Ali Matan Hashi (, ), also known as Ali Matan, was a Somali senior military official and politician. He was the first Somali pilot, and a prominent member of the Supreme Revolutionary Council (SRC).Luigi Pestalozza, The Somalian Revolution, (Éditions Afrique Asie Amérique latine: 1974), p.27.
Ali Matan was born into a MarehanDarod family.Satya Pal Ruhela, Mohammed Farah Aidid and his vision of Somalia, (Vikas Pub. House: 1994), p.42.
He created the Somali Air Force in 1960, and oversaw the growth of it between 1960 and 1978. A Brigadier General in the army,Africa Research, Ltd, Africa research bulletin: Political, social, and cultural series, Volume 10, (Africa Research, Ltd.: 1973), p.2717.