COL 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. COL Hagaman will provide oversight to the Major Commands to ensure units and personnel meet all readiness and mobilization requirements and assist the Florida National Guard Joint Task Force Commander with homeland defense, emergency response, and relief. COL Hagaman previously served as the Chief of staff, Florida National Guard.
Colonel Hagaman entered military service in 1979 as a Military Policeman with the 320th Military Police Company, US Army Reserve, St. Petersburg, Florida. In 1981, he transferred to the Florida Army National Guard as an Aero Scout Observer with Company D, 26th Aviation Battalion. Colonel Hagaman received a commission as a Second Lieutenant from Officer Candidate School, Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1984. In 1986, he completed Initial Entry Rotary Wing training at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as the Honor Graduate.
Colonel Hagaman has served in a variety of key command and staff positions including Chief of Staff, 83d Troop Command Commander, State Army Aviation Officer, Commander – Army Aviation Support Facilities #1 and #2, Chief of Aviation Training, and the State Aviation Safety Officer. As a Master Army Aviator with more than 4,000 flight hours in the UH-1H, OH-58A, UH-60L and AH-64A Helicopters. He has served as a Maintenance Officer, Test Pilot Examiner, Safety Officer and Instructor Pilot for a wide range of military and civilian aircraft.
Colonel Hagaman is a graduate of Embry Riddle University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics. He is also a graduate of the Army War College with a Master’s of Science Degree in Strategic Studies. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, the Florida Cross, the Florida Distinguished Service Medal, the Florida Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Florida Active State Duty Ribbon (with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Florida Governor Meritorious Unit Citation (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass).