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Russel Honoré
Lieutenant General (U.S. Army, ret.), Louisiana

Lieutenant General Honoré (U.S. Army, ret.) is a native of Lakeland, Louisiana. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry and awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Vocational Agriculture upon graduation from Southern University and A&M College in 1971.

He holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Troy State University as well as an Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from Southern University and A&M College, an Honorary Doctorate in Laws from Stillman College, an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Virginia State University, an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Stillman College, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Loyola University.

General Honoré retired on February 29, 2008, following 37 years of active service with the United States Army. His commands included multiple deployments to overseas disaster areas. In 2005, as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he was in charge of all military rescue and recovery efforts in Mississippi and Louisiana.

He continues to speak and consult nationally on Building a Culture of Preparedness.

Current Topic


12/14 - Decoding Common Core (Encore Presentation)

What do Louisiana educators, parents and students think about Common Core?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


01/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson

Who is policing the police in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

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