Gary Mason, II was born in Washington, DC, and graduated from DeMatha Catholic High School. Before entering the US Army in 2000, he received a BA in communications from Howard University. While serving in the US Army, he earned an MA in Film Production from American University and an MA in Practical Theology from Regent University. After his forced retirement, he then earned a Doctorate in Military Ministry from Regent University.
Dr. Mason is an aspiring filmmaker who co-wrote the screenplay, PVT William Cathay – Slave to Buffalo Soldier, with his wife. He is also an expert communicator in military affairs, media planning, and military ministry.