Mr. Avery J. Borders is the Deputy Director 436th Force Support Squadron, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. Mr. Borders supports and shares in the responsibility with the 436th Force Support Commander in providing vital mission support through manpower and personnel, services sustainment, force development, Airman and family services, community services along with mortuary affairs, honor guard, and installation readiness for 10,000 active duty and civilian personnel assigned. He is responsible for the execution of over $5.2M Non-Appropriated and $2.3M Appropriated Fund operating budgets.
Prior to his current assignment at Dover AFB, Mr. Borders served as Deputy Director 82d Force Support Squadron, Sheppard AFB Texas. Mr. Borders was instrumental in leading the Air Force largest Technical Training Wings through many facility and quality of life enhancements. He helped lead the Force Support Squadron through an ambitious transformation initiative integrating library services with the community center. He repurposed an ailing golf course into a robust enhanced outdoor recreation operation. Championed and executed over $8M in quality of life improvements. Identified and led the $5.4M Sheppard AFB Recreation Annex flood recovery effort after the unprecedented 2014 Texoma flood. Secured $2.9M in IMSC funding for the 4,000 SQF Community Commons modernization and renovation project. His contributions led the 82d Force Support Squadron to win Air Force Hennessy Award 2012 and 2017, 2014 USAF Bowling program of the Year, AETC 2014 – 2016 General Curtis E. LeMay Award, AETC 2016 Verne Orr Award, 2016 AETC Outstanding Club Operation, and 2015 AETC Outstanding Bowling and Community Programs.
Mr. Borders is a Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA) with extensive managerial experience fulfilling a broad range of disciplines within the Services, Force Support and Civil Engineering career fields. While assigned to 35th Civil Engineering Squadron, Misawa AB, Japan, he served as Chief, Housing Flight and Chief, Capital Asset Management Element. His responsibilities included Housing, Dormitory, and Furnishings Management Operations.
1999 Associate in Applied Science Administration/Management, Regents College
2000 Associate in Applied Science Fitness, Recreation, & Services Management – Community College of the Air Force
2001 Bachelor of Science Liberal Studies (Management/minor Asian Studies/Occup Educ), Excelsior College
2003 – Present Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA) American Hotel/Lodging Educational Institute
2010 Master of Management, University of Phoenix
2017 USAF Strategic Leadership and Development Program, University of Tennessee, Tenn.
2018 USAF Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Director Course
2019 USAF Mortuary Officer Course, Oct 19
Professional Military Education
2013 Air Command & Staff College, Air University, Correspondence
Awards and Honors
2020 Notable Achievement Award, Dover AFB, DE
2018 AF/A1 “Best in Air Force” Lodging Operation (Innkeeper Award) Dover AFB, DE
2018 AF/A1 “Best in Air Force” Food Service Operation (John L. Hennessy Award) Sheppard AFB, TX
2018 436 MSG/CC Notable Achievement Award, Dover AFB, DE
2017 AETC/A1 “Best Food Service Operation” John L. Hennessy Award
2016 AETC/A1 “Best Food Service Operation” John L. Hennessy Award
2016 Sheppard AFB, Cat II Civilian Manager of the Year 82d Mission Support Group, 82d Force Support SQ.
2016 AETC/A1 Verne Orr Award, 82d Force Support SQ. Sheppard AFB, TX
2016 AETC/A1 Gen Curtis LeMay Award “Outstanding Force Support Squadron” Sheppard AFB, TX
2016 AETC/A1 “Outstanding Club Operation” Sheppard AFB, Texas
2015 AETC/A1 Gen Curtis LeMay Award “Outstanding Force Support Squadron” Sheppard AFB, TX