Maj Borsheim is a native of Wheaton, MN. He attended St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, graduating with a BS in Aviation Management in 2001. Commissioned via PLC in July 2003, 2ndLt Borsheim attended primary flight training at NAS Corpus Christi, TX and then to NAS Whiting Field, FL for helicopter training. 2nd Lt Borsheim was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant in January 2004. 1stLt Borsheim was winged in January 2006. Subsequent to winging, 1stLt Borsheim completed the CH-46E program at HMM(T)-164, Camp Pendleton, CA in 2006.
1stLt Borsheim joined the Greyhawks of HMM-161, MCAS Miramar, CA for his first fleet tour as a CH-46E pilot in July 2006. He participated in two OIF deployments. In 2009, following the second deployment Capt Borsheim transferred to HMM-163 to deploy with the 13th MEU. While at HMM-163 he completed Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 10.2. Ground jobs while attached to HMM-161 and HMM-163 included Schedule Writer, Flight Line Officer, and Quality Assurance Officer.
In January 2012, Capt Borsheim joined VMMT-204, MCAS New River as a squadron transition to the MV-22B. Upon completion of the MV-22 Fleet Replacement training in March 2012, Capt Borsheim quickly returned to the fleet as plank owner Evil Eye with newly re-designated VMM-163. There he participated in the initial stand up of the newly designated tilt-rotor squadron bringing it to Full Operational Capable as the Logistics Officer, DOSS, Assistant Operation Officer, and Operations Officer. In July 2014, Maj Borsheim deployed with VMM-163 (REIN) in support of the 11th MEU.
Maj Borsheim left the Active Component in October of 2015 and transitioned with no break in service to the Reserve Component as active reserve officer. As a plank owner of the Wild Geese he participated in the initial stand up of the newly designated tilt-rotor squadron bringing VMM-774 to Full Operational Capable
Maj Borsheim reported to VMM-774 at Norfolk, VA in October 2015. He was assigned as Aircraft Maintenance Officer while the Wild Geese completed the sunset of the CH-46E helicopter and re-designated as VMM-774 in October 2015. As Aircraft Maintenance Officer he oversaw the MV-22B transition and attained Safe for Flight through Mid Operating Capability milestones. Maj Borsheim assumed his present duties as Executive Officer in May of 2018.
Personal Awards: Maj Borsheim’s awards include individual Air Medals, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, and Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal.