BG William Boruff, USA
2021 Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition
Brigadier General William M. Boruff became the Joint Program Executive Officer Armaments & Ammunition and the Commanding General, Picatinny Arsenal on July 23, 2021, leading the mission to develop and procure conventional and leap-ahead munitions to increase the Warfighter's combat power. Prior to this, BG Boruff served as the Special Assistant to the Military Deputy/Director, Army Acquisition Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) Washington, DC. Prior to arriving at the Pentagon, Brigadier General Boruff served as the Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan, Kabul Afghanistan.
Brigadier General Boruff was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Field Artillery from the ROTC program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, North Carolina, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting as a distinguished military graduate. He joined the Army Acquisition Corps in 1995. His advanced education includes a Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. His military education includes a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College; Air Command and Staff College; Transportation Corps Advance Course; Multiple Launch Rocket System Cadre Course; and Field Artillery Basic Course.
Brigadier General Boruff has held numerous command and staff positions. His assignments include contingency contracting officer, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; assignment officer, Acquisition Management Branch, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia; executive officer to the Director, U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; proponency officer, Army Acquisition Executive Support Agency, Pentagon; commander, Defense Contract Management Agency-Northern Iraq; deputy director, USAASC; commander, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combat Vehicles BAE Systems, York, Pennsylvania; project manager, Transportation Systems; director, Contracting Enabler Cell, Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan; and, Commanding General of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO-International Security Assistance Force Medal (Afghanistan), Saudi Arabian Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, and Kuwaiti Liberation Medal. He is authorized to wear the Army Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge and Joint & Army Staff Identification Badge. In fiscal 1997, he was awarded the Secretary of the Army Award for Excellence in Contracting-Outstanding Contingency Contracting Officer; and, in fiscal 2009 he was named the Secretary of the Army Acquisition Director of the Year.