“Build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.”
The Greater Kansas City (GKC) Post is committed to developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector architects, engineers, constructors [A/E/C Industry], related professionals and the academic community. Our membership is composed of over 600 Individual Members from over 100 Sustaining Member firms making it one of the largest professional networking organizations in the Greater Kansas City marketplace.
“Serve our nation as the foremost integrator for leadership development and technical collaboration within the A/E/C profession.”
Integrity: Unwavering commitment to always do what is right, regardless of consequences.
Patriotism: Support our national ideals and take pride in our country.
Public Service: Recognize the critical contribution that public servants make in supporting the economic and environmental needs of the nation.
National Security: Recognize the dedication of our national security team, comprised of the uniformed services, civil service and contractors, in defending freedom.
Technical Competence: Deliver high-quality solutions.
Excellence: Strive for the highest standards of performance in all actions, both personal and professional.
Environmental Stewardship: Preserve, protect, conserve and restore our national resources through sustainable practices.
The Greater Kansas City Post (GKC Post) of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is focused on networking and community involvement that increases collaboration between the public and private sector, professional and personal development of our members leadership capabilities, as well as tailored opportunities to promote education and credentialing of our membership.
The GKC Post of SAME is one of over 110 posts around the world. The GKC Post is one of five posts within the Missouri River Region. Our membership is composed of over 600 Individual Members and over 100 Sustaining Member firms making it one of the largest professional networking organizations in the Greater Kansas City marketplace.
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The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) grew from our nation's experiences in World War I, when more than 11,000 civilian engineers were called to duty as the United States entered “The War to End All Wars.” Upon their return, many feared the collective knowledge and the cooperation between the public and private sectors that proved vital to combat success would be lost. Industry and military leaders vowed to capitalize on the technical lessons and camaraderie shared during their battlefield experiences.
For more information regarding the formation of SAME click here – History of SAME
CHARTER of the Greater Kansas City Post
Be it known to all by these presents:
The members of The Society of American Military Engineers residing in and near Kansas City having associated themselves in the formation of a local unit of the Society, and having applied for charter under the style and title above indicated; Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority reposed in us by the Constitution of The Society of American Military Engineers we have this day granted to the said Greater Kansas City Post this Charter of Incorporation as witness our signatures and Seal hereto affixed.
It shall be the purpose of this Post to promote the aims of The Society of American Military Engineers and the interests of the National Defense, by fostering closer personal relations between the members of our Society, by stimulating the interest of the profession in engineering preparedness, both personal and material, for the defense of our country, by the dissemination of engineering information bearing on defense, and by maintaining the high standard and traditions of the profession of military engineering.
This unit and its members shall observe all the duties and requirements and enjoy all the rights and privileges which are now or may hereafter be demanded or accorded by the provisions of the Constitution of the Society, and by the laws of the United States. This Charter shall be perpetual.
Given at Washington, D.C. this 26th day of March, 1931.
THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS
Signed by the President and Secretary