His professional life has included serving our nation, state, and local government. As a Certified Emergency Manager, he led the Washoe County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (EMHS) program for 16-1/2 years. He also led several Statewide Task Forces to address strategic objectives of the Nevada Homeland Security Commission. Aaron managed the Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) in Reno, Nevada while leading public safety officials in planning, training, responding, mitigating, and recovering from a variety of natural and human caused disasters. His efforts resulted in several awards from the International Association of Emergency Managers. He is a graduate of numerous leadership and management courses taught by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security- to include the FEMA Executive Academy. His many responsibilities included teaching incident management topics as well as coordinating, writing, and updating regional EMHS Strategic Plans.
Dr. Kenneston served on active duty in the Army National Guard for over 24 years and retired as a Colonel. He commanded armored-cavalry units from platoon, to company, to squadron-level. Aaron was deployed on overseas training missions to Europe, Panama, Pacific Islands, and Central Asia. As the Military Support to Civil Authorities Officer, he directed strategic management activities for the State of Nevada and the National Guard. His military education included a wide variety leadership and management courses taught by the Army and Air Force command and staff Colleges. Aaron graduated with honors earning a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College.