SAME at 100: Celebrating a Century of Service

2025 SAME Strategic Plan

The Society of American Military Engineers is now 100. Founded in 1920, in the interests of patriotism and national security, the organization has never wavered from a vow to support the needs of the United States and strengthen the profession of engineering. As was stated in the inaugural issue of The Military Engineer a century ago: “this Society will serve no selfish purpose.”

The genesis of 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. Continue reading.

National Officer/Elected Director Nominations

Submit Nominations by January 31, 2020


JETC 2020

May 27 - 31, 2020


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

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July 296 - 31, 2020


La Cantera Resort & Spa
16641 La Cantera Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78256

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SBC 2019

Nov. 20 - 22, 2019


Dallas Convention Center
650 S Griffin St, Dallas, TX 75202

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Capital Week 2020

March 16 - 18, 2020


Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

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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.”