General Officer Biography

MAJOR GENERAL RONALD O. HARRISON

 

Retired effective Nov 2, 2001

The Adjutant General, Florida National Guard

Major General Ronald O. Harrison was appointed the Adjutant General of Florida by Governor Lawton Chiles on March 1, 1992. As the Adjutant General, he is the Governor's senior military advisor and oversees both the state and federal missions of the Florida National Guard. He supervises the administration, training, and operations of the Florida National Guard, which is authorized more than 10,700 Army and 1,700 Air National Guard personnel with a full-time support workforce of over 2,100 personnel.

In 1961, General Harrison began his military career in Schweinfurt, Germany as a rifle platoon leader and company executive officer in the 3rd Infantry Division. He was appointed to the Florida Army National Guard in July 1963 and has served as a reconnaissance platoon leader and in a variety of staff assignments. He has commanded at every level from company to brigade, including the 53rd Infantry Brigade (Separate). He became the Adjutant General of Florida on 01 March 1992.


 

EDUCATION:

1960 Florida State University, BS Degree - Business Administration
1960 US Army Reserve Officer Training Corp
1961 US Army Infantry Officer Basic Course
1962 7th Army Combined Arms CBR School
1977 US Army Reserve Infantry Officer Advanced Course
1978 US Army Command and General Staff College
1979 US Army Command and General Staff College Refresher Course

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. Aug 60 - Apr 61, USAR on AD
2. Apr 61 - Jun 61, Student, IOBC, Ft. Benning, GA
3. Jun 61 - Oct 61, Supply Officer, Co B, 1st BG, 29th IN, Ft. Benning, GA
4. Oct 61 - Sep 62, Platoon Leader, Co C, 2nd BG, 38th US Inf, 3rd Inf Div, USAREUR
5. Sep 62 - Apr 63, Exec Off, Co C, 2nd Bn, 30th Inf, 3rd Inf Div, USAREUR
6. Apr 63 - Apr 63, Casual, Hamilton, NY
7. Apr 63 - Jul 63, USAR Control Group (Annual Tng), IV USAR Corps, Birmingham, AL
8. Jul 63 - Mar 64, Platoon Leader, HHC 2nd Bn 124th Inf, 53rd Sep Inf Bde
9. Mar 64 - Jan 65, Exec Officer, HHC, 2nd Bn (MECH), 124th Inf, 53rd Armd Bde
10. Jan 65 - Mar 65, Platoon Leader, HHC , 2nd Bn (MECH),124th Inf, 53rd Armd Bde
11. Mar 65 - Jun 65, Exec Officer, HHC, 2nd Bn (MECH), 124th Inf, 53rd Armd Bde
12. Jun 65 - Jul 65, Exec Officer, Co A, 2nd Bn (MECH), 124th Inf, 53rd Armd Bde
13. Aug 65 - May 66, Liaison Officer, HHC, 2nd Bn (MECH), 124th Inf, 53rd Armd Bde
14. May 66 - Jan 68, Co Cmdr, Co A, 2nd Bn (MECH), 124th Inf, 53rd Armd Bde
15. Jan 68 - Feb 72, Bn S2, HHC (-), 2nd Bn (MECH), 124th Inf, 53rd Armd BdeFeb 72 - Nov 72, S1, HHC 2nd Bn 124th Inf, 53rd Inf Bde
16. Feb 72 - Nov 72, S1, HHC 2nd Bn 124th Inf, 53rd Inf Bde
17. Dec 72 - Aug 74, S3 Air, HHC, 2nd Bn 124th Inf, 53rd Inf Bde
18. Aug 74 - Dec 77, Asst S3, HHc, 53rd Inf Bde (Sep)
19. Jan 78 - Jan 82, S2, HHC, 53rd Inf Bde (Sep)
20. Feb 82 - Aug 82, Civil Affairs Officer, HHc, 53rd Inf Bde (Sep)
21. Aug 82 - Nov 82, Asst Director MILP, STARC (-) FLARNG
22. Dec 82 - Oct 86, Bn Cmdr, HHC 2rd Bn, 124th Inf, 53rd Inf Bde (Sep)
23. Nov 86 - Mar 87, Bde S3, HHC (-), 53rd Inf Bde (Sep)
24. Apr 87 - Dec 87, Secretary of the General Staff, Det 1 (Trp Cmd) STARC (-)
25. Dec 87 - Mar 89, Deputy Brigade Commander, HHC (-), 53rd Inf Bde
26. Mar 89 - Mar 92, Brigade Commander, HHC (-), 53rd Inf Bde
27. Mar 92 - Present , Adjutant General of Florida, STARC (-) FL

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

National Guard Bureau Distinguished Service Award
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (3rd award)

PROMOTIONS:

2LT USAR 06 Aug 60
1LT USAR (on AD) 30 Oct 62
1LT USAR USAR 13 Apr 63
1LT ARNG 16 Jul 63
CPT ARNG 24 May 66
MAJ ARNG 02 Aug 74
LTC ARNG 03 Feb 82
COL ARNG 02 Apr 87
BG (Line) ARNG 02 Jul 90
MG (Line) ARNG 11 Mar 93

 

 

(Current as of November 2001)

 

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