CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is scheduled to speak about leadership and preparedness at the University of West Georgia.
Honoré retired in 2008 after 37 years in the U.S. Army. His book, Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save America and You from Disasters, was released in 2009.
Before Katrina, Honoré had extensive experience preparing for disasters, having supported the Department of Defense in planning and responding for several hurricanes, including Floyd in 1999, Lilli and Isidore in 2002, Isabel in 2003, and Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004.
Honoré earned a bachelor's degree from Southern University and a master's degree from Troy University. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from Stillman College and his alma mater, Southern.
The address will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at UWG's Coliseum.