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General Honoré Talks About Relief Efforts In Haiti

My Next Mission

By General Russel Honoré (ret)

After more than 37 years of uniform service to the U.S. Army and our nation, I will spend the second half of my life committed to a new mission: Creating a “Culture of Preparedness” in America. Every effort I take, especially the work that The Headwater Project will undertake, as well as my lectures, fund-raisers, or the books I have written and will write, will be committed to this cause.

The urgent need for this movement is one of the lessons I learned through personal experiences during my last few years in the Army. The U.S. had a Culture of Preparedness during the 1960s, when every home, government agency and institution did something to prepare in the event of a nuclear attack from the former Soviet bloc. Once that threat was all but gone, we abandoned our readiness.

During this post-9/11 and Hurricane Katrina era, there has been more emphasis placed on government/FEMA preparedness, but the vast majority of Americans have not grabbed onto the need to be prepared at home and at work for potential disasters. One of the harshest lessons learned from recent disasters, especially Katrina, is that you are your own first responder.

The heartbreaking and urgent situation in Haiti sadly demonstrates that preparedness is a worldwide problem. The Headwater Project will continually work to advance the “culture of preparedness,” and as chairman I will tirelessly advance our efforts to make government, organizations and businesses more prepared for disaster.

General Russel Honore (ret)

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CEO Bernstein Attends President Clinton Meeting on Haiti
CEO Bernstein Attends President Clinton Meeting on Haiti

Special Envoy President Clinton leads wide-ranging discussion