Young Professional Medal
Established in 2004, the SAME Young Professional Medal (then called the 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 Professional; one to a uniformed service Young Professional.
Eligibility: Any professional 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 the SAME National office.