Medal of Merit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – During today’s meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Major General Ronald Harrison with the Governor’s Medal of Merit. Major General Harrison served in the United States Army and Army National Guard for 42 years. He also served as Florida’s Adjutant General from 1992-2001.

Governor Scott said, “Today, I am honored to recognize Major General Harrison with the Medal of Merit for his incredible service to our state and nation. With more than four decades of service in the military, he is a true American hero. We can never thank Major General Harrison enough for the sacrifices he and his family have made to defend freedom and protect our families.”

Major General Michael Calhoun said, “As a Veteran myself and Florida’s current Adjutant General, I’m honored to recognize the brave service and leadership of Major General Harrison today. Major General Harrison dedicated his career to protecting families in Florida and across the nation, and I am proud to join Governor Scott to honor his more than forty years of military service.”

Major General Ronald Harrison

Major General Harrison began his military career in Germany as a rifle platoon leader and company officer in the 3rd Infantry Division. He was appointed to the Florida Army National Guard in 1963. Major General Harrison was appointed the Adjutant General of Florida from 1992 until his retirement in 2001. His military decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the National Guard Bureau Distinguished Service Award.

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