Our Mission

Build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.

Nominations for SAME National Leadership

The SAME National Leadership Team is committed to finding dedicated volunteer leaders who are steeped in a broad range of SAME experiences over time and who have a solid foundation of proven Post level achievement. We need your active involvement to find the “best of the best” to serve as National Officers and Elected Directors for the Society.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Dec. 1, 2023.

SAME Foundation 2023 Fundraising Campaign

Support the SAME Foundation’s 2023 Fundraising Campaign this fall and help foster engineering leadership for the nation. Through your generous contributions, we can continue to invest in programs that change lives. America’s future is bright. Let’s help make it brighter!

Established in 2016, the SAME Foundation has received a Platinum Seal of Transparency by Candid (GuideStar) and a four-star rating with Charity Navigator. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by lawEIN: 81-1960637.

As we settle into the holidays, and think about how we can give back, be on the lookout for the SAME Foundation’s 2024 annual fundraiser. This is our Foundation—and the funds raised through efforts like this campaign help further its commitment to foster engineer leadership for the nation. Your continued support allows the Foundation to provide and expand critical initiatives like the Leader Development Program, Camps Mentoring Program, and STEM Pathways Program that impact the nation and inspire, develop, and serve STEM professionals across the arc of their careers.

Col. Charlie Perham, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), 104th SAME National President | 2023-2024

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Latest Society News

2023 SAME Camps Season in Review

Immerse yourself in YOUR Future! That was the theme for the 2023 SAME Camp Season, with nearly 300 students from across the United States participating in hands-on engineering and construction activities at locations in partnership with the military services.

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Program Spotlight

LDP Class

LDP Applications Due Dec. 1

Applications for the 2024-2025 class of SAME’s Leader Development Program are now open. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1, 2023. Now in its fifth year, the Leader Development Program is the cornerstone investment of the SAME Foundation, nurturing leadership skills in high-potential mid-career members through speakers, training, group exercises, and utilization projects intended to advance a key issue within the engineering community.

Securing America’s Future, Together — Join Us!

SAME provides its more than 27,000 members from across military, government, industry, and academia with extensive opportunities for education, training, and networking through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, community events, publications, webinars, leader development, STEM outreach, and other member-driven programs.

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Communities of Interest

Young Professionals Community

The mission of the Young Professionals Community of Interest is to be an advocate for and engage young professionals support for SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition.

SAME History

Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers sought to ensure the lessons of WWI would be remembered in order to ensure that America’s entire engineering community would be prepared for the next conflict, and have the needed trust and understanding to best serve our national security.

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Featured Resource

Strengthening Industry-Government Engagement

As the cornerstone on which the Society was founded in 1920, industry-government engagement remains “mission-essential” for the organization a century later, as the first goal of the 2025 SAME Strategic Plan. In 2021, SAME initiated a new process to evaluate and execute national-level IGE projects in order to ensure we deliver impact and maximize the use of available resources

SAME Foundation: Fostering Engineering Leadership for the Nation

Established in 2016, the SAME Foundation is committed to investing in programs that will have an enduring impact on developing engineering leaders for our nation. America’s future is bright. Let’s help make it brighter!

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Important Site Information

Welcome to the new SAME national website. This is the launch of Phase One of our Enterprise Management System (website, member database, application portal, and more). To access your SAME member account, you will need to log in above using your email address and you will be asked to create a new password. If you have any questions or issues, contact member@same.org.

This initial operating capability of the new website and member database has become a true “design-build” project. That means that the legacy SAME website is still operational, and contains some content you may be looking for. If you are redirected to the old website, that is normal (for now). You may find what you are looking for there. Mainly, this now includes the calendar of events and SAME Post webpages. These pages will be migrated over to this website in the near future; until then, thank you in advance for your patience. For a full list of ongoing EMS priorities, click on the button above. Effective: 3/15/2023