Frank Mondo, PE, LEED AP
email: frank.mondo@jacobs.com

SAME Mission
“To lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges.”

2020 Vision
“To be recognized as the multi-disciplined integrator of military, public, private, and academic national infrastructure-related capabilities to produce viable solutions for America’s national security.”

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.”

South Carolina National Guard Foundation Scholarship Recipient Furman Walker Ridgeway

As Treasurer of the Carolina Midlands Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Dave Yensan presented a $1,000 scholarship to Furman Walker Ridgeway at the recent South Carolina National Guard Foundation luncheon at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, SC. Furman will attend USC in the fall and plans to major in Computer Science. He is a member of his school band and the National Honor Society. A recipient of the SCNGF scholarship must be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited university or college, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and must be a member of the National Guard, or be a dependent of a soldier/airman serving in the National Guard.  The SAME Midlands Post seeks qualified rising high school seniors or students attending a 4-year accredited university or college who can be supported through member donations and their spring golf tournament fundraiser.



No meeting this month.   


Engineering Principles in Roofing  

Become knowledgeable in the engineering concepts to a successful roofing project.   

February's meeting was presented by Mr. James Crooks, GA/SC Area Manager for The Garland Company. James has been with The Garland Company since 2011. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University.     

An introduction to important Division 7 principles was discussed as well as thorough overviews on: 

  • wind uplift engineering 
  • energy efficiency of roofing 
  • quality control and testing  
  • roof system durability 

Examples of local projects including McEntire JNGB were also discussed. 




Shaw Air Force Base  

Mike Baker, ARCENT Engineer will be presenting at this months meeting.  

Meeting Location 
Tuesday, March 10th 
Carolina Skies Club  

We continue to use Eventbrite for meeting registrations and the link will be updated as soon as registration is opened. 
Meeting cost is $20 in advance ($15 for current/retired military).  


Charleston Industry Day  

April 21-22nd May  

Meeting Location 
Tuesday, May 12th  

Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo 

May 27-29 
Washington, DC  


Meeting Location 
Tuesday, June 9th  


Scholarship awards, Camper out-brief   

Meeting Location 
Tuesday, June 14th  


Joint ASCE Event   

Meeting Location 
Tuesday, June 11th  


Annual Golf Tournament  

Meeting Location 
Carolina Lakes Golf Course 
Friday, September 18th or September 25th  


Tour of Semmes Lake Dam  

Meeting Location 
Tuesday, October 13th  


Meeting Location 
Tuesday,  10th  


Meeting Location 
Tuesday, December 8th