Mr Kenneth Herrle, CPP

Senior Engineer,
Applied Research Associates
10+ Years ASIS Member
GSX 2019 Attendee

Contact Details

Applied Research Associates


Kenneth Herrle, P.E., CPP, PMP, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) - A Senior Engineer and U.S. Air Force Gulf War Veteran, Ken has provided Security Engineering support to over 20 U.S. Government agencies, numerous state and local governments, and the private sector. He has held key roles in assessment, analysis and protective design projects in over 35 U.S. states and 15 countries for a broad range of manmade threats and natural hazards. Formally trained and experienced in structural dynamics and advanced analysis and design methods, he works closely with architects and engineers from multiple disciplines to incorporate comprehensive protective design details, physical security provisions, and resilience principles into new and retrofit designs for facilities and infrastructure systems. Ken has conducted over 70 large-scale explosive tests evaluating building facade and structural systems exposed to explosive attack with devices ranging from shaped charge and cased fragmenting munitions, up through high-explosive charges in the thousands of pounds of TNT equivalent, and has served as national Vice-Chair of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) working group for explosive modeling, simulation and testing. He has directly supported the U.S. Government in analyzing widespread blast and thermal effects from improvised nuclear device (IND) detonation in U.S. urban areas and corresponding structural damage to facilities and critical infrastructure throughout the impacted zones for emergency response planning efforts. He also served as researcher, co-author, and contributor for national-level protective design criteria, standards, guides and guidelines for various organizations such as the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Department of State (DOS), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), and others. Prior to joining ARA, Ken served in the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard, implementing electronic communication Engineering Installation (EI) projects for DoD Command and Control communication network and electronic security system infrastructure (voice, data/LAN/WAN, alarm/sensor, CCTV, etc.), including secure and hardened systems, at over 25 U.S. military installations. Ken is a licensed Professional Engineer in 9 states and Washington DC, and holds Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications from ASIS International and the Project Management Institute (PMI), respectively. He earned a M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering concentration) from Auburn University, a B.S. in Civil Engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of New Orleans, and an A.A.S. in Electronic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Ken can be reached at: