About CFB Borden
The Commander of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden is Colonel T.L. Harris, who exercises administrative control over the personnel and units assigned to other commanding officers. The Base Commander is responsible for the provision of support services to all CFB Borden units, which comprises 21,000 acres of land, including a 6,000-acre training area and approximately 460 buildings.
Reporting directly to the Base Commander is Chief Petty Officer 1st Class (CPO 1) Jean Denis, CD, the Base Chief Warrant Officer; he oversees various important matters, including the dress, deportment and discipline of non-commissioned officers, Base heritage, and professional development.
Serving as a link between the unit and the community is Honorary Colonel Jamie Massie. Honorary Colonels have many responsibilities, including fostering unit esprit de corps, being the guardian of unit traditions and history, and to act as an advisor to the Commander on all issues, except operations.
CFB Borden contributes significantly to the region's economy. Annual salaries for military and civilian DND employees working on the base total approximately $142 million. The annual cost of operating and maintaining the base is $49 million. Of that $49 million, $6 million goes to utilities and $5 million is a direct Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) contribution to the local government. The majority of this PILT payment is made to Essa Township.