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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


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

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!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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