The International Committee's mission is threefold:

  • Provide an overseas venue for OCONUS members to stay active when a Post is not available
  • Synchronize SAME overseas activities and collaboration between OCONUS Post/Chapters
  • Assist the Combatant Commands with Public-Private synchronization to solve military engineering challenges

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Committee Chair

Blair Schantz

COL Blair Schantz, PMP, CCM, USA (Ret.)


Organization Structure




Phone # 


 Blair Schantz

(406) 924-1722

Vice Chair

 Christian J. Knustson, P.E., PMP


Programs Pacific

 Jeff Clark

 (808) 225-6799

Programs Europe

 Mike Sedge

 (081) 851-2208

Programs DoD Agencies

 MAJ Keith Hammack, Jr.

(540) 324-9014

Outreach Programs

Lauri Ruch

 (406) 551-6599




     Michael Baker International, LLC

    Education Opportunities

    SAME NAVFAC EURAFWA / SAME 2019 Government-Industry Engagement Forum, February 25 -27, 2019

    Registration Opening Soon

    Past IC Webinar Recordings & Presentation PDFs


    Monthly Committee Call In Information

    -SAME IC Members Contact Angelique Davel if you have not already received the appointment.

    -SAME Non-IC Members Follow the instructions above to join the International Committee and receive access to all monthly webinars.

    -SAME IC

    2017-2018 Goals

    •  Pursue potential field chapters with RVPs: Europe and Australia
    • Improve International Grant Program execution to assist overseas Post and Field Chapters
    • Improve IC STRATCOM: LinkedIn Group, TE Articles, SAME Website
    • Align monthly virtual meetings and special webinars with SAME Program and COCOM requirements
    •  Improve global participation through adjusted meeting times and rebroadcast (meeting recordings)
    •  Improve support and collaboration with Regional Vice Presidents (RVP)

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    Stay Engaged

    When: 2 May, 2019 at 1200 EST/1800 CET/ 2000 GST/0200 JST/0700 HAST

    Topic: US Dept. of Commerce Assistance: Overseas Opportunities

    Agenda: Click Here

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    United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
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