Khare is President of Mace Enterprises, LLC,
and serves as a consultant to companies that specialize in defense and
security. Mr. Khare is a
recognized expert in the fields of tactical aviation, national security
and policy, and information systems management. He
has over 25 years of experience in three different
fighter aircraft. A combat
veteran, he has extensive experience with European Allies and NATO. He has six years of experience at
senior DOD headquarters where he provided expert advice to senior
Reserve Component (RC) issues. In
the private sector, Mr. Khare has gained a comprehensive knowledge of
information and telecommunications technologies.
Khare was a successful pilot, maintenance
supervisor and leader at the group and wing level for 25 years. A command pilot with over 3,000 hours,
he led his unit to superior ratings on Air Force operational readiness
inspections. As the senior
maintenance official, he directed the bed down of the A-7D and the
Guard F-16 unit. Under his
leadership, that unit won the worldwide, tactical weapons competition
1990 Mr. Khare became the Chief of Personnel,
Air National Guard, where he managed a $2.1 billion program for a force
110,000 military personnel. During
his tenure all manning goals and readiness requirements were met or
exceeded. In 1993 Mr. Khare was
selected as the first Air National Guard advisor to the Reserve Forces
Board, an organization that reports to the Secretary of Defense and
Congress. In this capacity he
played a key role in increasing RC accessibility.
retirement from the Air National Guard, Mr.
Khare joined GRC International, Inc., in marketing and business
development. He supported numerous
information management system projects to include the modernization of
wholesale and retail logistics systems.
Also, he served as the only IT-oriented
representative on the Corporate
Advisory Panel of the National Guard Association of the U.S.;
Vice President for the Minuteman Institute for National Defense
Vice President, National Guard Bureau Alumni Association.
In September 1999 Mr. Khare joined
American Systems International Corporation, where he served as Director
Technologies, then as Vice President for Air Force Operations. He formed Mace Enterprises, LLC in
native of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Khare
received a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of
Carolina in 1970. He completed the
Senior Officials in National Security course at the John F. Kennedy
Government, Harvard University, in 1994.
He received a M.S. degree in Information
Management with a specialty in
telecommunications from the University of Maryland University College
and is certified as a Chief Information Officer by the General Services
Administration and University of Maryland. He
and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He is the father of two children, Laura
and Chris Khare.