Please direct all initial communication through our Public Relations Officer, Jeff Clark, VP. Jeff Clark

For Japanese visitors interested in joining SAME, please click on this link. Application


The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals."

At the Okinawa Field Chapter of the Japan Post, we will strive to improve the sense of partnership between the various elements of the engineering community: Academia, Industry and Government. To that end, our goal will be to integrate efforts across Okinawa, ultimately helping to inform and educate both the current and future members of the engineering community."


  • President: Col Robert “Scott” Grainger, USAF

  • Vice President: Mr. Todd Arao

  • Vice President Programs: Ed Ossome, TSgt

  • Vice President Membership: Mr. Eduardo Oyadomari

  • Vice President Public Relatiions: Mr. Jeff Clark, North Wind Group 

  • Treasurer: Evan Fortney, 1Lt

  • Secretary: Mr.Josh Dobbs

  • Sergeant at Arms: Tommy Childers, SMSgt



We are seeking generous donations of $500.00 to $1,000.00 from individuals and companies to help our organization.
The SAME is a 501c (3) educational and science organization. All event proceeds will support SAME Japan Post’s symposium venue costs, scholarship program, construction camps, and youth outreach programs for American and Okinawa students pursuing their education in engineering or architecture.

Additionally donations will offset venue costs for putting on these events, your generosity is deeply requested.




Thank you for attending our 2018 Symposium

Presentation files will soon be uploaded to our website.

SAME 2018 Symposium


7 February 2019 - Japan Society of the Defense Facility Engineers (JSDFE) 2019 Annual Forum. General Information for Visitors:

1.     Date/Time: February 7, 2019 (Thu) 10:00~17:30  
2.     Location: Hotel Grandhille Ichigaya (TEL:03-3268-0111) Website:
3.     Exhibit Content:
- SAME Japan Post Booth
- Military Engineering Related Vendor booths
- Presentation by booths (10 minutes per vendor)
- Special Guest Presenter (Past presenters include former and current MOD, JSDF, and Parliament Members)
- Business Card Exchange Dinner (\3, 000)

Click here for more information: General Information   Past Poster (2017)

12 February 2019, GMM Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kadena Officers Club

12 March 2019, Site Tour, TBD

14 May 2019, GMM Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kadena Officers Club

11 June 2019, GMM Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kadena Officers Club

16 July 2019, GMM Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Kadena Officers Club

10 September 2019 GMM Luncheon/Site Tour, TBD

17-18 October 2019, SAME Japan Post Engineering Symposium, TBD

10 December 2019, Bonenkai, TBD