“To lead collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges.”
The Pikes Peak Post (PPP) 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, as well as tailored opportunities to promote education and credentialing of our membership. The PPP is one of six posts located within the Rocky Mountain Region. The post also supports a Student Chapter at the US Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, CO.
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The Society of American Military Engineers leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. Founded in 1920, SAME unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, project planning, contracting and acquisition, and related disciplines in support of national security.
Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, SAME provides its more than 30,000 members extensive opportunities for training, education and professional development through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, networking events and publications. With a membership that includes recent service academy graduates and retired engineering officers, project managers and corporate executives, uniformed and public sector professionals and private sector experts, SAME bridges the gaps between critical stakeholders to help secure our nation. Click here to view SAME's military ranks poster, which features ranks and insignia of each of the military services.
SAME consists of 105 Posts and more than 50 Student Chapters and Field Chapters around the world along with a headquarters staff. Nationally, the organization is led by a volunteer Board of Direction that comprises five National Officers, 17 Regional Vice Presidents, the Chairs of the Mission Committees & Councils, as well as 12 Elected Directors who serve three-year terms and are elected in groups of four annually. Click here to view past SAME National Presidents since 1920.
The Society of American Military Engineers kicked off our 100th year of existence by publishing the 2025 SAME Strategic Plan in January 2020. While the plan is new, the purpose and direction of the Society remains unchanged.
Set the industry standard for active membership that creates lasting impact at the local and national levels.
“We are establishing at this time a Society of American Military Engineers. This society will serve no selfish purpose. It is dedicated to patriotism and national security. Its objects are, in brief, to promote solidarity and co-operation 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.”
–The Military Engineer magazine, January 1920
With these words, published just 13 months after the end of World War I, SAME was established. While the organization has grown and evolved over the last 95 years, its purpose has not changed. SAME is the premier engineering association in the United States bringing together public and private sector professionals to build connections, share lessons learned, and develop solutions to strengthen our national security.
As a young organization, SAME grew from our nation's experiences in “The War to End All Wars” when more than 11,000 civilian engineers were called to duty. Upon their return home, 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.
Be it known to all by these presents:
The members of The Society of American Military Engineers residing in and near Rocky Mountain Region 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 Pikes Peak 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 7th day of November, 1942.
THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS
Signed by the President and Secretary