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 local 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. Today, 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 indeed 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.



Fostering Engineering Leadership for the Nation 

Established in 2016, the SAME Foundation was created to support the next generation of military, government civilian, and A/E/C industry leaders. Learn more about how you can help foster engineering leadership for the nation by becoming a supporter of the SAME Foundation today.

America's future is bright. Let's help make it brighter.


Transition Workshop and Job Fair 2020

February 27 - 28, 2020


Embassy Suites by Hilton Baltimore at BWI Airport
1300 Concourse Drive, Linthicum, MD, 21090

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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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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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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 Statement & Action on Coronavirus

In support of our national security, and as underscored by President Trump’s message to the nation and emergency declarations made in communities across the country, SAME has joined the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.  Reducing community spread and limiting in-person gatherings are necessary approaches to take.

In that spirit, we had made the decision to cancel the 2020 SAME Capital Week (which was scheduled for March 16-18 in Rockville, Md.).  We understand however that the information provided during the briefings serves an important role in how A/E/C industry firms organize and plan their near-term and long-term strategies to support the government's facilities, infrastructure, and technology requirements. We have now posted the majority of the presentations on the Capital Week website from the agencies scheduled to participate. Visit to access the presentations (PDF format)

On March 12, the National Office also held a call with Post Presidents and Post Leaders across the country to answer questions and provide guidance on how Posts should handle any upcoming events or activities they have planned. That includes a recommendation to cancel or postpone events scheduled through April 15, then assess the status of future events based on how the situation unfolds going forward. A recording of the call is available at the Post Resource Center on the SAME website (under the Get Connected menu tab), and as always the National Office and Post Operations & Membership Team is available to answer questions.

The work that SAME members, partners, and stakeholders do is vital to national security, and building relationships and trust through their interactions in the Society has been a critical part of how they do it for 100 years. While right now the focus must be on containing the spread of coronavirus, we look forward to being able to come back together when the time is right, celebrate our Centennial with those who have built SAME's legacy of service, and kick off our second century of impact to our nation, and our profession.

SAME is dedicated to the health and safety of all its members and event participants, and we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented circumstances in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Please continue to check the SAME website for updates.
UPDATED: 3/30/2020