Leadership

 

Major General Emmett R. Titshaw, Jr.

Major General Emmett R. Titshaw Jr.

The Adjutant General

Major General Emmett R. Titshaw Jr, assumed duties as the Adjutant General of Florida on June 26, 2010. He previously served as Special Assistant to the Director, Air National Guard and also as the Air National Guard Advisor to the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force. In this position, General Titshaw advised the Chief of Staff and senior Air Force leadership on how best to organize, train, equip, and employ the Air National Guard.

Full Bio, Leadership Philosophy

 


 

Brigadier General James O. Eifert

Brigadier General James O. Eifert

Assistant Adjutant General – Air and Deputy Commander

Brigadier General James O. Eifert is the Assistant Adjutant General-Air and Deputy Commander, Florida Air National Guard. General Eifert is responsible to the Commander for mission readiness, operations, and administrative coordination of the 2,000 personnel assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing and nine Geographically Separated Units.

Full Bio

 


 

Brigadier General Michael A. Calhoun

Brigadier General Michael A. Calhoun

Director of the Joint Staff

Brigadier General Michael A. Calhoun is the Florida National Guard’s Director of the Joint Staff (DJS). As the DJS, he focuses on our Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA) mission, serve as our Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander, and perform duties under authorities of Dual Status Command, if called upon.

Full Bio

 


 

Colonel Perry L. Hagaman

Colonel Perry L. Hagaman

Assistant Adjutant General – Army

Colonel Perry L. Hagaman assumes duties as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Florida Army National Guard on 1 July 2014. As the Assistant Adjutant General he is the Adjutant General’s primary advisor on all aspects of the Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG) and will provide oversight for both the state and federal missions of the FLARNG.

Full Bio

 


 

Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr

Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr

Assistant Adjutant General – Support

Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr currently serves as the Florida Department of Military Affairs’ State Quartermaster and the Florida National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army. She most recently served as Commander of the Homestead-based 50th Regional Support Group and Director of Human Resources for the Florida National Guard.

Full Bio

 


 

Colonel Thomas B. Cucchi

Colonel Thomas B. Cucchi

Chief of Staff, Florida Air National Guard

Colonel Cucchi received his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps upon graduation in May 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He was granted an educational delay and received a Master of Science degree in March of 1987 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Command Sergeant Major Robert M. Hosford

Command Sergeant Major Robert M. Hosford

State Command Sergeant Major

Command Sergeant Major Hosford was appointed the fifth State Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the Florida Army National Guard on January 2, 2005. Prior to his assignment as Florida’s State CSM, he was serving as CSM with the 3rd Battalion, 265th Air Defense Artillery in Sarasota, Florida.

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Chief Master Sergeant Jerry F. Gardner Jr.

Chief Master Sergeant Jerry F. Gardner Jr.

State Command Chief Master Sergeant

Chief Master Sgt. Jerry F. Gardner Jr. is the ninth Florida State Command Chief Master Sergeant and is assigned to Headquarters, Florida Air National Guard in St. Augustine, Fla. He serves as the personal adviser to the Florida Air National Guard Commander on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force.

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