Colonel (ret.) Frank J. Khare, Vice President, Programs
Colonel (ret.) Frank Joe Khare,
Vice President, Programs
Colonel Khare provides 47 continuing years of experience and capabilities to C2 Associates as a recognized expert in the fields of tactical aviation, national security operations and policy, as well as information systems management.
Concurrently, Mr. Khare is the President and Founder of Mace Enterprises, LLC, Mace a defense consulting and lobbying services company focused on the National Guard market specializing in homeland security, legacy-system modernization, avionics, information systems and emerging missions.
The Colonel is a Vietnam combat veteran and command pilot with 25 years in both the US Air Force
and the Air National Guard with over 3,000 hours in F-100, A-7 and F-16 aircraft while developing extensive experience with our European Allies and NATO.
As Commander of McIntyre AFB, he directed the bed down of the A-7D aircraft coincident with standing-up the first Air Guard F-16 unit.
Additionally under his
leadership, the 169th Fighter Wing won the worldwide, tactical weapons competition "Gunsmoke 89".
Colonel Khare became the Air National Guard (ANG), Chief of Personnel (A1) at the National Guard Bureau (NGB) in 1990, where he managed a $2.1 billion budget and a force of over 110,000 military personnel.
Following this assignment, he was selected as the "first" Air National Guard Advisor to the Reserve Forces Policy Board (an organization that reports directly to the Secretary of Defense and Congress).
During this six year period, he
played a key role in increasing Reserve Component accessibility.
During the Colonel's civilian career, he
has held positions in Emerging Technology, Marketing and Business Development where he
supported numerous information management system projects to include; the modernization of the Army wholesale and retail logistics systems.
has served as; Secretary and the only IT-oriented
representative on the National Guard
Association of the U.S. (NGAUS) Corporate Advisory Panel, Vice President for the Minuteman Institute for National Defense Studies; and Vice President, National Guard Bureau
Colonel Khare holds a BA in Political Science from the University of South Carolina, after initial enrollment at the Citadel, a MS in Information Management with a specialty in telecommunications from the University of Maryland and is certified as a Chief Information Officer by the General Services Administration and the University of Maryland.
completed the "Senior Officials in National Security" course at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University