Aubrey Cheatham


M.S., B.S., Lesley University


36 years


Aubrey Cheatham has a distinguished record of providing leadership, management, and supervision to various organizations over the past 42 years. Over the past nine years, Mr. Cheatham has managed and helped design, facilitate, and evaluate well over 185 Tabletop, command post, Functional and Full-Scale Homeland Security, and Emergency Management compliant exercises. He has led the planning, conduct, and evaluation of multiple-agency, multiple-venue exercises addressing natural disasters and acts of terrorism at the Federal and local levels. He has developed and delivered high-level training, briefings, and other products for senior political and agency officials in Washington and across the country. The vast majority of Mr. Cheatham’s exercises designed and delivered involved multiple jurisdictions and response agencies with diverse plans, policies, and procedures.

Mr. Cheatham has eight years of emergency management and public safety experience as a local government Director and Deputy Director of a department responsible for coordinating emergency management, fire, fire marshal, EMS, Emergency 911, and animal control services in Campbell County, Virginia. He also has seven years of experience as the United States Air Force First Sergeant. He was responsible for the morale, welfare, and discipline of organizations averaging 200 personnel worldwide.

Mr. Cheatham spent thirteen years as a Security Forces Manager in the USAF. He was responsible for the security of up to 500 nuclear warheads and supervising up to 50 individuals performing various nuclear security and law enforcement-related duties worldwide. Mr. Cheatham earned a Master’s Degree in Management from Lesley University, is credentialed as a Certified Emergency Manager through the International Association of Emergency Managers, and is a Master Exercise Practitioner.