Emmett graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He has a P.E. license in Missouri and dormant licenses in Nebraska and Michigan.
Emmett has more than 22 years of engineering, construction, and leadership experience in the USAF, at AECOM and legacy companies (Morrison and Knudsen, Washington Group, and URS). Emmett has experience in environmental program management, Air Force civil engineering readiness/disaster response with training in emergency management and small project management while in the Air Force on active duty. He has large infrastructure project management experience on airports (Air Force and Russia) and dam experience in Kentucky along with experience in construction site set-up, hiring staff, layout and design of industrial facilities, construction jobs, and facility assessments. Emmett’s engineering has been on concrete and steel structures for coal and nuclear power plants around the US. Emmett is skilled in government contracting both as a government representative and as a contractor. He has been able to work safely in hurricane recovery zones, at heights tied off (+600 feet), in radiation zones of nuclear plants, war zones and construction job sites.
Emmett is also currently with the Missouri Air National Guard as an Air Force engineer with an active Secret Security Clearance with Federal Government FEMA Incident Command System ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800. STS certified (dormant). He previously had nuclear station entry badges at BYR, BRW, DRE, and TMI.
In 2006 Emmett volunteered as an engineer for a year in a Catholic Diocese in southern Jamaica supporting the priests and nuns in their service.
Emmett joined Norton & Schmidt in 2017 and has worked on building renovation and repairs of 100-year-old brick buildings, wood structural analysis, and facility assessments.