Colonel Gregory Pace is a native of Tuskegee, Alabama, and is a graduate of Troy University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in November 1989, where he served as a Combat Signaler with the 6th Battalion 159th Aviation Brigade and the 282nd Quartermaster Company. Colonel Pace was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps in April 1998.
After completing The Basic School, 2nd Lt. Pace was assigned to Combat Service Support Group - 3, where he served as the Assistant Group Supply Officer. In December 2000, 1st Lt. Pace was reassigned to 2nd Battalion, 3d Marines, as the Battalion Supply Officer and deployed to Okinawa, Japan, supporting the Unit Deployment Program (UDP). Upon redeployment, he was assigned to 3d Marine Regiment, from 2001-2003, where he served as the Regimental Supply Officer and Commanding Officer, Headquarters Company, 3d Marine Regiment. In 2003, Capt. Pace was reassigned as Logistics Officer, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, where he served as the Battalion Landing Team S-4 in support of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Upon returning from deployment with the 31st MEU, he was reassigned to Headquarters Company, 3d Marine Regiment, where he went on to serve as the Regimental Motor Transportation and Maintenance Management Officer.
In June of 2004, Capt. Pace reported to 2d Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2d Marine Logistics Group in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where he served as the Commanding Officer for Headquarters Company and the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MDC) Distribution Center Company, and the Assistant Battalion Operations Officer from 2004-2007. During this assignment, Capt. Pace deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, with Combat Logistics Regiment-25 (Fwd), from 2006-2007 serving as the MDC, Officer-in-Charge and with II Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd) from 2007-2008 where he served as the Sustainment Officer for Iraqi Security Force Logistics. While in Iraq, Capt. Pace was selected to attend the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course in Fort Lee, Virginia.
Following completion of CLCCC, Capt. Pace was assigned to Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps from June 2008 to Jun 2011, where he served as the Battalion Operations Officer and Installations and Logistics, Policies, and Capabilities as an Action Officer from 2009- 2011.
From 2011-2013, Major Pace served with 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, as the Assistant Division Supply Officer, Officer-in-Charge Supply Management Analyst Team, and the Division Supply Officer. During this assignment, Maj. Pace was selected for the Commandant's National Fellowship Program and served as a Marine Corps Fellow to The United States Chamber of Commerce. Upon completing his year-long fellowship, he was assigned as the Battalion Executive Officer of Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps.
In June 2015, Lt. Col. Pace assumed command of 1st Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 15 in Camp Pendleton, California. Upon completion of this assignment, Lt. Col. Pace attended The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Defense and Resource Strategy, after which he was assigned to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, J-4 Logistics Directorate, as the Strategic Policy Branch Chief and as the Joint Logistics Operations Center Battle Captain in the National Military Command Center. His latest assignment was the G4 with 2d Marine Expeditionary Brigade. His personal awards include a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars in lieu of his fourth award), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with two gold stars in lieu of his second award, Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Medal with five Bronze Stars in lieu of his fifth award.
On July 1, 2021, Col. Gregory Pace assumed command of Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, California.