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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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