KENNESAW, Ga. — The retired Army commander who led recovery efforts in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina will speak at a university in Georgia.

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will speak Wednesday afternoon at Kennesaw State University northwest of Atlanta.

Honoré commanded Joint Task Force-Katrina, collaborating with federal, state and local authorities to conduct response recovery and mitigation operations after the storm ravaged the Gulf Coast in 2005. He retired from the Army in 2008 after 37 years of service.

Kennesaw State said in a news release that HonorĂ© will speak about what it takes to be prepared for the challenges of the 21st century. They say he’s also expected to address the recent controversy over the handling of recovery efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.