I am Colonel Christopher Mason. I am a 22 year veteran and Senior Officer in the United States Army Reserves. I entered the Army in 1996, after receiving my commission as a second lieutenant from California State University at Fullerton (Claremont Colleges) ROTC program. I have held numerous command and staff positions throughout the 80th, 98th and 102nd Divisions. I served in Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2006 - October 2007 with both the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Command and the 3rd Prsonnel Command. Prior to this mobilization tour, I served as the Brigade Adjutant with the 3rd Brigade (CM), 102nd Division (MS) 80th Training Command.
My education includes; Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Armed Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and USAWC. I have a Bachelors in History (California State University at Fullerton), a Masters in Human Resources Management from Webster University, an MBA and a Masters in Management from Albertus Magnus College, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army Senior Service College.
Awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (w/Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (w/Bronze Star), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hour Glass and “M” Device.
I started this journey to establish a non-profit as a way to help my fellow veterans who were struggling to live the American dream. It is unthinkable that in America, the courageous men and women who volunteered to defend our freedoms are being neglected and forgotten in their time of need and desperation. I want to make a difference to the community, the country and in the lives of our Veteran Heroes who sacrificed so much to ensure that Americans can enjoy the prosperity of our lives and our families.