Brigadier General Ronald M. Bouchard's military career began when he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army. His source of commissioning was ROTC at the University of New Hampshire. He attended UNH on a four-year ROTC scholarship and graduated in 1977. BG Bouchard's military education includes Airborne School, the Signal Officers Basic Course, the Communications-Electronics Signal Officer Course, the Signal Officers Advance Course, the Combined Arms Service Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, the Joint Professional Military Education Course, and the United States Army War College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UNH and a Masters of Business Administration from Syracuse University.
BG Bouchard’s military assignments included serving as a Battalion Signal Officer in the 2nd Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment in the 1st Armored Division. Subsequent assignments included service as a Squadron and Brigade Signal Officer in the 2d of the 10th Air Calvary Squadron, and the 2d Infantry Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division. He commanded a Company in the 127th Signal Battalion of the 7th Infantry Division. Following his assignment in the 7th Infantry Division, he served as both the Operations and Executive Officer of the 304th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade. He commanded the 307th Signal Battalion and served as the Deputy Commander of the 516th Signal Brigade. As a Colonel, he served as the Director, Resource Management, US Army Air Defense Artillery Center and Fort Bliss; Chief of Staff, US Army Cadet Command; Commander, 1st Signal Brigade/G6 Eighth US Army/Korea Region Chief Information Officer; and Executive Officer to the Commander, UNC/CFC/USFK; and Deputy Commanding General, US Army Signal Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. BG Bouchard served as the Director for Communications System (CS), J6, United States Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. While in this position, he was responsible for communications systems across the largest regional combatant command. In his final assignment, he was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-6, United States Army Forces Command, Fort McPherson, Georgia.
BG Bouchard's awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with 3 OLC, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 6 OLC, the Army Commendation Medal with OLC, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with OLC, and the Parachutist Badge.
BG Bouchard retired from Active Duty on 1 January 2011. Two days later, he began work for NCI Information Systems, a leading provider of IT and professional services and solutions to US Federal Government agencies. He is the Senior Vice President, Deputy General Manager for the Army and Intelligence Sector.
For outstanding leadership and service to the United States Army and our National Security; Brigadier General Ronald M. Bouchard is inducted into the ROTC Hall of Fame.