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Warren J. Boord

A headshot of Mr. Warren J. Boord




  • BS, aerospace engineering, 1980, WVU
  • MS, mechanical engineering, 1993, John Hopkins University

Mr. Boord has 44 years professional experience that spans the defense scientific and technical acquisition (S&TA) and the scientific and technical intelligence (S&TI) communities. His experience includes 20 years of commercial private industry and laboratory employment, 15 years as a Department of Defense (DoD) federal civilian employee and six years as a USAF Officer. He developed his expertise in air and missile defense systems, missile systems, missile guidance and control, advanced foreign missile threats to our military forces and in particular to our naval forces, and in engineering level modeling and simulation (M&S) of weapons and engagement systems.

After retiring from Navy Civilian Service in February 2022, and before founding Boord Engineering Sciences and Technology, LLC in June 2023, he was a Research Staff Member with the Institute for Defense Analyses. Prior to his retirement, he served as the Surface Navy’s first Senior Scientific Technical Manager (SSTM) for Threat Engineering and the Director for Threat Engineering with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Before his promotion to SSTM, he was the Principal Assistant Program Manager (PAPM) for Digital and Threat Engineering serving as the Director of Modeling and Simulation with PEO IWS. In 2006 he began his government career with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and was assigned by then Director Mr. W. Tarry to stand up the first Missiles Division at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in 2007. He served as the ONI, TAC-31 Missiles Division Head until 2015. His portfolio included S&TI collection, design and performance assessments and production including modeling and simulation of all foreign naval missiles. He was the Principal Investigator of the Threat Engineering Characterization Product (TECP), renamed the Acquisition Threat Engineering Product (ATEP) in 2016. His civilian career began in 1986 with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory supporting Aegis air and missile defense programs until 1996 and then transitioned to small business opportunities serving as lead principal investigator, manger and supervisor on projects ranging from advanced technology demonstration satellites and air/missile defense initiatives. From 1980 to 1986, he served as an officer in the USAF specializing in foreign weapons scientific and technical intelligence.

Mr. Boord has actively conducted advanced weapons research and published throughout his career including the March 2016 publication as lead co-author titled “Air and Missile Defense Systems Engineering” , Taylor and Francis, CRC Publishing. He is also a published author and co-author on missile guidance and control in the AIAA Journal of Dynamics, Guidance and Control, AIAA Missile Sciences and Guidance, Navigation and Control conferences, and the 4th World Congress on Nonlinear Analysis.

Mr. Boord earned a Master of Mechanical Engineering, in 1993 from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1980, from West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, and earned a DAWIA Program Management Level III certification in 2018 from the Defense Acquisition University. He was elected member of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, WVU College of Aerospace Engineering in 2018, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) since 1993.