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About the Detroit Post

Dedicated to the National Defense, The Society was founded following World War I, in which engineers of the Army and Navy had served with thousands of civilian engineers who had been taken into the military services for war duty. The experiences of that service convinced the Chief of Engineers of the Army that a permanent association between the professional engineer officers and the civilian engineers would wear the uniform in time of war, as well as the engineer who would conduct industry for war, was seriously needed. The Society, therefore, was founded in 1920 and incorporated in 1924. The soundness of the idea had been amply demonstrated by the service of The Society to the nation and to its members in the war years when the mutual effort of the engineers of all services and industry was vital to the military success. Similarly, during periods of peace The Society forms a vital link between military and civilian engineers in its work for training and preparedness and for the development of resources and facilities in the national economy, and for the enhancement of the engineering profession through education.  The purposes of The Society are to advance the knowledge of the science of military engineering, promote efficiency in the military engineer service of the United States and maintain its best standards and traditions, preserve the memory of services rendered by the engineering profession throughout the wars in which the United States has been engaged, develop between military engineers and other arms of the military service a spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding, and to develop relations of helpful interest between the engineering profession in civil life and that in the military service.

Mission

The Detroit Post has developed the following strategies for achieving its mission: 
  • Be a focal point for individuals and organizations in design and construction
  • Support national SAME missions
  • Provide quick response to change by improving organizational/operational efficiency
  • Follow and provide National/International SAME leadership
  • Educate larger/more diverse audiences
  • Contribute value to members
  • Train post leadership
  • Recognize excellent service to post/community
  • Improve organizational/operational efficiency
  • Ensure continuing revenue sources


Officers

Duncan Mein, PE, President | August Mack Environmental, Inc.
David Lomas, PE, 1st Vice-President | Tetra Tech 
Garrett Ray, US Navy (Reserve), 2nd Vice-President | US Army Corps of Engineers
Greg Mausolf,  Secretary | US Army Corps of Engineers
M. Pamela Horner, CHMM,  Assistant Secretary | US Army Corps of Engineers
Philip Spalding, PE, Treasurer | Tetra Tech 

Directors

Robert Bowman (17) | Siemens Building Technologies 
Mariah Hope (17) | AEM Group
Alexander Masters (18) | Advanced Integrated Solutions
Mahmoud El-Gamal, Ph.D., PE (18) | PSI 
Jim Foucher (19) | RBV Contracting, Inc.
Georgia Johnson (19) | 
Fred Hoitash (19) | RTI Laboratories
Brendan Cousino, PE (19) | Limno Tech
Vanessa Willett (19) | Advanced Integrated Solutions
Tricia Muxlow, PS (Past President) | Muxlow Surveying 
Harry Price, Fellow| NTH Consultants, Ltd

Academy of Fellows

The Society of American Military Engineers (the Society) established the Academy of Fellows in 1995 to recognize those members of The Society who have distinguished themselves in service to the Nation, the engineering profession, and the Society. To be nominated, a member of the Society must meet strict standards and each nomination is carefully considered by a reviewing committee and approved by the SAME Board of Direction. The Constitution of The Society provides that Fellows are "members of the Society who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to The Society and to the engineering profession and who are approved to become a Fellow in accordance with procedures established by the Bylaws. Nominees shall have been members of The Society for a minimum of ten years and shall remain in good standing in The Society.

Detroit Post Fellows
  • Mr. Harry R. Price   
  • Mr. Joe Wanelista
  • Mr. Philip Spalding

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