Streamer Awards

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 Introduction

Each year, the Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers compete for Streamer Awards in recognition of outstanding performance and achievement. The Post Streamer Awards are presented at the Post Awards Breakfast (PAB) at the Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo held the following calendar year for which the Post met the criteria for the award.


Streamer Award Submission Procedures

The submissions deadline for the 2013 Streamer Awards is February 3, 2014. Streamer Submission forms are available below. Please use the forms linked below.

  1. To improve tracking of submissions, submit Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer (EPIS) to Jacqueline Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Education & Training Streamer, Leadership & Mentoring Streamer and Relationships Recognition Streamer should be submitted to Stacy Humes, Post Operations Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  2. Submissions received without an accompanying Streamer Submission Form will not be reviewed. NOTE: Please remember that extremely large files run the risk of being rejected by any e- mail server. Documents that exist only in hard copy should be scanned into a computer and converted to PDF format. If you have reason to doubt that your submission was received, please contact Jacqueline Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for(EPIS)or contact Stacy Humes, Post Operations Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  3. All submissions will be logged at SAME HQ and TISP and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to verify receipt. A spreadsheet will be sent to all Post Leaders after the submittal deadline to confirm what submissions have been received at SAME and TISP Headquarters. It is ultimately the responsibility of the Post Leaders to make sure that their Posts' submissions were received.
  4. If a Post submitted a form, and it was not received due to a technical error, the original submission e-mail should be forwarded to Stacy Humes, Post Operations Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For the Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer contact Jacqueline Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If it is determined that the Streamer submission was not received or logged at SAME HQ through no fault of the Post, the submission will be logged and regarded as on-time.

Submission Content

Advice from the Streamer Review Committee Chairs: When submitting for a Streamer, 'more is better'. Supporting documentation for the elements is always beneficial. When in doubt, send inquiries via Stacy Humes, Post Operations Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Streamer Committee Procedures

Streamer Committees are created to review each Post's individual streamer submissions and determine if they have met all the requirements to win the specific streamer. When possible, committees are to be made up of five (5) to seven (7) people, including a committee chair. Any SAME member can volunteer to be on a committee. Committee Chairs are chosen based on leadership and involvement in the Society. If interested in serving on the Education & Training Streamer, Leadership & Mentoring Streamer and Relationships Recognition Streamer committee, send an e-mail to Marc Bialek, Director of Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For the Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer committee, direct your interests to Bill Anderson, Director TISP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Deadline for Submissions

The Calendar Year 2013 (CY2013) Streamer Submissions are due by the close of business (5 p.m. Eastern Time) on Monday, February 3, 2014. A spreadsheet showing Posts and the dates of their submissions of Streamers will be linked above. Please review the spreadsheet after submission and if your submission is not indicated, contact Stacy Humes, Post Operations Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . References for the Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer should be made to Jacqueline Barrett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Extensions may be granted only in extreme circumstances. To request an extension for the Education & Training Streamer, Leadership & Mentoring Streamer and Relationships Recognition Streamer should be submitted to Marc Bialek, Director of Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Extensions for Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer should be sent to Bill Anderson, Director TISP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Extensions must be requested at least one week before the submission due date.


Reconsideration Period Information

Deadline to request reconsideration is Feb. 24, 2014

Posts may ask for reconsideration of the Streamer results once the results are posted until the deadline on Feb. 24, 2014. To request reclama or reconsideration, Posts must email Marc Bialek, Member and Post Support Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and submit additional information to help support their request for reconsideration for the Education & Training Streamer, Leadership & Mentoring Streamer and Relationships Recognition Streamer. Reconsideration requests for Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer should be directed to Bill Anderson TISP Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Once the reconsideration timeframe has closed, final results will be posted to the Streamers tracking spreadsheet and the SAME National Awards Committee will meet to select Top Region and Top Posts for Small, Medium and Large Posts. Final results will be posted once the Top Posts and Top Region have been notified.


Streamer Submission Forms

In an effort to help Posts better coordinate their submissions, we have revised the Streamer Submission Forms. The new forms are now available. Please do not use old versions of the Streamer Submission Forms. You may retrieve the documents by clicking on the appropriate link below.

The Mobile Post uses this spreadsheet to help prepare its Streamer submission forms. Posts can use this document if they find it helpful. Please note that this is just an example of how Posts can streamline the Streamer process for this year, and it is not a required document.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON STREAMERS

Membership Streamer

  • As approved by the Board of Direction, the 2013 Memberships Steamer will be awarded to Posts that have NO loss in Public Sector membership and no more than 5% loss in total membership. “Public Sector” refers to any individual employed by a Federal, State or Local Government Agency. We will not measure the number of companies since our new structure will allow companies to have more than 5 representatives at each Post.
  • Download a list of Member Types [XLS]. Use this list to help navigate your way through the SAME membership types. Remember that the type STU does NOT count for the Membership Streamer- FSTU is the new designation for those free military school memberships and will count towards the Membership Streamer totall.
  • Note Post Sizes for CY 2013:
    • Small Posts- 0-175
    • Medium Posts- 176-450
    • Large Posts- 451 +

    Note: Members who are both an Individual and Sustaining Member Representative will be counted for both memberships.


Distinguished Post Criteria

No Submission is required for the Distinguished Post Award. However the following criterion must be satisfied:

  • Small Post (0-175 members): Won Membership Streamer + 1 (of the 3) Streamers Awards that require submissions.
  • Medium Post (176-450 members): Won Membership Streamer + 2 (of the 3) Streamers Awards that require submissions.
  • Large Post (451+ members): Won Membership Streamer + 3 (of the 3) Streamer Awards that require submissions.

 

Please note: The three streamers that qualify for Distinguished Post status are Education and Training, Relationships and Recognition and Leadership and Mentoring. The Emergency Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Streamer will not be counted towards Distinguished Post status but it is a requirement for Top (Medium and Large) Post status.


Distinguished Region Criteria

Annually, each Region within the Society is evaluated to determine if it has achieved the status of Distinguished Region. The honor is bestowed upon a region that meets all of the following criteria:

  • At least 50% of the Posts within the Region were selected as Distinguished Posts.
  • The Region showed a net growth in Membership: Individuals plus Sustaining Reps are counted. STU (Student Member types) are NOT included in this count.
  • The Region nominated at least two individuals for a Society Medal or Award for the year.

A Region which meets all three of the above criteria will be honored as a Distinguished Region for the year. Remember, by working to be a Distinguished Post, you benefit not just your local membership but the membership of the entire Region!


Student Chapter Status Report

Posts with a Student Chapter are required to submit a Student Chapter Status Report by October 1, 2013. If you have any questions about this process, please contact Stacy Humes, SAME Post Operations Specialist, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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