Mr. Andrew “Andy” Borden currently serves as the interim Director of Programs and Regional Business for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Transatlantic Division (TAD) where he provides executive strategic leadership and program management expertise for the Division, its two Districts and one Task Force, which are located in Virginia, Afghanistan and Iraq, respectively. Mr. Borden serves as principal advisor to the TAD Commander and is the senior civilian for an organization providing design, construction execution, and related engineering services in direct support to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command throughout the USCENTCOM area of responsibility in order to establish and maintain the conditions for regional security and stability.
Mr. Borden is responsible for USACE Military Programs, consisting of Military Construction, Operations & Maintenance, and other reimbursable engineering support. Additionally, he provides International and Interagency Support programs, including Foreign Military Sales, and contingency engineering support for other U.S. Government agencies, NATO, and other international partners. He is also responsible for all U.S. Forces real estate programs in the USCENTCOM AOR; supports the USSOCOM global construction program through centralized planning and programming on behalf of the USACE Enterprise; and oversees strategic direction and financial operations of the Division, leading strategic initiatives, monitoring program progress, and coordinating implementation.
Mr. Borden directs TAD’s Business Resource, Business Management, Business Technical Programs, and Contracting Divisions. This responsibility encompasses all programs, with a current portfolio of over 200 projects exceeding $5.8 billion and being executed in 14 of 20 USCENTCOM countries – an AOR that spans 4.6 million square miles. He oversees a workforce of over 700 personnel operating in both the U.S. and at forward-deployed locations.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Borden served as the Deputy District Engineer (DPM) for Programs and Project Management, with Task Force Essayons (TFE) in Kuwait and Iraq, where he oversaw the development and execution of projects in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). He was responsible for managing the staffing, processes and business development of the Task Force, as well as the overall programmatic development and oversight of the planning, design, and construction missions supporting U.S. Army Central and the Combined Joint Task Force-OIR.
Mr. Borden has almost 30 years of experience with the Corps of Engineers, in all areas of civil works planning and programs/project management, and has served in four USACE districts (Huntington, St. Louis, Charleston and Afghanistan), two major subordinate commands (South Atlantic and Great Lakes-Ohio River) and served three deployments to Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Resolute Support).
He holds a BS degree in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University (1990) and a MS degree in Geography from Marshall University (1995). He is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College (2000) and is a certified Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute (2009).