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.

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Education

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

Career Chronology
  1. 1. October 2002 – July 2005 Manager, High Desert Inn, 95th Services Division Edwards AFB, California

  2. 2. October 2004 – April 2005, Chief, Combat Support Flight, 95th Services Division Edwards AFB, California

  3. 3. July 2005 – October 2009, Manager, Misawa Inn, 35th Services/Force Support Squadron Misawa AB, Japan

  4. 4. December 2005 – May 2006, Chief, Combat Support Flight, 35th Services Squadron Misawa AB, Japan

  5. 5. October 2009 – October 2010, Manager, Shogun Inn, 18th Force Support Squadron Kadena AB, Japan

  6. 6. October 2010 – September 2012, Chief, Capital Asset Management Element, 35th Civil Engineering Squadron Misawa AB, Japan

  7. 7. October 2011 – July 2012, Chief, Housing Flight, 35th Civil Engineering Squadron Misawa AB, Japan

  8. 8. September 2012 – July 2013 Chief, Sustainment Services Flight, 82d Force Support Squadron Sheppard AFB, Texas

  9. 9. July 2013 – August 2016 Chief, Community Services Flight, 82d Force Support Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas

  10. 10. August 2016 – March 2018 Deputy Director, 82d Force Support Squadron, Sheppard AFB, Texas

  11. 11. March 2018 – Present Deputy Director, 436th Force Support Squadron, Dover AFB, Delaware             

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

2015    AETC/A1 “Outstanding Bowling Program” Sheppard AFB, TX

2015    AETC/A1 “Outstanding Community Programs” Sheppard AFB, TX

2015    82d Force Support Squadron CAT II Civilian Manager of the 3rd Qtr Sheppard AFB, TX

2014    AETC/A1 Gen Curtis LeMay Award “Outstanding Force Support Squadron” Sheppard AFB

2014    AF/A1 “Best in Air Force” Outstanding Bowling Program Sheppard AFB, TX

2014    AETC/A1 “Outstanding Bowling Program” Sheppard AFB, TX

2014    82d Mission Support Group Cost Conscious Culture (C3) Award Sheppard AFB, TX

2013    Sheppard AFB, Cat II Civilian Manager of the Year 82d Mission Support Group, 82d Force Support SQ.

2012    AF/A1 “Best in Air Force” Food Service Operation (John L. Hennessy Award) Sheppard AFB, TX

2012    AETC/A1 “Best in AETC” Outstanding Food Service Operation, Sheppard AFB, TX

2012    PACAF/A7 “Best in PACAF” Asset Management Flight, (Gen Eullberg Award), Misawa AB

2011    PACAF/A7 “Best in PACAF” Housing Program Runner up (Gen McAuliffe Award), Misawa AB

2009    Misawa AB, Civilian Manager of the Quarter 3rd Qtr 35 FW, 35 MSG, 35 FSS

2009    PACAF/A1 “Best in PACAF Small Lodging Operation”, Misawa AB

2007    Misawa AB, Civilian Manager of the Year, 35 MSG, 35 SVS

2007    Misawa AB, Civilian Manager of the Quarter, 3rd Qtr 35 FW, 35 MSG, 35 SVS

2006    PACAF/A1 Award “Best in PACAF Small Lodging Operation”, Misawa AB

2005    Edwards AFB, Air Force Flight Test Center Manager of the Quarter, 1st Quarter 2005

2005    Edwards AFB, Civilian Manager of the Quarter, 1st Qtr 95 ABW, 95 MSG, 95 SVS

2004    Edwards AFB, Team of the Year, High Desert Inn Lodging, 95 MSG, 95 SVS

2003    Edwards AFB, Civilian Manager of the Year, 95 Services Division 

2003    Edwards AFB, Team of the Year High Desert Inn 95 ABW, 95 MSG, 95 SVS

1999    Air Force Services Non Commissioned Office of the Year

1998    Air Force Services Innkeeper Travelers Award

Civil Service Commendations

Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award, 2005, 2018

Quality Step Increase Award, 2017

Air Force Civilian Meritorious Service Award, 2017

Air Force Civilian Achievement Medal, 2013

Military Decorations

Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak leaf clusters

Air Force Achievement Medal with two Oak leaf clusters

Air Force Recognition Medal (Services NCO of the Year)

(Current as of June 2020)