Maj. Gen. Brian Borgen is the Tenth Air Force Commander, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. His command operates across multiple domains that include all fighter, bomber, special operations, rescue, airborne warning and control, fighter and bomber flying-training missions, combat air operations battle staff, remotely-piloted aircraft, space and cyber units in the Air Force Reserve Command. When mobilized or used in a full-time capacity, these units provide capability across a broad spectrum specifically to Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency.
Maj. Gen. Borgen is a veteran of numerous operations and contingencies in support of national objectives. He deployed numerous times to Aviano Air Base, Italy, to fly in support of Operation Deny Flight; Al Jaber AB, Kuwait, flying combat missions for Operation Southern Watch; Bagram AB, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; Tallil AB, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Incirlik AB, Turkey, in support of Operation Northern Watch. Maj. Gen. Borgen has earned numerous medals and awards for his achievements, including the Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals for his achievements while deployed. He is a command pilot with more than 3,900 combined hours in the A-10 and T-38.
Before assuming his current position, Maj. Gen. Borgen was the Mobilization Assistant to the Director of Operations, Headquarters ACC, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.
1988 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Kansas State University, Manhattan
2000 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., by correspondence
2004 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2008 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Wing/Group Commander Course
2013 Joint Air and Space Operations Senior Staff Course
2014 Masters of Military Science, American Military University, Va.
2015 Air Force Enterprise Leadership Seminar
2015 Senior Officer Security Seminar
2018 Capstone Flag Officer Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2019 Political-Economic Conflict Seminar
1. March 1990-March 1991, Student Pilot, Undergraduate Pilot Training, Williams Air Force Base, Ariz.
2. April 1991-July 1991, Student Pilot, Pilot Instructor Training, Randolph AFB, Texas
3. August 1991-August 1992, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Williams AFB, Ariz.
4. August 1992-April 1994, T-38 Instructor Pilot, Vance AFB, Okla.
5. May 1994-June 1994, Student Pilot, Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, Columbus AFB, Miss.
6. August 1994-February 1995, A-10 Student Pilot, Replacement-Training Unit, Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz.
7. February 1995-April 1995, A-10 Pilot, Whiteman AFB, Mo
8. April 1995-April 1998, A-10 Scheduling Officer, A-10 Instructor Pilot, 303rd Fighter Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
9. April 1998-May 2004, Flight Commander, 303rd FS, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
10. May 2004-August 2007, Assistant Director of Operations, 303rd FS, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
11. August 2007-April 2009, Operational Support Flight Commander, 442nd Operations Group, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
12. April 2009-July 2011, Commander, 303rd FS, Whiteman AFB, Mo.
13. July 2011-December 2011, Deputy Director of Operations, Tenth Air Force, Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas
14. December 2011-July 2012, Commander, 455th Expeditionary Operations Group, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan
15. July 2012-September 2012, Deputy Director of Operations, Tenth Air Force, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
16. September 2012-June 2015, Commander, 442nd Operations Group, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
17. June 2015-November 2015, Vice Commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
18. November 2015–October 2017, Commander, 442nd Fighter Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
19. October 2017–April 2019, Mobilization Assistant Director of Operations, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
20. May 2019–present, Commander, Tenth Air Force, NAS Fort Worth JRB, Texas
Rating: command pilot
Flight hours: more than 3,900
Aircraft flown: T-38, A-10 and OA-10
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Medal with one silver and three oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Combat Action Medal
Gallant Unit Citation
Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters
Combat Readiness Medal with two silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three bronze stars
Iraq Campaign Medal with bronze star
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTIONS
Second Lieutenant March 1, 1990
First Lieutenant Oct. 6, 1991
Captain Oct. 6, 1993
Major April 20. 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 17, 2006
Colonel July 25, 2011
Brigadier General May 1, 2017
Major General May 1, 2019
(Current as of January 2020)