Mason Mathews Patrick (1863–1942) was a United States Army general and air power advocate. As a member of the Army Corps of Engineers, his career saw rapid advancement throughout the early 20th Century. After serving in World War I, Patrick was appointed to the fledgling U.S. Army air service, a position he held for most of the 1920s. He published a book on U.S. military air power in 1928. He died in 1942.
Mason M. Patrick was a U.S. pilot in the Great War, attaining the rank of brigadier general and earning himself a place on the General Staff.
When the United States won the Great war, General Patrick met with General Leonard Wood and Colonel Irving Morrell. He supported Morrell's ideas for preventing the defeated Confederacy from re-arming.