Gary “Craze” Mace

Director, Performance Excellence Consulting


As the Check-6 PE Product Manager, Garry brings decades of experience building and leading high performing organizations.  He is a retired Naval Aviator with 29 years of distinguished service that includes 10 deployments, five overseas assignments, and combat operations from the air and on the ground.   He has commanded a carrier-based F/A-18 squadron, the Navy’s largest F/A-18 Fleet Training Squadron, and a forward-deployed Carrier Air Wing comprised of nine squadrons and 3000 personnel.  Additionally, he commanded a special joint-service Brigade in Baghdad, Iraq supporting Counter-Insurgency and Counter-IED operations.

A designated Master Training Specialist, Captain Mace has accumulated over 5,900 flight hours in tactical military aircraft and logged over 1000 aircraft carrier landings.  His decorations include the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, multiple Strike Flight Air Medals and various unit and service decorations.  He holds a B.S. from Bridgewater State University and a M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.