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“We are establishing at this time a Society of American Military Engineers. This society will serve no selfish purpose. It is dedicated to patriotism and national security. Its objects are, in brief, to promote solidarity and co-operation between engineers in civil and military life, to disseminate technical knowledge bearing upon progress in the art of war and the application of engineering science thereto, and to preserve and maintain the best standards and traditions of the profession, all in the interests of patriotism and national security.”

–The Military Engineer magazine, January 1920

With these words, published just 13 months after the end of World War I, SAME was formed. While the organization has grown and evolved over the last 95 years, its purpose has not changed. SAME is the premier engineering association in the United States bringing together public and private sector professionals to build connections, share lessons learned, and develop solutions to strengthen our national security.

Today, members include men and women in all United States uniformed services; civilians working for federal, state and local agencies; academics; students; and architects, engineers, constructors, project and program managers, facility management and environmental practitioners, and business development and contracting professionals working for private industry firms.

SAME offers individual and corporate memberships.

Member benefits include:

  • Access to cutting-edge professional development opportunities.
  • Discounts to education and training through SAME’s Strategic Partnerships.
  • Networking connections with government and industry leaders.
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities at the local, regional and national levels.
  • Relationship building through a network of 104 Posts around the world plus Student Chapters and Field Chapters.
  • Subscription to The Military Engineer magazine.
  • And much, much more!

SAME Sustaining Memberships offer your company the opportunity to network with industry leaders in the public sector and uniformed services. Sustaining Member-only events, such as the annual Federal Programs Briefings featuring the Engineering Service Chief from each military branch, provides timely information about upcoming projects and contract opportunities.

Here's what you get as an SAME Sustaining Member Company

Your Sustaining Membership includes six openings for individuals as your member representatives.

All six representatives will receive all the benefits afforded them as an SAME member including a subscription to The Military Engineer magazine,discounts on attendance to SAME events including the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, and access to the members-only section of the SAME website. Your principal representative and Young Member representative also will receive a copy of the annual SAME Directory of Member Companies and Public Agencies.

In addition, SAME Sustaining Member Representatives are encouraged to participate in one of SAME's many Councils or Committees--from Small Business to International to Environmental to Readiness & Homeland Security--to provide their leadership and expertise in shaping the goals, direction and outcomes of the specific topics being addressed.

Choose from one of the categories below to become one of SAME’s 30,000 members around the world dedicated to strengthening national security and preserving and maintaining the best standards and traditions of the profession:

To learn more about the many benefits of joining SAME, click here to download the membership kit.

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» Individual Membership (including uniform, public sector civilian, private industry)

 

Individual Membership Categories and Dues

Private Sector

Working for the private sector

$100 per year

$150 for two years

Private Sector Young Member

(39 years old or less)

Working for the private sector

$40 per year

$75 for two years

Academic/Non-Profit

Working for an academic institution or a non-profit agency. If you are in uniform and work at a school, you should join in the Uniformed Service Member category.

$45 for three years

$60 for five years

Government Civilian

Working for a local, state or federal government agency.

$45 for three years

$60 for five years

Uniformed Service Member

Military member in uniform. If you are active guard or reserve, you can join in this category but you MUST use your home or duty address and email.   NOT your regular work information.

$60 one-time fee. Membership lasts for as long as you remain in uniform.   This is NOT a lifetime membership.

Fully Retired

This category is for members that are FULLY retired. Retiring from the military does NOT make you fully retired unless you no longer work at all.

$40 for one year

Military Engineer Specialty School Graduate (Recent)

Graduate of one of the military engineer specialty schools (AFIT, CECOS, AES, etc.). Graduating from a military academy as an engineer does NOT qualify for this membership type.

Free as long as the graduation was within the last year AND from one of the specialty schools listed on the application.

 

Student

Full time undergraduate student

Free for as long as you remain in school. School and graduation date is required.

Life

Life memberships are available and are based on longevity with SAME, age and employer.

Life Member Application [PDF]

 

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» Sustaining Member Company (including small, medium and large business)

Company (Sustaining) Memberships

Number of Employees

National Membership
(includes one post and six reps)

Additional Posts
(includes six reps)

Additional Reps
(per rep)

1 – 10

$275

$120

$60

11 – 49

$550

$275

$60

50 – 99

$660

$285

$60

100 - 249

$770

$300

$60

250 - 499

$880

$310

$60

500 – 2,499

$990

$320

$60

2,500 - 7,499

$1,100

$330

$60

7,500 and above

$1,200

$340

$60

 

 

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» Public Agency Membership

SAME’s Public Agency Membership gives you the opportunity to network with professionals outside your service branch or organization--from both the public- and private-sectors--who are working toward a common goal that supports your mission. Public agencies include federal, state, city or local government.

Included with your Public Agency membership are ten openings for individuals as your member representatives.

Each of the representatives will receive all the benefits afforded them as an SAME member including a subscription to The Military Engineer magazine, discounts on attendance to SAME events including the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, and access to the members-only section of the SAME website.

An SAME Public Agency Membership is just $75 for one year. Any federal, state, or local public agency with an interest in the goals and objectives of the Society of American Military Engineers, as stated in its Strategic Plan, may take advantage of this valuable membership.

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» Non-Profit Organization Membership

Any nonprofit organization may join SAME at a rate of $250 a year. 

Included with your Non Profit Organization membership are ten openings for individuals as your member representatives.

Each of the five representatives will receive all the benefits afforded them as an SAME member including a subscription to The Military Engineer magazine,, discounts on attendance to SAME events including the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, and access to the members-only section of the SAME website.

Whether on the local Post level, or on the national level at the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, your agency members will represent your organization's perspective, ensuring that your voice is heard.

The Non Profit Organization membership fee of $250 may be waived if you wish to work with SAME as a Strategic Partner. Strategic Partnerships are arranged through the office of the SAME executive director. The details will be finalized and posted on the SAME website in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between SAME and the member organization.

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» Academic Institution Membership

Shape tomorrow’s A/E/C leaders by enhancing their education with the experiences offered through an SAME Academic Membership.

SAME's network of more than 25,000 professionals, working in the public-sector and in more than 1,400 private sector companies--large and small--can strengthen the knowledge, skills and connections your academic institution can provide your students. These benefits help bring real-world experience into your classroom.

The SAME Academic Membership includes ten openings for individual representatives to represent the academic institution at local, regional and national education & training events. These representatives must be faculty or staff of the institution.

An SAME Academic Institution membership costs just $250 a year. Included with this membership is a subscription to our industry-leading publication The Military Engineer.

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