Michael Ferguson (Deceased)- Born in Pensacola, Florida
Brigadier General Michael Lambert Ferguson served In the United States Army from 1960 to 1986. He received a nomination to the Military Academy at West Point in 1956. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant from West Point in 1960, followed by the Infantry Basic Course, Airborne and Ranger School. Of the many accomplishments that Mike Ferguson can be credited with in his post-military career, several are worth noting, especially is support of soldiers. He advocated for the relocation of the Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) from Fort Bragg to Eglin Air Force Base.
His post-career mentoring of the Florida Ranger Camp students, staff and families was well-received and continued until his passing. Adding to these time-consuming efforts was his support. In word and deed of the numerous College ROTC programs from Tallahassee to Pensacola, which included Leadership Scholarships and Recognitions. One of his recent efforts has been the organization and funding of the Veterans Service Centers on Florida College campuses. In 2014, General Ferguson was honored for his extensive work "Creating Veteran-Friendly Campus Strategies for Transitioning Veterans for Success", as a Veterans Resource Center Donor.
A summary of Mr. Ferguson’s Civic Activities and Contributions include: