Joseph Mason, Ph.D., the historian of the Air Force Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, received his M.A. in history from Wright State University in 1998, while serving as an aerospace engineer at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He received his Ph.D. in history from Iowa University in 2004. As an Air Force historian, he has worked at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and later at headquarters, U.S. Central Command. During this time, Dr.