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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Governor Rick Scott has named  Brig. Gen. Michael Calhoun as the next adjutant general of the Florida National guard.

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Scott announced the appointment Wednesday. Calhoun will take over the position from Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw on March 29th.

Calhoun has served as the Florida Army National Guard’s assistant adjutant general since July 2011. He 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.

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He received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University and his master’s degree from the U.S. Army War College.

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