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.