BONN, Germany -- With an increase in the number and size of U.S. military projects to be carried out in the German state of Rhineland Palatinate, Tommy Mize (right), director of IMCOM-Europe, and Ralf Poss, Federal Ministry of the Interior, signed an agreement Dec. 9, 2019, allowing for accelerated construction measures in Rhineland Palatinate. The agreement is driven by the ongoing partnership, dialogue and successful cooperation between the U.S. Army and its German partners. It will have a significant positive impact on executing future construction projects.