Biography


Mr. Alborn ("Al") is a retired Regular Army Officer, Retired Fortune 200 Executive, entrepreneur, political and social activist, community volunteer, wildlife Conservationist, and writer.

 

Al served a twenty-two year career in the Army retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4).  Over half of his time was spent overseas including eight years in the Far East and five in Europe,

Al successfully transitioned to the private sector.  He has held senior positions with three Fortune 500 Companies. Al was an Engineering Project Leader with GE Aerospace, Chief Engineer for Texas Instruments software, and Vice President/Division Manager/Senior Scientist for SAIC.  He left SAIC to his own business, Al Alborn & Associates.

 

Al is active in Prince William County Government.  He has been a member of four budget committees as well as the 2008 and 2012 PWC Strategic Planning Teams.  Al is a graduate of the Leadership Prince William Program and the Prince William County Police Department Citizens Police Academy.

 

Al is an active volunteer.  He supports Project Healing Waters as a volunteer guide and instructor, works with several groups supporting the unsheltered homeless, and is the Staff Fishing Guide and Ambassador at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run, Haymarket, VA.  He actively lobbies for the causes in which he believes, and teaches a course “how to get what you want out of Government” to not for profits.


Al's current focus is exploring new ways of communicating ideas to the public using modern communication tools such as blogs, social media, and new tools.  He is a contributing columnist for Insidenova (print media and E-Edition) and insidenova.com (on-line media), a Northern Virginia Media Services publication.  Northern Virginia Media Services reaches 120,000 households in Arlington, Fairfax (the Great Falls/McLean area), Prince William and North Stafford, plus Belvoir and Quantico. 

 

Al’s articles have been picked up by several local and national news outlets and have occasionally evolved into front-page news stories.

 

Al holds a Bachelors of Science, Computer Science from American Technological University and a Masters of Science, Systems Management from the University of Southern California.

 

He lives with his Wife and Daughter in Prince William County’s Semi-Rural Residential Area, in a log cabin, within walking distance of the Occoquan River.

 

Al spends his free time fly-fishing in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, working with Wounded Warriors, and advocating for outdoor conservation issues.  He is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).