Governor Scott Officially Promotes Brigadier General Michael Calhoun to Major General

Governor Rick Scott today will participate in the promotion ceremony of Florida’s incoming Adjutant General Brigadier General Michael A. Calhoun. The Governor, a veteran himself, will award General Calhoun with his second star during the ceremony, officially promoting him to the rank of major general. General Calhoun will assume the role of Adjutant General of Florida on March 29.

Governor Scott said, “I am proud today to officially promote Brigadier General Michael Calhoun to the rank of major general. General Calhoun has selflessly served our country for more than 30 years, and held many leadership positions in the Florida National Guard. I am confident he will do a great job as the Adjutant General of Florida and that the Florida National Guard is always ready to respond to any emergency that may affect our state. Today, we also recognize the service of General Emmett Titshaw. His service to Florida over the last four years as Adjutant General is appreciated and I join all Floridians in expressing our sincerest gratitude.”

General Calhoun said, “I would like to thank Governor Scott for his confidence in me and for hosting my promotion this afternoon. I look forward to my continued service with men and women of the Florida National Guard who remain ready to serve our state and nation.”

General Titshaw said, “I am honored to be a part of today’s ceremony that recognizes the significant accomplishments and potential of Major General Calhoun. I’m certain he will continue to lead our Soldiers and Airmen with the same care and dedication that he has demonstrated over his more than 30 year career.”

Brigadier General Calhoun has served as Assistant Adjutant General – Army, and Director of Joint Staff since July 2011. He also currently serves as Joint Task Force Commander and Dual Status Commander Designee. Brigadier General Calhoun has served in a variety of leadership roles for the Florida Army National Guard, including five commanding roles since 2006. Brigadier General Calhoun is a recipient of the Legion of Merit Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Florida Distinguished Service Medal, Alabama Commendation Medal, and the Mississippi State Emergency Medal, as well as the Department of Defense African American History Month Recognition Award for his contributions to the Global War on Terrorism. He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University and his master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College.

The announcement of General Calhoun’s promotion as Florida’s next Adjutant General was made by Governor Scott on January 7, 2015. Read the announcement HERE.


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