Mr. AVERY J. BORDERS, CHA
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.