Mr. John Fenn is a master instructor with Eastern Kentucky University, an academic partner of the RDPC.
Mr. Fenn is a former United States Army Chemical Officer. During his military career he advanced through the enlisted ranks from private to staff sergeant until attending Officer Candidate School, receiving a commission as a second lieutenant. Mr. Fenn was medically retired as a captain after fifteen years of active duty service. Over the last sixteen years, following his military service, Mr. Fenn has worked as a plans, operations and training analyst and as an emergency operations preparedness specialist. Mr. Fenn has engaged in the planning, development, and execution of plans, operations, training and exercises for various Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, FEMA, state and local jurisdiction related projects.
A Department of Homeland Security certified instructor, Mr. Fenn has lectured and taught for the Center for Domestic Preparedness, FEMA, U.S. Postal Service, Kentucky Emergency Management Agency, Alabama Emergency Management Agency and many other agencies. He has instructed on such topics as emergency operations planning, critical incident planning, emergency operations center design and management, National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS), and the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). He has also performed as the lead emergency operations center evaluator and controller for numerous exercises at the local, county, and state level.
Mr. Fenn holds a master of science degree in emergency management and homeland security and a master of public administration degree from Jacksonville State University. He is currently a candidate for the doctor of science degree in emergency management at Jacksonville State University. Mr. Fenn is a Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and member of the International Association of Emergency Managers.