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Local Raymondite, Army Chief Warrant Officer Five John L. Picott Inducted into Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame  
Press Release  7-5-16

Chief Warrant Officer Five John L. Picott was born on August 20, 1963 in Dover, New Hampshire.  In 1972, he moved to Raymond, New Hampshire and was a 1982 graduate of Raymond High School.  Upon graduation he attended basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey and Advanced Individual Training at Aberdeen Proving Ground entering the Army as a 63H Track Mechanic. In 1990, he was selected for the Warrant Officer Basic Course and began his twenty-one year Warrant Officer career which culminated in 2010 as a Chief Warrant Officer Five.




In 2001, Chief Picott was assigned as an Observer Controller-Trainer providing direct support to the 427th Support Battalion and the 27th Infantry Brigade, New York National Guard. During his assignment, the 78th Division Commander recognized Chief Picott as the Observer Controller-Trainer of the Year for his professionalism and mentorship.

Following an assignment with the United States Army Security Assistance Training Team serving as the primary Automotive Maintenance Technical Advisor to the Kuwait Land Forces. In 2004 Chief Picott returned to Fort Hood as a Senior Maintenance Technician with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He was responsible for the automotive maintenance program consisting of 96 Soldiers and over 329 pieces of equipment valued in excess of 150 million dollars.  He was instrumental in maintaining combat systems readiness in a combat zone.  From 2004-2005 he deployed with 1/9 CAV Squadron in Haifa Street, Baghdad, Iraq followed by a deployment to Diyala Province, Iraq from 2006-2007 and finally to Mosul, Iraq from 2008-2009. 

Chief Picott culminated his career in 2008 with his assignment to the 407th Army Field Support Brigade as the chief of the 3rdBrigade 1st Calvary Division Logistics Support Team. He was responsible for the full scope of logistical activities including the life cycle of equipment, weapon systems, communications systems, and materiel management responsibility of the Logistic Assistance Program. He had day to day oversight of nine assigned Logistical Assistance Representatives to ensure the brigade met the mission requirements of Army Sustainment Command.