Ronald O. Harrison retired from the Florida National Guard last month.Harrison, a Florida native who is also president of the NGAUS, began his Army adventure in 1961 as a platoon leader in Schweinfurt, Germany.After serving two years on active duty, he returned home and joined the Florida National Guard, where he started out as a reconnaissance platoon leader and eventually commanded at every level from company to brigade.He
was appointed Florida adjutant general in 1992.
A former president of the Adjutants General Association of the United States
will serve the remaining ten months of his
term as NGAUS
president with an eye on helping direct the Guard's future role in homeland defense.
During the retirement ceremony, Florida Gov.Jeb Bush presented Harrison
with the Distinguished Service Medal and the Florida Cross.
Maj. Gen.Douglas Burnett will replace Harrison
as the adjutant general of Florida.