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, sustainment services, 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, Mr. Borders served as Deputy Director of the 82nd Force Support Squadron at Sheppard AFB Texas. He was instrumental in leading the Air Force largest tech training assignment program. During that time he led the Force Support Squadron through an ambitious transformation initiative integrating library services with the community center. He re-purposed 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 Force Support Community Commons modernization and renovation project. His contributions led the 82nd Force Support Squadron to 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 Civil Engineering, he served as Chief, Housing Flight and Chief, Capital Asset Management Element. His responsibilities included Housing, Dormitory, and Furnishings Management Operations. He has extensive experience preparing and applying FSS and CE strategic sourcing tools to garner MWR programming support, facility improvements and military construction projects.