Mission

  • Serve as SAME's leader and advisory body centrally focused on credentials for all SAME members.
  • Acts as the SAME chief integrator with credentialing societies and as an advisor to SAME National on education offerings.
  • Serve as a resource for military services on job to credential translation.

Join Committee

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Committee Chair

CMSgt Tamara Olson, USAF (Ret.)

S&B Christ Consulting LLC
tolson@sbcc-us.com



Education Opportunities

TBD



Organization Structure

Please view the link to see the Credentialing Body Liaison Leaders and Service Component Partners. Each contact provides the affiliate organization, point of contact and email address. 

Organization Chart

 

Stay Engaged

Join the Credentialing Committee on their monthly call; gain insight on the happenings of this committee and find out how you can get involved.

When: Fourth Monday of the Month

Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Connect: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/213551125 

Dial: (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 213-551-125

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Overview

Since 2012, the SAME Warrior Transition Task Force (WTTF) has worked to identify appropriate credentials for serving and transitioning military engineers, both those in uniform and our DOD civilians. While our initial focus was on the Non-Commissioned Officer force, we soon found credentials appropriate to all levels of our military engineering community- skilled trades, engineering technicians and professional managers.

Over the next three years, the WTTF worked with many organizations in our industry who sponsor formal credentialing programs relevant to the training and experience of military engineers. We identified 38 credentials of interest, and built a portal on the SAME website to provide information on each. The link is found here

Our goal was to identify the credential, develop a relationship with the granting organization, and map the process for obtaining each certification, at a reduced cost to the service member. This program supports the transitioning service member, while also increasing the skills and professionalism of our serving military engineering community.

As the work of the WTTF progressed, it was obvious that much work remains and that continued SAME leadership is critical to make it happen. The SAME Board of Direction recognized this by creating the new SAME Credentials Committee. Our mission remains consistent and focused on adding value to all our members:

  • Convert the SAME Warrior Transition Task Force into a standing SAME committee.
  • Serve as SAME's leader and advisory body centrally focused on credentials for all SAME members.
  • Acts as the SAME chief integrator with credentialing societies and as an advisor to SAME National on education offerings.


2018 Objectives:

 

  • Strengthen current Strategic Partnerships
  • Expand credentialing efforts
  • Solidify service partnerships

We welcome the active participation of all interested SAME members, and our industry and association partners, as we continue to create credentialing opportunities for all our military engineering community.

 


 

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