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Florida Army National Guard to get new Adjutant General

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Brig. Gen. Michael A. Calhoun will become the Adjutant General of Florida on March 29, Gov. Rick Scott announced today via a media release.

Calhoun will replace Maj. Gen. Emmett Titshaw, who will retire at the end of March.

Calhoun has served as Assistant Adjutant General – Army, and Director of Joint Staff since July 2011. He also currently serves as Joint Task Force Commander and Dual Status Commander Designee, according to the release.

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53rd IBCT to get new leader Saturday

Published:   |   Updated: January 7, 2015 at 11:50 AM

The Florida Army National Guard’s largest major command, which is based in Pinellas Park, is getting a new commander.

Col. Ralph Ribas will assume command of the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) during a ceremony Saturday at the C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park, according to a FLANG media release.

Ribas, who serves as the deputy commander for the 53rd IBCT, replaces Col. Mike Canzoneri, as the unit commander.

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