CPT John M. Borland was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from the United States Military Academy in 2007 where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon completion of the Engineer Officer Basic Course, he was assigned to the 84th Engineer Battalion at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. There he served as a horizontal construction Platoon Leader where he deployed to Iraq in 2009. During the latter part of the deployment he served as a Project Manager as part of 18th Engineer Brigade’s Mosul Reconstruction Operations Cell. Following the deployment, CPT Borland served as the Executive Officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 84th Engineer Battalion. He then served as the Assistant Plans Officer for the 84th Engineer Battalion. While attending the Engineer Captains Career Course in 2012, he earned a Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Missouri of Science and Technology. Upon completion, CPT Borland was assigned to the 18th Engineer Brigade as an Assistant Operations Officer. CPT Borland then assumed command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Engineer Brigade. Following his command, CPT Borland attended McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas where he earned a Masters of Business Administration.
CPT Borland’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, and Air Assault Badge.
CPT Borland is married and has three children. His favorite past time includes traveling with his family and playing soccer.