Joseph Knott serves as the Director of Military Partnerships for the Compatible Lands Foundation, a non-profit organization specializing in innovative conservation partnerships with the Department of Defense. Under his direction, a first-of-its-kind partnership between federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, green investors, and industry is creating the Department of Defense’s first forest carbon project. Previously Lt. Col. Knott served 33 years in the United States Army including several assignments at the Pentagon managing the Army’s sustainability and energy programs. Lt. Col. Knott also serves on Northern Arizona University’s Climate Science and Solutions Advisory Board and is a 2008 Kinship Conservation Fellow. He supports Operation Free, a nationwide coalition of veterans and national security experts who advocate for securing America with clean energy.