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Robert Barylski
Peter Bergen
Stephen Biegun
William Davison
Thomas DeFrank
Jeffrey Gedmin
Russel Honoré
Brian Hook
Margaret Jay
David Lampton
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Bob McClure
Mohsen Milani
Thomas Nichols
Charles Ray
Richard Jones
Robert Jones
Dennis Ross
Charles Schudson
Peter Singer
John Sinnott
Angela Stent
Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker

Russel Honoré

Russel Honoré

Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré retired from the U.S. Army after 37 years on active duty in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on defense support to civil authorities and homeland defense. He planned the responses to the Shuttle Columbia tragedy and the D.C. sniper shootings. He supported the Defense Department response to numerous hurricanes, not the least of which was Hurricane Katrina that devastated the population of New Orleans in 2005. He commanded Joint Task Force Katrina which dealt with the humanitarian crisis and safety of tens of thousands of people impacted by the disaster. He was also in charge of military responses to eight other hurricanes.

Recognized for his take-charge attitude in the wake of disasters, in retirement he was asked to lead the investigation into the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots. At the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, he rendered a report as to corrective actions that need to be implemented to ensure such a tragedy does not happen again.

Honoré is the recipient of numerous military and civilian awards, including six honorary doctorates from schools such as Stillman College and the United States Army War College.