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Jim Blanchard, ScD

Chief Scientist, UAS Academy

Balanced 40+ year career spent in start-up/early stage/emerging growth companies (25+ years); Academia (17+ years); Government and NGOs (5+ years); Applied Science focused on Human Performance Assessment. US Navy (1976-1978) Honorable Discharge. Licensed Aircraft Pilot and Vessel Captain. UAS committee membership in FAA RPAS Pilot Certification and RTCA SC-228. Active member of numerous Land.Air.Sea Robotics (LASR) strategy teams within DoD, DHS, and State level Defense and Homeland Security programs. Founder of the UAS Academy STEM Initiative providing LASR curriculum and teacher development in 8th grade/10th grade/College 1 programs.