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Leadership and Mentoring Goal 

Committee Chair:
Jim Plourde (jim.plourde@powersmiths.com) 


Upcoming SAME National and Regional Conferences and Workshops

Regional Joint Engineer Training Symposium

     2018 - September 12-14 South Central/South Atlantic Baytowne Conference Center at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at 9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W, Miramar Beach, FL

Joint Engineer Training Conference

2019 - May 7-9 in Tampa, FL
2020 - May 27-29 in Washington, DC

Small Business Conference 

          2018 - November 20-22, location to be determined 

Facilities Management Workshop

      2018 - February 8-9 in San Antonio, TX

DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings 

    2018 - March 6 -7 Capital Week in North Bethesda, MD 

Transition Workshop & Job Fair

     2018 - February 22-23 in Linthicum, MD

Post Leaders Workshop

      2018 - Aug 19-21 in Bonita Springs, FL 

Student Leaders Conference  


Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post – 9/11, to enable them to rebuild their lives.  SAME will assist with professional knowledge for HFOT.  Posts are a valuable resource for corporate partners, local building code interpretation, and engineering support.  See MOA.


NextOp recruits, trains, and places high-performing middle-enlisted military leaders into energy, construction and healthcare careers.  SAME assists with credentialing information and helps NextOp expand it's reach to the national stage to magnify the impact on our veterans.  See MOA.


In 2007, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) launched its vocational rehabilitation and employment program, PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment). With offices now co-located in VA medical centers in Tampa, Richmond, San Antonio, Chicago, Minneapolis and Long Beach, Operation PAVE serves veterans nationwide using a hybrid, integrated approach to assist veterans and transitioning service members who face significant barriers to employment, as well as their spouses and caregivers.  PVA and PAVE do not only serve paralyzed veterans, but all veterans with any barrier to employment.  See MOA.