SAME Century BookCentury Book is currently at the printer and will be shipping soon! Ensure you get a copy of this once-in-a-lifetime commemoration of the Society's first 100 years and a first look at the start of our second century.

The Second Century Begins: Preparing for the Future by Building on the Past is the exclusive publication marking the Society's extraordinary Centennial Celebration.

At more than 175 pages, this full-color hardcover book is filled with archival material from SAME’s rich past, perspectives from past and current members, milestones of note, a timeline of engineering history over the last century, collections of distinguished leaders, and insights on the Society’s role in leading collaboration throughout our first 100 years.

Show your bookcase some much needed love. Treat yourself to a truly special commemorative book that articulates the vision for SAME’s commitment to secure America’s future, together.

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“This is a great read and we should all be proud of SAME’s first century of achievements. The photographs and graphics are super. The breadth and scope of stories and people covered made for some very interesting content. The finished book no doubt will be a great keepsake and should make all SAME members proud.”

–Col. Patrick Coullahan, P.E., PMP, CFM, F.SAME, F.ASCE, F.NSPE, USAF (Ret.)


Society of American Military Engineers

Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers builds leaders and leads collaboration among government and industry to develop multi-disciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. With a National Office in Alexandria, Va., and more than 100 Posts and Field Chapters around the world, the Society unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, and contracting and acquisition disciplines.

SAME was born from the lessons of World War I and the realization of those who went “over there” that the engineering community was unprepared for what was confronted. That prescient leadership would prove invaluable, as “The War to End All Wars” was anything but. As we begin our second century in 2020, our vision to serve our nation as the foremost integrator for leadership development and technical collaboration within the A/E/C profession echoes the motivations of SAME’s founders, who, very clearly valuing diversity of thought and the benefits of many perspectives, proclaimed that “eligibility qualifications for membership in this Society are drawn on the broadest possible lines, consistent with the achievement of its aims.”

SAME is vital and enduring. And after 100 years, our role has never been more clear: Let's help secure America's future, together.


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SAME Mission

“To build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.”


SAME Vision

“To serve our nation as the foremost integrator for leadership development and technical collaboration within the A/E/C profession.”


Our Enduring Purpose

“To promote solidarity and cooperation 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.”

SAME Membership

Our Society has been dedicated to patriotism, technical solutions, and national security since its inception following World War 1. Be a part of this multi-disciplined organization as we enter our second Century by becoming a member today.