Intelligence Bureau in numerous investigations including the Boston Bombing, civil unrest, mass shootings, and large-scale incidents outside New York City. During his tenure with the NYPD, he worked additional assignments in Counterterrorism, Gang Intelligence, Detective Bureau, Task Force, Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit, anti-gang/graffiti units, and patrol. Currently, he serves as an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice program at MMC.
Admission is free for all, and the community is encouraged to attend.
Martin Methodist College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Martin Methodist offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 programs of study that include English, religious studies, music and dramatic arts, mathematics and natural sciences to business, social sciences, education, criminal justice, and nursing. Still changing lives after 150 years.