The Hargrove Foundation will host its second annual gala on Thursday, November 10th 2016 at 6:00pm. The gala will be held at The Admiral Hotel in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Tickets may be purchased online for $175 per person or $1200 for a table of eight, and guests should wear formal cocktail attire.
The keynote speaker for the evening will be Lt. General L. Honoré, U.S. Army (ret.). General Honoré 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 Coast. His countenance is highly respected, and the entire country was captivated by his leadership and patriotism in the face of some of the most devastating natural disaster situations America has ever seen.
Prior to his command of Joint Task Force-Katrina, General Honoré served in a variety of command and staff positions which focused on Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Homeland Defense.
As Vice Director for Operations, J-3, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C., and, as the Commander, Standing Joint Force Headquarters-Homeland Security, United States Northern Command, General Honoré’s focus was Defense Support to Civil Authorities and Homeland Defense. For four of the past six hurricane seasons, he supported the Department of Defense planning and response for Hurricanes Floyd in 1999; Lilli and Isidore in 2002 (both hit the Gulf Coast); Isabel in 2003; and Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne in 2004.
“We are excited to have General Honoré at this year’s gala,” says Steve McClure, communications chair of the Hargrove Foundation. “His example of what it means to be a leader, team player, and civil servant is something we can all aspire to.”