Mission

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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COI Chair

COL Blair Schantz, PMP, CCM, USA (Ret.)
blairschantz@ymail.com

 

2019-2020 Goals

  • Provide an overseas venue for OCONUS members to stay active when a local Post is not available
  • Synchronize SAME overseas activities and collaboration between OCONUS Posts
  • Assist the Combatant Commands with public-private synchronization to solve (and improve) military engineering challenges
  • 2019-2020 Special Goal: Maximize International CoI participation in and excitement for the SAME Centennial celebration in May 2020

Organization Structure

Chair: Blair Schantz
(406) 924-1722

Vice Chair: Christian J. Knustson, P.E., PMP
+44(0)79-208-39-160

Programs Pacific: Brian Duffy
(907) 250-5068

Programs Europe: Candis Hamilton
+4906371476899

Field Chapter Management: Vacant

Outreach Programs: Lauri Ruch
(321) 507-2219

Post Service Medal: Vacant

Resources

Stay Engaged - Next Meeting

When: December 5, 2019 Noon ET

 

Webinar: Non-Profit Theatre Security Cooperation:  The Private Sector Way to Build Capacity and Goodwill or Saving the World on My Summer Vacation

The influence of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on developing countries has created issues for US Charities working to build relationships in those countries.  The purpose of this webinar is to highlight efforts by Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to change heart and minds of the individuals and leadership in developing countries by using Design and Education to build a better world.  We will focus on GoDesign Inc’s (www.godesigninc.org) latest project, The Hope Center for Children of Disabilities in the Afar Region of Ethiopia and discuss their ability to apply design to native building techniques, teaching locals how to implement these design principles, and changing the course of construction in rural developing countries.

 

Education Opportunities

WhenWebinar, December 5, 2019, Noon ET

Non-Profit Theatre Security Cooperation:  The Private Sector Way to Build Capacity and Goodwill or Saving the World on My Summer Vacation

The influence of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on developing countries has created issues for US Charities working to build relationships in those countries.  The purpose of this webinar is to highlight efforts by Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to change heart and minds of the individuals and leadership in developing countries by using Design and Education to build a better world.  We will focus on GoDesign Inc’s (www.godesigninc.org) latest project, The Hope Center for Children of Disabilities in the Afar Region of Ethiopia and discuss their ability to apply design to native building techniques, teaching locals how to implement these design principles, and changing the course of construction in rural developing countries.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the extent of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its effect on US humanitarian efforts in developing countries such as Ethiopia
  2. Learn how NGOs attempt apply design knowledge to our research to improve building integrity, quality, and sustainability while preserving cultural heritage.
  3. Learn how Architects and Engineers can make a real difference in the lives of people around the world using the skills and knowledge to solve real world issues in developing countries.

Speaker Biography

Kevin Chafin, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, F. SAME is Federal Client Manager for Stanley Consultants.   Mr. Chafin has a unique 30 year career in working in and for the Federal Government including being active duty and reserve for the United States Air Force, an architect working at NAVFAC SE and as the architectural principal in small business architecture/engineering firm primarily performing design for the USACE, NAVFAC, GSA, and Coast Guard.

Over his career Mr. Chafin has used his personal time as an architect on projects in Peru, Ethiopia and Uganda and is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors for International Non-Governmental Organization, GoDesign Inc. where he has served since 2012.  

Mr. Chafin has a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design and is NCARB (#61126) registered architect, LEED Accredited Professional and registered to practice Architecture in SC, NC, GA, AL, KY, FL and VA.

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