Task Force Katrina Leader Known for Can-do Leadership, Directness

By Dan Dupont / September 2, 2005 at 5:00 AM
"You are fielding pieces of crap. Is that clear enough to you?" Those were the words of then-Brig. Gen. Russel Honoré before a group of Army acquisition officials back in March of 1998. Honoré, who at the time was an assistant commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, delivered a withering critique of many of the service's top-of-the-line weapon systems before the people charged with developing and fielding them -- some of whom had stars on their shoulders. Honoré today is...

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