OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige appoints Brigadier General to head review of emergency management enterprise, outlines action plan following false alert

Posted on Jan 15, 2018 in Latest News, Press Releases

Governors Address to the State

Executive Order

Brigadier General, Kenneth S. Hara Bio

Governor Ige appoints Brigadier General to head review of emergency management enterprise, outlines action plan following false alert

January 15, 2018

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige addressed the State of Hawai‘i Monday, to offer his personal apology for Saturday’s false alert and the fear and anxiety it caused families across the state. He also outlined an action plan and announced that he has signed an Executive Order appointing Brigadier General Kenneth Hara, the Deputy Adjutant General, to oversee the comprehensive review of the state’s emergency management enterprise. Hara will also immediately implement necessary changes.

The text to the governor’s address, the Executive Order and Brigadier General Hara’s photo and bio are attached.

 

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