John Borling is a highly decorated, retired Air Force Major General. He served worldwide in high level command and staff positions. A fighter pilot, he graduated from the Air Force Academy, the National War College, executive education at Harvard—the Business School and the JFK School—and he was a White House Fellow.
During the Vietnam War, he was shot down by ground fire. Seriously injured, he was captured while trying to evade and spent over 6 ½ years as a POW in Hanoi. Currently, he occupies leadership positions in multiple civic and business organizations. He is the author of the nationally acclaimed book Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton.