JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
HDR Architecture Inc.
Principal, Federal Programs
8550 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 900
Chicago, IL 60631
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The mission of the Architectural Practice Committee is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.
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Welcome to the Architectural Practice Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
The SAME Executive Committee approved the establishment of the new Architectural Practice Committee, effective Nov. 16, 2012. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your committee’s first chair. The committee is an outgrowth of an architectural group which was formed in October 2012 with prior recipients of the SAME national Urbahn Medal which is awarded annually to one SAME architect for his or her eminent and notable contribution in the field of architecture. The Urbahn Medal group will serve as the advisory board for the national Architectural Practice Committee.
Our intent is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.
The committee is organized into four focus areas:
SAME Architecture Practice Committee leadership invite you to join us to build a successful committee in the coming years to best serve SAME architects. If you have any suggestions or input, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee officers.
JJ Tang, AIA, LEED AP
Society of American Military Engineers
Chair, Architectural Practice Committee
Create membership value through the conduct of technical, outreach, business, and educational energy and sustainability programs & events for the society.
Col. Dan Grey, PE., USA (Ret.)
American International Contractors, Inc.
Vice Chair for Joint Engineer Doctrine and Policy
RADM Chuck Kubic, CEC, USN (Ret)
Kubic Engineer Group
Vice Chair for Engineer Schools
LTC Shawn Howley, USA (Ret)
Director, Joint Engineer Operations Course
Facilitate discussion among the military services and industry on current joint engineer operations and the issues that need to be addressed for future joint engineer operations.
The desired end state is the increased relevancy of SAME within the Joint Force and Component Engineer Communities.
The work done by the members of SAME national committees and councils is key to the success of SAME's overall mission: Connecting military, government and private-sector members of the A/E/C community to promote education and professional development, and to advance business practices, technologies and techniques used in the profession. The committees and councils offer numerous opportunities for a variety of professionally- and personally-rewarding experiences by:
To learn more about each committee or council—or to get involved! Select the link below.
Please select a committee from the list below:
The SAME Emergency Preparedness Committee members work with Federal, State and community emergency management officials and disaster relief organizations to develop and improve plans and capabilities to respond to natural and man–made disasters.
CDM Federal Programs Corp.
03/04/2013 - Omaha Post won the streamer with distinction
Department of Homeland Security National Response Framework Documents (Formerly the National Response Plan)
Attracting Future Engineers
The demand for engineers is rising. Yet we are faced with discouraging statistics on the number of students considering engineering careers, and disappointing math and science scores that place U.S. students’ performance below many industrialized nations. America is simply not going to have the engineers it needs to stay competitive and remain a world a leader in innovation without more investment. Our professions must be able to reach out to our young students to excite, attract and interest them in careers in engineering and related fields.
Supporting Students Today
We can do this by lending support to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs that inspire future generations of engineers. Within SAME, our Posts have had many successful K-12 programs and Engineer Week activities. Our focus on STEM will pull it all together and expand our successes in more and different ways including school visits, STEM-related programs, science fairs, inspirational mentoring, and more.
The International Committee's mission is fourfold:
|Logistics, Installations & Mission Support|
|Transitioning Work Environments, Afghanistan/Iraq||Sean MacCarthy, Versa||5/1/2014|
|Smarter Infrastructure [PDF]||Michael Pasco, IBM Federal Software Sales||4/3/2014|
|How the U.S. Commercial Service Can Connect you to Global Markets [PDF]||William Lawton, Senior Trade Specialist||3/06/2014|
|Environmental Security Collaboration Proposal||Col. Steven Williamson, Command Engineer, USSOUTHCOM||9/24/2013|
|NAVFAC SAME Brief||CAPT Stan Wiles, CEC, USN Operations Officer||12/06/2012|
|EUCOM SAME Brief||Capt. David Bustamante, EUCOM Command Engineer||12/04/2012|
|EUD SAME Brief||Lalit Wadhwa, Europe District||12/2012|
|Millenium Challenge Corp. (MCC)||Preston Winter||8/2012|
|Renewable Energy Development for a Military Training Complex in Afghanistan||William Stein & Benjamin Barnes, U.S. Army ERDC-CERL||1/31/2012|
|EGAT Office of Infrastructure and Engineering, Project Information and Business Forecast||Jim Franckiewicz, USAID||11/03/2011|
|EUD SAME Brief||Lalit Wadhwa, Europe District||10/06/2011|
Stacey K. Hirata, P.E.
Chief, Installation Support
HQ US Army Corps of Engineers
441 G Street, NW 3Y01
Washington, DC 20314
Improve the efficient, effective, and sustainable stewardship of federal facilities through research and advocacy of facility asset management best practices, fostering facility management educational and professional development opportunities, and addressing current and future facility management issues.
The SAME FAM Committee held their quarterly conference call/web committee meeting on 11 Mar, 2014. The meeting started with a 50 minute webinar on "Partnerships and FY13 NDAA Section 331" by Ms. Carla K. Coulson, U.S. Army, Director, Installation Services in the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. The slides for the webinar can be accessed by clicking on the FAM Committee Quarterly Meeting - 11 Mar 2014 title above.
Ms. Coulson reviewed the FY 13 NDAA legislation that provides the Department of Defense with the ability to enter into Public-Public partnerships with State and local communities. She discussed the characteristics of the legislation - use of local wage rates, how it provides the ability to acquire or provide services, and how it supports sole source agreements for up to 5 years. She provided an update on the initial pilot projects, the Army's progress, lessons learned to date and the required Report to Congress. She also spoke briefly about some of the challenges of implementing the intent of the legislation and how the Army might address those challenges either through policy, process or new legislation as it moves forward in the future.
1 PDH was earned by participants in the Webinar. The certificate can be accessed clicking on this link.
The next SAME FAM Committee Conference call is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th from 2:00 -3:00 pm EDT. A 50 minute webinar will be presented on "DoD's Joint Bases - Finding Efficiencies by Consolidating Common Installation Support Activities"-1PDH by Col Eric Turner, Deputy Director, OSD Basing Office.
Synopsis: The joint basing program represents the DoD's efforts to optimize the delivery of installation support across the services.The DoD established 12 joint bases in 2009 and 2010 by realigning 26 installations that were in geographic proximity to another.Turner will discuss establishing this new program at the OSD and Service HQ level, as well creating a holistic approach to the full range of installation support functions at each of the new joint bases. He will also cover the lessons learned during the 4 years that the joint bases have been operating.
Welcome to the Facility Asset Management (FAM) Committee of the Society of American Military Engineers.
Initiated in 2005, the committee includes a growing partnership with IFMA (The International Facility Management Association) and recurring sponsorships of annual facility management forums and educational tracks at SAME and IFMA conferences. The committee is a source of facility and asset management information, resources and events, and as of May 2010, it is also the sponsoring committee for the SAME Sustainability Sub-Committee.
Our intent is to provide an information resource on facility and asset management topics of interest to our members. To support our members, we will provide information and reference links on the website, continue to look for meaningful industry partnerships, offer quarterly web-based meetings/conference calls and Sustainability Sub-Committee activities, encourage our membership to submit FAM articles to professional publications, provide distribution emails on upcoming FAM related events and training opportunities, and provide an avenue for networking between members.
Our committee organization includes seven targeted areas:
Vice-Chair for SAME-IFMA FM Workshop
Vice-Chair for Communications
Vice-Chair for Training and Education
Vice-Chair for Professional Certifications and Partnerships
Vice-Chair for BIM FM Working Group
SAME-JETC Installation Management Track Chair
Vice-Chair for Sustainment Management Systems (SMS)
I am pleased to be the current SAME FAM Committee Chair and invite you to join me and the Vice-Chairs in building on previous committee efforts and successes.
We welcome your inputs and questions. If you have suggestions, or would like to be included on committee event notices, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of the committee officers.
Stacey K. Hirata, P.E.
Col. Kurt Ubbelohde, USA (Ret.), F.SAME
Leo A Daly
8600 Indian Hills Drive
Omaha, NE 68114
Each year SAME sponsors four Engineering & Construction Camps for high school students to provide them with first-hand experience in engineering and construction. The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, U.S. Navy Seabees in Port Hueneme, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research & Development Center in Vicksburg, and the U.S. Marine Corps Base and Engineer School at Camp Lejeune are co-sponsors of the camps. Learn more about the Engineering & Construction Camps.
The Engineering & Construction Camps committee develops strong partnerships with Posts in order to encourage participation in the annual SAME Engineering & Construction Camps. Camp participants discover the endless possibilities and benefits of service academy enrollment, with the goal of strengthening the nation's infrastructure by pursuing careers in, and related to, military engineering/public service. By increasing Sustaining Member participation, the committee and the Posts will continue to enhance the educational value of the camps and bring more participants.
This supports one of the key strategic objectives of SAME: to mentor future engineers.
Charles H. Heaton Jr., P.E., AMEC
The Mission of the Environmental Committee is to enhance professionalism, create value for the civil service and military members, and provide true training and a forum for interchange of ideas. The Environmental Committee seeks to achieve this mission through several avenues, including guest speakers on relevant topics during monthly conference calls, supporting conferences that promote environmental awareness and Committee objectives, and special membership meetings at the annual SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo (JETC) to recruit new members and promote the Environmental Committee's mission.
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The SAME College Outreach Committee strives to organize programs and present opportunities to future members of the military engineering community that will foster networking within the professional community, build leadership skills and provide job opportunities to recent graduates. Additionally, students with an active membership within SAME have at their disposal a wealth of knowledge and experiences from professionals throughout the military engineering enterprise that is simply not available by other means. Check us out on Facebook!
The College Outreach Committee assists SAME Posts in mentoring and building professional relationships between Post members and students majoring in engineering and related programs at local colleges and universities, and introducing students to job opportunities in military engineering.
A Note from the Committee Chair:
To our Student Members:
First and foremost I want to commend you on your decision to participate in SAME. Our organization is rich with resources and opportunities to strengthen your career before it even begins. As a student member, you can participate in our annual meetings and workshops, which serve as a creative think tank for young professionals. These events include a mixture of networking, professional development and leadership training that will be beneficial throughout your career.
I have 6 specific goals that I want to make a priority for this academic year, and am looking for creative methods that can return positive results; they are as follows:
I look forward to hearing about what has worked for your Chapter and what ideas you have for future events.
Student Chapters promote the goals and objectives of SAME, and encourage the advancement of careers in architecture, engineering and construction by connecting college students with professionals in these fields.
SAME College Program Update Newsletter
The SAME Student Council serves as a forum for SAME Student Members to interface with the College Outreach Committee in order to provide insight on student issues, and to allow students to network with each other and share ideas about Student Chapters and mentoring programs.
The College Outreach Committee is currently soliciting nominations for Student Council Members and for Student Council leadership positions. Each SAME Post is requested to nominate one student member to the Council. You DO NOT have to have a Student Chapter to nominate a student from your Post. All that is required for the nomination is a brief bio for the student and their contact information. Students wishing to be considered for one of the Council Officer positions should submit a short letter that outlines their leadership experience and past involvement with the society.
Mentoring is one of SAME's most important goals, and toward that end Posts are encouraged to develop College Outreach plans to involve local college and university students and encourage their pursuit of careers in the A/E/C field. Remember, the students you mentor today will be the leaders of tomorrow!
Posts can work with students toward this goal by:
Recognition is one of the key components in engaging young leaders in the Society. To that end, the Society created two awards that offer Posts a way to recognize the leadership and involvement of college and university students:
Nominations for these annual awards, with supporting materials, are due to SAME HQ no later than January 31st of each year.
Presentation to Student Chapter Workshop - Joe Manous, PhD, PE [PDF]
Presentation to SAME Student Chapter Workshop - Bill Kilpatrick [PDF]
Missouri University of Science and Technology Student Chapter [PDF]
Military Engineering - Dr. Robert Wolff, P.E., F.SAME [PDF]
SAME - Past, Present and Future - Dr. Bob Wolff, P.E., F.SAME [PDF]
Student Chapter Workshop [PDF]
United States Air Force Academy - Major Scott Stanford and Mr. Jerry Milliman [PDF]
Texas A&M University Student Chapter [PDF]
University of Missouri-Kansas City SAME Student Chapter Briefing [PDF]
SAME Northern Virginia Post - Bill Kilpatrick [PDF]
Tony Leketa - Most Important [WMV]
SAME has established several e-networking options that enable students to get engaged, be informed and stay connected. These include:
● LinkedIn – LinkedIn is the leading professional networking tool online, used by over 50 million professionals worldwide and approximately 3500 SAME members. This is an outstanding opportunity for student members to be connected with other SAME members for a summer internships or possibly a first job! Click here to join! LinkedIn is FREE and open to all SAME members.
● Twitter – Follow SAME on Twitter: http://twitter.com/samecollege
● Facebook -- www.facebook.com/samefanpage
Lt. Col. Tony Price. USA (Ret.), F. SAME
Price Enterprises LLC
From the days of the fledgling collection of colonies to today’s coalitions of nations, engineers have brought mobility, natural resources, better health and security to people around the world.
People remember the names of kings and presidents. But the names of those who surveyed, engineered, designed and built America — and helped build other nations — do not come quite so easily to mind. Yet the living conditions of people, the expanding world economy and the emergence of global stability are products of the remarkable gifts and the immeasurable contributions of engineers.
Each year, SAME presents 35 awards saluting individuals, companies, government agencies and uniformed teams and units whose achievements are making our Society, our private and public organizations, and our lives significantly better today.