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Memorial Day Keynote Speaker: Command Sergeant Major Joshua T. Mason

April 2019, Volume 69, Issue 4

Command Sergeant Major Joshua T. Mason was born in Salem, Oregon and graduated from Kaiser High school in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1994. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve on February 19, 1993 as a Military Police Officer and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort McClellan, Alabama.

After completing Military Police training in 1994, he was assigned to the 368th Military Police Company, Santa Rita, Guam and rose to the rank of Sergeant. On May 1, 1998, he transferred to the 9th Regional Support Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, where he served as a Physical Security Inspector. On June 24, 2004, he transferred to the 657th Area Support Group and served as the Physical Security NCO.  On May 12, 2006 thru September 3, 2007, he deployed to Balad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as the North Entry Control Point NCOIC.

On June 18, 2008, he transferred to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 100th Battalion, 442d Infantry Regiment.  On August 19, 2008 thru October 20, 2009, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as a Platoon Sergeant, Third Platoon, Bravo Company, 100th Battalion, 442d Infantry Regiment, tasked to conduct Convoy Escort Missions throughout the Iraqi theater of operation. On October 21, 2009, he was reassigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company where he was the Acting First Sergeant until April 1, 2010, when he was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant.

On August 1, 2011, he was reassigned to Delta Company, 100th Battalion, 442d Infantry Regiment where he was the First Sergeant, until November 1, 2015. On November 1, 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major and assigned to the 4960th MFTB, with duty as the Maneuver and Support Sergeant Major. On March 1, 2016, he returned to the 100th BN/442d IN RGT, duty detailed as the Battalion Command Sergeant Major. On May 15, 2017, he was promoted to Command Sergeant Major and assigned to the 100th BN/442d IN RGT, where he currently serves. 

Command Sergeant Major Mason is a graduate of Physical Security and Crime Prevention Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course, Advanced Non-Commissioned Officers Course and the Sergeants Major Academy, Class 42.

His decorations and awards include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal,  Army Commendation Medal (fifth award),  Army Achievement Medal (third award),  National Defense Service Medal (second award), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal,  Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Non-Commissioned Officer  Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon (second award), Overseas Service Ribbon (second award) and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

As a civilian, Command Sergeant Major Mason is employed by the Honolulu Police Department as a Metropolitan Police Officer, where he is assigned to the District 1, Uniform Patrol, with duties as a Patrol Corporal.

Command Sergeant Major Mason has two children, daughter Savannah (17 years old) and son Pomaika’I  (8 years old).