COLONEL BORIS SHIF

Col Boris Shif is the Director of Intelligence for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. In this role, he is responsible for leading over 130 analysts and engineers at six geographically separated locations in providing Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) analysis, information, and support for developing and sustaining warfighting systems, focusing on threat definition and assessments, geospatial information and services, and ISR Infrastructure.

Col Shif enlisted in the Air Force in 1995 as a public health technician. After assignments to Hurlburt Field and Aviano AB, he was selected for Airman Scholarship and Commissioning Program in 1999. Col Shif completed ROTC at University of Texas in 2001. He has extensive operational intelligence experience in flying unit operations, collection management, geo-political analysis, training/instructing, MAJCOM-level planning/targeting, and served as an action officer on SOCOM and SAF staffs. During his multiple deployments, he served as sole Special Operations Command Pacific analyst in Indonesia, Analyst for Special Operations Command Central, Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan ISR manager, and Deputy J2, TF-27. Prior to his current assignment, Col Shif served as Chief, Analysis Division, Directorate of ISR, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He was responsible for leading a 42-member division analyzing adversary capabilities and intent in support of two combatant commands.

EDUCATION
2001 Bachelor of Arts, Russian/Eastern European Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
2002 Intelligence Officer Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2003 Air and Space Basic Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Combat Targeting Course, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2011 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence
2012 Masters of Arts in Homeland Security/Emergency Management, American Military University
2015 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence

ASSIGNMENTS
1. June 1995–June 1997, Public Health Tech, 16 Medical Group, Hurlburt Field, Florida
2. June 1997–November 1999, Public Health Tech, 31 Medical Group, Aviano Air Base (AB), Italy
3. December 2003–December 2004, Chief, Current Intel/Force Protection, 100 OSS, RAF Mildenhall, UK
4. December 2004–December 2005, Assistant Chief, Combat Assessment, 607 AIS, Osan AB, South Korea
5. December 2005–December 2008, Watch Officer/Deputy Operations Branch Chief/Pan-Pacific Division Intelligence Plans Officer, Joint Intelligence Operations Center, US Pacific Command, Hawaii
6. December 2008–December 2009, Chief, Sources/Methods, 315 TRS, Goodfellow Air Force Base (AFB), Texas
7. December 2009–September 2011, Commander, Operations Intel Flight, 315 TRS, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
8. September 2011–June 2012, Assistant Director of Operations, 316 TRS, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
9. June 2012–June 2013, Director of Operations, 694 Intelligence Support Sq, Osan AB, South Korea
10. June 2013–June 2016, Chief, Iranian Threat Team and CAG AO, SOCOM HQ, MacDill AFB, Florida
11. June 2016–May 2018, Deputy Chief, Operations Division, SAF/AAH, Jt Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C.
12. May 2018–July 2020, Commander, 548th Operations Support Squadron, Beale AFB, California
13. July 2020–September 2022, Chief, ISR Engagements Division, HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA, Ramstein AB, Germany
14. September 2022–June 2023, Chief, Analysis Division, HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA, Ramstein AB, Germany
15. June 2023–Present, Director of Intelligence, AF Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
June 2013–June 2016, Chief, Iranian Threat Team and Commander’s Action Group, HQ Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida, as a major

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
2010 – AETC, Maj Gen John S. Patton Outstanding ISR Company Grade Officer of the Year
2012 – USAF, Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Tuskegee Airman Field Grade Officer Leadership Award
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air and Space Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air and Space Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
AF Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one service star
Kosovo Campaign Medal with one service star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal
Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal
NATO Medal with two service stars

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant – Dec 21, 2001
First Lieutenant – Dec 21, 2003
Captain – Dec 21, 2005
Major – Dec 01, 2011
Lieutenant Colonel – Nov 01, 2016