Young Member Medal


Established in 2004, the SAME Young Member Medal was first presented at the 2005 Joint Engineer Education and Training Conference & Expo in Louisville, Ky. In 2010, it was authorized that two awards can be presented in a given year: one to a civilian Young Member; one to a uniformed service Young Member.

Eligibility: Any member of The Society who has been a member for the past five years and is age 39 years or younger in the year for which nominated.

Nomination Criteria: Outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the Society Mission over one's entire period of membership in the Society.

Nomination Process: Nominations for this award must be made by a Society member and endorsed by a Post President or member of the National Board of Direction, using the Society nomination form. The Post President or member of the National Board of Direction endorsing the nomination will verify that the individual meets the eligibility criteria for the award, and that the nomination package provides information to support each of the nomination criteria and all required information on the nominee. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package, with endorsement, is received at SAME HQ. Nominations for the 2015 Award recipients will open January 2016.

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Past Young Member Medal Recipients

  • 2014 Angela Nocera, P.E.
  • 2013 Capt. Robert Hufford II, USAF
             Wendy Parker
  • 2012 Maj. Ryan Walinski, USAF
             David Pratt, P.E., CEM, LEED AP
  • 2011 Maj. Elizabeth M. Harwood, USAF
             Denise A. Tegtmeyer, P.E.
  • 2010 Capt. Matthew R. Altman, USAF
             Ann Ewy, PMP
  • 2009 Aimee Alix, LEED AP
  • 2008 Capt. Michelle M. Gill, USAF
  • 2007 Maj. Patrick G. Miller, P.E., USAF
  • 2006 Matthew L. Metcalf, P.E.
  • 2005 Capt. Paul R. Sutto, P.E., USAFR
  • 2004 LT Eileen J. D'Andrea, USN

Honorable Mention

  • 2009 Capt. Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP, USAFR
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