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Local Officials Get Crisis Leadership Tips From Hero General

Lt. General Russel L. Honore` (U.S. Army ret.), Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and a global preparedness authority, shared his direct, no-nonsense advice about crisis leadership with about 100 area emergency services managers and civic leaders recently in Central Valley, N.Y.

Honore` spoke at Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.’s (O&R) 2017 Municipal Information Exchange at the Falkirk Estate and Country Club.


As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Honore` became known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military relief efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans. His presentation focused on strong, clear, affirmative leadership; creative problem solving and effective mission execution to efficiently achieve optimal community recovery results.