Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts, Rhode Island College Associate of Arts, Delgado Community College Electronics Technology Teacher, MA DESE ISCET Certified: DC, AC, Semi-Cond, Digital Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3), USArmy Electron Sys Maint Tech, MOS948B, USArmy Electronics Warfare Officer, ASI:1J, USArmy Jungle Warfare School, USArmy Electronics Technician, USNavy Instructor Basic Course, USNavy Combatant Craft Crew Member, USNavy Talon Robot Repair Technician, Foster-Miller Uninterruptible Power Systems Tech, Liebert
Mr. Jonathan R. Picard
Mr. Picard began his career in the Electronics Technology field by attending Blackstone Valley RVTHS as an Electronics Technology student. After graduation and earning his trade certificate in 1982, he was offered full-time employment as an Electronics Technician from his co-op employer, Waters Associates. The company designed and manufactured liquid chromatography systems for the medical, chemical, and manufacturing industries.
After a year at Waters Associates, Mr. Picard enlisted in the US Navy and was trained as an Electronics Technician. His primary areas of specialty were in secure voice and cryptologic communications. As an enlisted Sailor, he served tours in Naples, Italy and New Orleans, LA.
In 1989 Mr. Picard deployed to Central America as a member of Naval Special Boat Unit 22 in support of canal security operations prior to the invasion of Panama. After completing his service obligation in the US Navy, Mr. Picard used his electronics training in civilian industry.
He worked for several years as a Field Service Engineer for Liebert Powers Systems and several more as a Senior Electronics Technician for Kidde-Fenwal, an industrial fire detection and protection company. In 1996, Mr. Picard was offered a teaching position at Tri-County RVTHS in Franklin, MA. He served as an Electronics Technology Teacher, SkillsUSA Advisor, and Lacrosse/Football Coach.
In 2005, after re-joining the military as a member of the Rhode Island Army National Guard, Mr. Picard returned to civilian industry. He was hired by robot designer and manufacturer Foster-Miller to start up and manage the Waltham based TALON Repair Facility. Shortly after being hired, he took on additional duties as the Senior Talon Field Service Engineer. His duties included repair and servicing of the TALON Robot System, an EOD tool used by local, state, and federal first responders, and the US Military.
In 2007, Mr. Picard returned to education and was hired as an Electronics Technology Teacher at Diman RVTHS. As a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army National Guard, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as an Electronics Warfare Officer, Non-Tactical Vehicle Manager, and Kabul Base Cluster Maintenance Chief in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Mr. Picard currently serves as the Diman Electronics Technology program Exploratory/Grade 9 Teacher, and SkillsUSA Advisor. He also serves in the United States Army Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer. His wife Melissa is a 1st Grade teacher in the Milford Public School system. Mr. & Mrs. Picard are the proud parents of CPT David Picard, a USMA graduate and Company Commander in the 1st Cavalry Division, FT Hood TX, US Army. David and wife Jackie are proud parents of their son Grant and their two dogs, Hudson & Tucker.