//Bill Borchardt, Colonel, USAF (Ret)
Bill Borchardt, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

Project Description

Bill Borchardt

Key Specialties

  • Business Execution

  • Acquisition Management

  • Acquisition Strategy Development

  • Government Compliant Business Systems


Bill Borchardt

Colonel, US Air Force & Industry Executive (Retired)

Colonel Bill Borchardt, USAF (Ret), has over 40 years of contracting and acquisition experience in the USAF and with a major defense contractor. He has experience in major systems development/acquisition, major systems upgrades, research and development (R&D), engineering and software support, construction, and operational and sustainment (O&S) support, as well as hands-on experience with development and analysis of requests for proposals (RFPs); risk identification and mitigation strategies; identification, protection, and resolution of intellectual property (IP) issues; and IP licensing.

Significant Career Accomplishments

  • Led contracting and technical teams to develop business and proposal strategies, negotiate contracts, resolve contract and business issues, and provide advice and support to the $8B C-5 aircraft program.
  • Directed business/contract strategies for R&D, test, production, and modification of major systems at Air Armament Center (AAC).
  • Co-led 400-person contracting workforce in the execution of $8B annual acquisition of USAF satellite and launch programs and base operational support.
  • Contract lead for AMRAAM value engineering program which reduced cost while sharing savings with contractors.
  • Helped resolve largest patent infringement case in the Department of Defense (DOD).

Key Positions

  • Senior Manager, C-5 Program, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Director of Contracting, AAC
  • Deputy Director of Contracting, Air Force Space & Missile Center (SMC)
  • Chief, Scientific & Technical Contracting, Air Force Material Command (AFMC)
  • Director of Contracting, AMRAAM Joint Program Office
  • Director of Contracting, Air Force Armament Laboratory


  • MA, Management, Webster University
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Alabama
  • Program Manager’s Course, Defense Systems Management College (DSMC)
  • Executive Refresher Course, Defense Acquisition University (DAU)
  • Air War College
  • Army Command & General Staff College
  • Air Command and Staff College
  • Contracts Leadership Institute, Lockheed Martin Corporate
  • Business Management Institute, Lockheed Martin Corporate