Commander Mason is currently deployed in support of Seventh and Fifth fleet operations. A 2002 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, he flies the MH-60S and is presently safety officer on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68).

Articles by Sam Mason

A chief boatswain’s mate observes for safety as sailors handle lines during sea and anchor detail on board the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72). A culture in which sailors choose the safest approach is far more effective than one in which safety is enforced from above.