*This past week Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Florida National Guard, she’ll be assigned as Assistant Adjutant General. General Gonzalez-Kerr has an impressive military record dating to 1984 when she was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She entered active duty in the U.S. army in 1986. VL
Historic City News celebrates appointment of the first Hispanic female to reach the rank of General in the Florida National Guard. Colonel Valeria Gonzalez-Kerr was installed Wednesday, November 25th, at St. Francis Barracks, located at 82 Marine Street in St. Augustine.
During the 10:00 a.m. ceremony, Gonzalez-Kerr was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. Her assignment will be Assistant Adjutant General – Support for Florida.
Gonzalez-Kerr currently serves as the Florida Department of Military Affairs’ State Quartermaster and the Florida National Guard’s Assistant Adjutant General – Army.
General Gonzalez-Kerr began her military career in 1984 when she was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. She entered into active duty in the United States Army in 1986 as a Reserve Army Quartermaster Officer.
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