The Adjutant General of Florida
Major General James O. Eifert, The Adjutant General of Florida, is the Governor’s senior military advisor and serves as director of a state agency, the Florida Department of Military Affairs. As Adjutant General, he is responsible for the training and operations of the Florida National Guard, which is comprised of approximately 12,000 Soldiers and Airmen.
Assistant Adjutant General – Air and Commander
Brigadier General Brian M. Simpler serves as the Assistant Adjutant General - Air, Florida National Guard, and also serves as the Commander, Florida Air National Guard. General Simpler is responsible for mission readiness, operations and coordination of the ten Florida Air National Guard units at seven geographically separated sites.
Assistant Adjutant General – Assistant Adjutant General - Training Installations and Programs (M-Day)
Brigadier General Chauncey is the Assistant Adjutant General - Training Installations and Programs (M-Day) for the Florida Army National Guard.
Chief of Staff - Air
Brigadier General Christopher S. Croxton serves as the Chief of Staff, Florida Air National Guard, Saint Augustine, Florida. In this position, he is responsible to the Assistant Adjutant General-Air for mission readiness, operations, and coordination of eleven Florida Air National Guard units at seven geographically separated sites, including $137.9 million in operating budgets, 2,000 personnel, and a Headquarters staff of 44 members.
Chief of Staff - Army
Colonel Greg Cardenas is the Chief of Staff for the Florida Army National Guard. In this role he is the senior federal official for the FLARNG and serves as principal executive assistant and advisor to the Adjutant General exercising executive management authority in planning, developing, executing and controlling all Florida Army National Guard programs.
Command Chief Warrant Officer
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Gerald H. Dedge assumed responsibilities as the Florida Army National Guard Command Chief Warrant Officer on April 1, 2015. As a member of the Command Group, Mr. Dedge advises the Adjutant General on all aspects of managing the Warrant Officer program and assists the Command Group in the strategic direction of the Florida National Guard and its members.
Command Senior Enlisted Leader - Florida National Guard
Command Sergeant Major David Lanham is the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) to the Florida National Guard, headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. CSM Lanham was born in Hollywood, California and enlisted in the United States Army in 1987.
Command Chief Master Sergeant - Florida Air National Guard
Chief Master Sgt. Tracey Canady is the tenth 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.