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.)


Stay Engaged

When: 2 August, 2018 at 1200 EST/1800 CET/ 2000 GST/0200 JST/0700 HAST

Topic: Doing Business in Djibouti for the A/E/C Industry

Speaker:  Ambassador Larry Edward André 

Agenda: Click Here

Join: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/484478901 

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.


Education Opportunities

2018 JETC - Did you miss the Joint Engineering Training Conference held May 23 - 25, in KC? It's not too late. Click here to download presentations from the Conference 

2017 SBC - Did you miss the Small Business Conference in November? No worries! We’ve recorded both of the International Committee panel sessions and produced them as podcasts you can download to your phone or listen to from your desk! You can listen to the panel titled "Challenges/Opportunities Working in the Overseas and International Environment" here: http://bit.ly/sameic--sbc17-1

You can listen to the panel titled "Keys to Small Business and Individual Overseas Success – Linking Small Business / Individuals with Partners" here: http://bit.ly/sameic--sbc17-2

Organization Structure


 Title  Name/Email Phone # 
Chair  Blair Schantz (406) 924-1722
Vice Chair  Christian J. Knustson, P.E., PMP  +49-174-214-6437
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
Secretary Angelique Davel  Skype: angelique8746, Cell: +27845816426

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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