Colonel Carl E. Mason Sr. assumed the duties as commander of the 407th Army Field Support Brigade in July 2020. COL Mason was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina, and after serving a four-year enlistment tour with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment, Fort Kobbe, Panama, was commissioned a second lieutenant through the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina.
As a lieutenant, he served as the Battalion Chemical Officer for the 2/72nd Armor Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea; a platoon leader, and a company and executive officer in the 44th Chemical Company. As a captain, he served as a support operations maintenance officer for the 544th Maintenance Battalion, 64th Corps Support Group, Fort Hood, Texas. He later commanded Alpha Company, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson, Colorado. After command, Mason was assigned as the Brigade S4 for 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. As a major, he served in the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, as the battalion support operations and executive officer in the 501st Brigade Support Battalion and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While in the 501st, Mason was nominated to be the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Operations) executive officer, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. In the Pentagon, he served at the executive officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (Sustainment). Mason was selected and commanded the 704th Brigade Support Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. As the commander, he mission commanded 5,000 Soldiers, civilian personnel and contractors, and monitored the logistics of over 30,000 pieces of equipment. While in command, he served as the rear provisional brigade commander for the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team during its deployment in 2016.
Upon completing command, Mason was selected and attended the Senior Service College, in Washington D.C. He was reassigned as the Chief of Defense Logistics Agency’s new Synchronization Operations Center which had the task of fusing mission readiness and business operations to better operationalize, and integrate DLA’s support to warfighters and federal partners. In 2019, COL Mason was selected to be the next 407th Army Field Support Brigade commander.
COL Mason earned a bachelor’s of science in criminal justice from the University of North Carolina, two master’s of business administration degrees in supply chain management from Colorado Technology University, and a master’s of science degree from National Defense University. His military education includes the Chemical Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, the Logistics Executive Development Course (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and Senior Service College (Eisenhower-NDU).
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action and Army Staff Badges.
COL Mason is married and they have three daughters and one son.