Laconia attorney & Democratic Party activist will serve year of active duty with Judge Advocate General Corps
Published DateLACONIA — Attorney Matt Huot of Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols will soon be working for Uncle Sam for the next year.
A captain in the United States Army Reserve Judge Advocate General's Corps assigned to the 3rd Legal Support Organization headquartered in Boston, Huot has been mobilized and ordered to Fort Carson, Colorado, home to the 4th Infantry Division.
Following in the footsteps of his father David, who reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before retiring from the reserve, Huot enlisted in 2010, two years after finishing law school at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
"I saw it as a great opportunity to do interesting work, gain valuable experience and serve my country," Huot said. He confessed that "it was a bit of a shock when I first heard I'd been mobilized," but quickly added "now I'm looking forward to it."
Huot said that he and his wife, Sara Beth Hernandez Huot, an assistant Belknap County Attorney, will be leaving for Colorado on July 1.
Earlier this month Huot completed his term as chair of the Belknap County Democratic Committee and was succeeded by Kate Miller of Meredith.