Russel Honore

(Russel L. Honoré)

Russel Honore
Russel Honore
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Soldier









Russel L. Honoré is a retired lieutenant general who served as the 33rd commanding general of the U.S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for serving as commander of Joint Task Force Katrina responsible for coordinating military relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina–affected areas across the Gulf in Coast and as the 2nd Infantry Division's commander while stationed in South Korea. He served until his retirement from the Army on January 11, 2008. Honoré is sometimes known as "The Ragin' Cajun", although he is actually of Louisiana Creole descent with a West Indies background, whose family came through the port of New Orleans and settled in the Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. The Honoré family surname is still found among the Cane River Créoles.

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A disaster like a hurricane is like a football game. You are going to lose the first quarter. There is no way you will win that quarter. The question is how ugly you will lose that quarter. Then you go into the second quarter – the search and rescue. Miscellaneous
In a disaster you have to have speed. In order to have speed, you have to have trust. And in order to have trust, you have to have people organized and planning before the disaster. Military & Veterans
Keep your weapons pointed down. This is not Iraq. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
Some people were breaking in to get food for their families. They were in survivor mode. Don’t confuse that with a guy carting off a 64 inch television set and looting…. The test is take the mirror and put it in front of your face and ask what would you do. Miscellaneous
To prepare for a disaster, practice the worst case scenario. We don’t usually do that. Miscellaneous
America needs to get over it. We can't control everything. We can't control the storms.
Before Katrina, it was a longstanding tradition in our country for political officials to wait until the last minute to warn, to take action, to evacuate. No more. With Irene, you had mass evacuations - mandatory ones - issued days ahead of time. That was the right thing to do. Time
By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here. They are frustrated; I would be, too. I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out.
During the aftermath of Katrina, National Guard troops were positioned on every block to establish a sense of safety and source of help for the people in need. They did not leave communities until people were safe and sound.
Hurricane Sandy was one of the most vicious storm systems to hit the New York City area in nearly two centuries.
I can't swing a dead cat without hitting a reporter.
I think American industry has lost perspective about their products.
I told myself I'd stay in until I reached major, and then go on and do something else.
If I'm a leader, I have a mission.
In the military, as in any organization, giving the order might be the easiest part. Execution is the real game.
Leadership is working with goals and vision; management is working with objectives. Leaders & Leadership
Leadership means forming a team and working toward common objectives that are tied to time, metrics, and resources. Time ;Leaders & Leadership
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature. Nature ;Environment & Environmentalism
Superstorm Sandy inflicted havoc and heartache throughout the Northeast, hitting the Big Apple and its surrounding coastal towns hard.
The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation's governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The preparations are what they are. We're here. The storm is coming. We are as best prepared as we can be as the eye of the storm approaches.
They went into stores to get food to stay alive. Looting isn't the right word. I call it survival. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
This is a Disaster. This isn't something somebody can control. We ain't stuck on stupid.
When you form a team, why do you try to form a team? Because teamwork builds trust and trust builds speed. Trust ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile.
You cannot depend on a sandbag dike to save your life. You put it up to try to save your property. Life
You can't vote that water out of the city of New Orleans.
You know, we lose more homes every year to flooding than we do any other event in America.