Patrick Mason

Warfighter Performance at the Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Department Head
2022 Human Systems Conference
Dr. Patrick Mason has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2011.  He currently serves as the Department Head for Warfighter Performance at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Arlington, VA.  He is responsible for establishing, managing, evaluating, and maintaining basic research, applied research, and advanced technology development programs to meet the operational needs of the Navy and Marine Corps.  Areas of research funded by his Department include: artificial intelligence, autonomy, biological sciences, human-systems integration, irregular warfare, manpower, medicine related to Naval operations (undersea, surface, aerospace, marine mammals), neuroscience, socio-cultural sciences, training and education, and warfighter performance and resiliency.  Dr. Mason serves as the Chair of the OUSD(R&E) Biomedical Community of Interest (CoI) and Human Systems CoI.  He serves at the senior leadership level on the Biotechnology CoI.