• MS, Oregon State University
  • MS, University of Southern California
  • MS, National Defense University in Washington DC
  • BS in Engineering Management, University of Missouri at Rolla
  • BA, Columbia College

Memberships and citations

  • Engineer Colonels Career Manager, Total Army Personnel Command
  • Battalion Commander, 30th Engineer Battalion (Ft. Bragg, NC)
  • Awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with six Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Expeditionary Medal, and the Master Parachutist Badge.
  • Inducted into the Fort Benning OCS Hall of Fame and the Engineer OCS Hall of Fame


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Few people can match Joe Schmitt’s experience in managing federal environmental, logistics and construction programs, particularly in the Southeast U.S.

Among his many leadership positions in the Defense Department, Joe served as Chief of Staff and Project Manager at the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, which provides support services for U.S. combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian operations. With a budget of nearly $2 billion, Joe’s department oversaw 12,000 personnel who supported U.S. Forces at 46 bases throughout Afghanistan.

Joe also spent eight years as Senior Division Administrator for the Collier County (FL) government, leading a staff of between 200 and 300 overseeing all aspects of the County’s planning, zoning, engineering and environmental reviews. Among his many achievements, Joe led a team that designed an innovative rural growth plan that balanced wetlands protection with the needs of local agricultural and development interests.

Other Experience

  • Commander/District Engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, overseeing one of the largest construction divisions in the Corps of Engineers, including an annual budget of more than $450 million
  • Implemented innovative reforms at the Corps of Engineers that streamlined operations, improved customer satisfaction ratings by 20% and reducing cost and time growth by 10%