The International Community of Interest's mission is threefold:

    • Connect:  Provide a virtual Post for Members to network and remain active in the Society while working overseas
    • Inform:  Facilitate delivery of information and interchange on A/E/C issues of concern to project professionals working at OCONUS locations
    • Collaborate:  Assist Combatant Commands and Regions with Industry-Government Engagement to solve military engineering challenges

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Community Chair

Lt Col Chris Knutson, CEng, PE, PgMP, PMP, F.SAME
USAF (Ret.)

2020 Goals

  • Re-tool monthly Virtual Post Meetings to support International Member continuing professional development and information needs
  • Synchronize the CoI’s activities with Europe and Pacific Region VP’s to support OCONUS Posts and Field Chapters
  • Actively develop GE plan of action in collaboration with USACE, NAVFAC, and Regional VPs

Organization Structure

ChairChris Knutson, CEng, P.E., F.SAME

Communications/Marketing: Vacant

Indo-Pacific Vice Chair: Brian Duffy
(907) 250-5068

Europe Vice Chair: Charysse Knotts  +49 (611) 94912323

Programs/Interagency NGO: Lauri Ruch
(321) 507-2219

Field Chapter Liaison: Andra Clapsaddle, PMP, F.SAME

Young Professionals Liaison: CPT Matt Scrivner, P.E.

Grants & Sustaining Member Outreach: Blair Schantz
(406) 924-1722


Stay Engaged - Next Meeting

International Community of Interest Upcoming 2021 Virtual Post Meetings (Webinar)

2021 Upcoming Programs

14 Jan 2021 –US European Command Theater Posture Initiatives (CAPT Scott Raymond, PE, Chief Engineer, USEUCOM J4)
04 Feb 2021 – Air Force Civil Engineer Center:  Master Class – Developing the DD1354 and Real Property Accountability (Darren Ledger, Chief, Real Property Accountability, AFCEC)
04 Mar 2021 – Cost Engineering and Economic Comparative Analysis in MILCONs (Steve Essig and Tom Sanders, MOCA)
01 Apr 2021 – Master Class: Programming MILCONs and FSRM Projects for Success (Part II) (Josh Rose, PE, and Laura Lavelle, AIA, Jacobs

May 17-21 - Virtual JETC 

    • International COI Business Meeting
    • State of Play in Virtual charrettes and Design Review
    • Political dynamics and Mitigating the Effects on Planning, Programming, and Delivering Military Infrastructure

International Education Opportunities

When: 14 January 2021 at 1700 GMT /1800 Berlin / 1200 Washington, DC / 0700 Honolulu / 2000 Doha / 0200 Tokyo (15 Jan).

TitleUS European Command Theater Posture Initiatives  

Abstract: The webinar will summarize current EUCOM theater posture initiatives and provide an overview of planned construction, convergence with NATO Allies, and efforts in support of current operations.  USEUCOM continues to update its plans and lines of efforts accordingly to the challenges facing the European Theater. Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there continues to be a very active tempo going into 2021 for future planning efforts.  All of this requires supporting infrastructure which is planned & built in accordance to the USEUCOM Theater Infrastructure Plan.

Learning Objectives:|
1)Understand the USEUCOM posture initiatives and how it supports the Theater Infrastructure Plan (TIP).

2)Understand the current funding sources, to include the European Defense Initiative (EDI) funds, and how they are being managed by DoD and the Services when applied towards infrastructure construction/maintenance projects.

3)Understand the ongoing challenges within the European Theater as Theater Engineers converge with NATO Allies and execute the planned construction program – including the new US-Poland Enhanced-DCA and the burden-sharing with Polish Provided Infrastructure.

Presented by:
CAPT Scott Raymond, P.E.
Chief Engineer, Logistics Directorate (ECJ4), U.S. European Command

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