Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.) Headshot
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)Headshot

Lt. General Russel L. Honoré, USA (Ret.)

Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Leadership, Safety & Global Preparedness Authority and Leader of U.S. Capitol Complex Security Review

LTG Russel L. Honoré helps organizations develop a culture of preparedness and creates the mindset of problem-solving, take-charge leaders.

An American hero who helped a New Orleans recover from catastrophe, he has been chosen to lead the security review of the U.S. Capitol’s security infrastructure, interagency processes and procedures and command and control. Gen. Honoré now shares candid and colorful leadership views how government resources, the private sector and we as individuals can work together to overcome the current challenges facing the world.

As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, LTG Honoré became known as the “Category 5 Gen.” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans. He is a decorated 37-year army veteran and global authority on leadership. When Hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma, and Maria approach, news networks like CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and CBS consider him their go-to expert on emergency and disaster preparedness, as well as crisis management.

LTG Honoré uses his experience managing natural and man-made conflicts to help companies and organizations build a culture of preparedness. On stage, his disciplined leadership and colorful, patriotic storytelling shine. In our country’s new normal, Gen. Honoré provides audiences impactful takeaways as change and unpredictability are constants, and resilience is mandatory. He is the author of three books, including his most recent, Don't Get Stuck on Stupid!

Gen. Honoré delivers an uplifting dose of candor, with real-world leadership lessons designed to equip audiences with a preparedness mindset. He shares his no-nonsense approach to getting the job done and instills confidence in tomorrow’s leaders.

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