On Thursday, March 3, a breakfast meeting held in Miami, Fla., formed the basis for a new SAME Post. Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, P.E., M.SAME, USA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) South Atlantic Division Commander, presented an overview of USACE opportunities and ways to do business with USACE to a sellout crowd of 165 participants. Attendees included military engineers from Homestead Air Force Base, Fla., U.S. Southern Command, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, along with many participants from industry representing a wide array of design and construction firms, many of whom are based in south Florida. The event, hosted by a Post-in-Formation Committee, demonstrated to the national SAME Board of Direction a commitment towards providing meaningful programs and educational seminars for industry and government. Formation of the South Florida Post was subsequently approved by the national board, and officers were installed during a June 9 event showcasing opportunities with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The South Florida Post covers Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For detailed information on upcoming programs, please visit www.samesouthflorida.org.
Cheryl Maze, South Florida Post