Major General Michael A. Calhoun
The Adjutant General of Florida
Major General Michael A. Calhoun is The Adjutant General, Florida. As the Adjutant General, he is the senior military advisor to the Governor, responsible for the overall management, readiness, and mobilization of both U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force elements of the Florida National Guard.
He previously served as the Assistant Adjutant General-Army, with the additional duties of the Director of the Joint Staff (DJS), Joint Task Force Commander and Dual Status Commander, designee.
Following graduation from Florida A&M University, General Calhoun enlisted as a private into the Florida National Guard in August of 1977 and served for six years. After a six year break in service, he received a direct commission and appointment to 1st Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps on 22 July, 1989. His follow-on assignments include Chief of Pharmacy Services, 131st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH); Executive Officer, 131st MASH; Logistics Officer, 50th Area Support Group (ASG); Director, Host Nations Support, 50th ASG, and Director, Support Operations 50th ASG. General Calhoun deployed with the 50th ASG in 2003 as Director of Host Nations support during Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as Deputy Commander, Task Force (FL), in Mississippi, during Hurricane Katrina.
General Calhoun’s commands include Company A, 161st Area Support Medical Battalion; the 856th Quartermaster Battalion (Water); the 53rd Infantry Brigade’s Special Troops Battalion; the 211th Regiment, Regional Training Institute (RTI-FL); the 50th Area Support Group and the 83rd Troop Command.
General Calhoun is a graduate of the Combat Casualty Care Course, the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic and Advance Course, AMEDD Pharmacy Specialty Orientation Course, the Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff Services School, Command and General Staff College, Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advance Course, CSS Pre-Command Course, Air Defense Artillery Officer Course, Joint Task Force Commanders Course, the Dual Status Commanders Program, the Army Strategic Leaders Development Program-B, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff’s Level IV Antiterrorism Executive Training, the DSCA Executive Seminar, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar, Syracuse University National Security Studies Management Course, and the Army Senior Executive Education Program - Intermediate Course.
In addition to a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from Florida A&M University, General Calhoun holds a Masters’ Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
General Calhoun is a recipient of the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Florida Cross, the Florida Distinguished Service Medal, the Alabama Commendation Medal, and the Mississippi State Emergency Medal. He is the Army National Guards’ recipient of the DOD African American History Month Recognition Award for 2008, for his contributions to the Global War on Terrorism, and a recipient of the Ancient Order of Saint Barbara.
General Calhoun is a Registered Pharmacist, and licensed to practice pharmacy in Florida and New York.