2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Director, Military Partnerships at Compatible Lands Foundation

San Tan Valley, AZ 85140-3190
United States of America

Joe is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel. His last assignment in the military was as the sustainability and energy program manager, where he was responsible for Army National Guard sustainability planning in all American states and territories. His previous assignments included managing the Army Compatible Use Buffer program, the Army’s premier land conservation and partnership program, which, under his leadership, conserved over 70,000 acres across the United States for permanent protection of habitat and green space.

Joe is now the director of military partnerships for the Compatible Lands Foundation where he is leading several unique sustainability partnerships with federal and state agencies, NGOs, academia and industry, including: development of a first-of-its-kind climate change mitigation project for the Department of Defense, and creating a Veterans’ Farming Education and Training Center for veterans transitioning back into civilian life who are interested in a career in sustainable agriculture.

Joe has a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Energy Resources Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. He is a 2013 White House Champion of Change award recipient, and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Joe is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Sustainability at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. 

Interest Areas

Collaboration Interests

Climate; P3 Partnership Developments

I Am Seeking

To assist in expanding Sustainability Networks to empower stakeholders

I Can Offer

Sustainability expertise, extensive network of global professionals involved in Sustainability and Eco-System Services