Aaron serves as the Director of Outreach for the Barry-Wehmiller Leadership Institute where he works to elevate conversations centered on human connection to the global level and sustain those conversations for not only those in our world today but also the generations to come. He graduated with merit from the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned in May of 1996. He was designated a Naval Aviator in February of 1998. A retired naval officer and former P-3 pilot with operational experience in all major theaters around the world, Aaron completed deployments in support of Operations Allied Force, Joint Guardian, Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and the Global War on Terrorism. Among various managerial and leadership positions, he served extensively as an instructor pilot.
Having earned a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, and a Master of Public Policy, Aaron is currently working toward a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration. His research interests include leadership, trust, candor, ethics, judgment, conflict resolution, human behavior, and organizational performance.