Capt. Ferdinan B Picar PCG

Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization, CG-15 Philippine Coast Guard

Capt. Ferdinan B Picar is currently Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Strategic Studies and Modernization (CG15) as well as Deputy Director of the National Coast Watch Center.

​He was appointed as Ensign in the Philippine Navy in 1989 where he was sent to Royal Australian Naval College for his advance navigation course. He got the number 1 post in their basic naval course at Sangley Point, Cavite City. He also served his junior billet aboard BRP Quezon (PS-70), BRP Raha Humabon (PF-11), and BRP Ang Pangulo (AT-25). Thereafter, he became Assistant Chief of War Plans / Force Dev’t. Branch, N5 in 1995 where he started his career in Plans and Programs. In October 2017, he was transferred to the Philippine Coast Guard and assumed the duty of Director, Center for Strategic Studies and International Affairs and the Deputy Director of the National Coast Watch Center.

Capt. Picar graduated from the Philippine Military Academy in 1989, garnering several awards such as the Presidential Saber, Flag Officer-in-Command PN Saber, JUSMAG Saber, Mathematics Plaque, Tambuli Award, and Society of American Engineers Award. He is recipient of Distinguished Service Star, Outstanding Achievement Medal, Bronze Cross Medal and other awards and commendations. 

Conference Day TWO - Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

9:40 AM Ongoing Philippine Coast Guard Modernization to Enhance Law Enforcement Efforts

·         Examining key maritime security priorities going forward
·         Modernization programmes and upcoming requirements to address these priorities
·         Plans for future development of coast guard capabilities to improve its role

10:10 AM Panel: Revamp VS New – What Are the Key Considerations on Future Fleet Management

Experts will discuss how modernization and digital advancements are transforming the way fleets are managed today, best practices for cost effectiveness and operational efficiencies.
·         Maintenance of existing assets: How to overcome challenges of equipment/system limitations
·         Revamping of ageing fleet: What are the cost effective ways to upgrade and modernize equipment to prevent security gaps
·         Procurement of new assets: What are the costs and benefits

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ferdinan B.

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