Dr. William U. Borger, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is Director, Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He directs the Air Force's science and technology program in propulsion and power for space, missile and aircraft applications. He is responsible for $3 billion in propulsion and power research facilities at Wright-Patterson AFB and Edwards AFB, Calif., and leads a workforce of more than 1,000 executing a $400 million annual budget.
Dr. Borger entered federal civil service as a project engineer in the Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB in 1971. He began his career by concentrating on developing electrical power-generating technologies for utility and special purpose power. He was then assigned to a tour with the B-1 Systems Program Office in 1973 where he was responsible for the development and qualification of its electrical system. Returning to the Aero Propulsion Laboratory, he directed power-generation technology development for the Aerospace Power Division, later expanding his areas of responsibility to include all aspects of power technology from batteries for missiles to solar cells for spacecraft. In 1988 he became Chief of the Aerospace Power Division.
Dr. Borger has been assigned to a variety of positions working strategic issues across Wright Laboratory, and in October 1997 he became the first Director of AFRL's Wright Research Site. In 1999 he assumed the position of Associate Director for Air Platforms. In 2002 became Director, Plans and Programs, where he was responsible for developing and managing the processes that define AFRL's $3 billion annual investment in technologies for the Air Force, including space, weapons and aeronautics as well as command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Dr. Borger is the author and co-author of more than 20 technical journal articles. An avid coach of youth sports teams, he retired after 25 years of coaching.
1971 Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne
1974 Master of Science degree in electrical engineering, Ohio State University
1981 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dayton, Ohio
1991 Sloan Fellow, Master of Science degree in business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
2000 Program for Senior Managers in Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
2001 National Security Leadership Course, the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, N.Y.
2001 Leadership Ohio
2004 Senior Information Applications Warfare Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. 1971 -1973, project engineer, Aero Propulsion Directorate, Air Force Systems Command Laboratories, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
2. 1973 - 1986, project engineer, B-1 Systems Program Office, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
3. 1986 - 1988, Director for Technology, Aerospace Power Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
4. 1988 - 1994, Chief, Aerospace Power Division, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
5. 1994 - 1995, special assistant to the Air Force Technology Executive Officer, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
6. 1995 - 1997, special assistant to the Commander, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
7. 1997 - 1997, corporate information officer, later, special assistant to the Commander, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
8. 1997 - 1998, Director, Wright Research Site, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
9. 1998 - 1999, Deputy Director, Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
10. 1999 - 2002, Associate Director for Air Platforms, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
11. 2002 - 2005, Director, Plans and Programs, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
12. 2005 - present, Director, Propulsion Directorate, AFRL, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
AWARDS AND HONORS
1997 Meritorious Civilian Service Award
2003 and 2004 Performance awards
2004 Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Award
2007 Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Associate Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
2003 - present, President, Wright-Patterson Education Fund
2004 - present, School of Engineering Advisory Council, University of Dayton
2004 - present, Adjunct Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology
(Current as of November 2007)