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Calhoun to lead Florida National Guard

Florida National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Calhoun
Florida National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael Calhoun Florida National Guard

TALLAHASSEE — With Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw preparing to retire after nearly five years in the post, Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday named Michael Calhoun to serve as adjutant general of the Florida National Guard.

Calhoun, a brigadier general who enlisted in the National Guard in 1977, will move into the top position March 29. Titshaw, who became adjutant general in June 2010, will retire at the end of March.

“Brigadier General Calhoun has selflessly served our country for more than 30 years and has proven his commitment to his fellow military men, women and families here in Florida,’’ Scott said in a prepared statement announcing the appointment. “I am confident he will continue to serve our National Guard well and be an effective leader during any emergency event that may affect our state as the next adjutant general of Florida.”

Calhoun, a graduate of Florida A&M University, is the National Guard’s director of the Joint Staff.

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