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Award Presentation - 2018 Project of the Year
Award Presentation - 2018 Project of the Year

Members of SAME Pittsburgh Post presented the award for Outstanding Project of the Year - 2018 to US Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and WSP for their work on the Temporary Power Project – Puerto Rico. 

Pictured (L to R):

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr.
Col. Andrew "Coby" Short
Tim Kyper, P.E.
Robert Davis


Outstanding Project of the Year
Outstanding Project of the Year

Attention NCOs and Young Members! Deadline of October 4th.

If you do not receive reimbursement for these exams from your company or another organization, SAME may be able to help.


In an effort to support SAME Young and Enlisted members obtain credentials that strengthen their professional development, SAME has developed the Credential Achievement Awards Program (CAAP). The program is intended to help fund exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications, or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions.

Credentialing exam types include:

a. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and Professional Engineer Exam (any discipline) 

b. Architect Registration Examination (for any division) 

c. Certified Construction Manager (Sponsored by Construction Management Association of America) 

d. Design-Build Certification (Sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America) 

e. Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (Sponsored by U.S. Green Building Council) 

f. Certified Energy Manager (Sponsored by Association of Energy Engineers) 

g. Project Management Professional (Sponsored by Project Management Institute) 

h. Certified Facility Manager (Sponsored by International Facility Management Association) 

i. Credentials offered by National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) 

j. Other credentialing programs as deemed appropriate by the selection committee 


The deadline to apply is October 4, 2019. To learn more about the program, click here. To download the application,  click here.


If you have questions about the program or the application process, feel free to contact Suzanne Grix , Mentor/Recognition Vice-chair, Young Member Community of Interest (COI) at suzannegrix@gleis.com.

Veterans Day Activities at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Veterans Day Activities at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Volunteer With Us! Volunteers are needed to assist with the flag raising and headstone cleaning on Friday, 11/8 (volunteers will meet at Shelter No. 2 at 12:30 PM).

If interested, please send us an email:  PittsburghPost@gmail.com

Presentations Posted! Small Business and Sustaining Member Workshop
Presentations Posted! Small Business and Sustaining Member Workshop

Thank you to our speakers and all those who attended this successful networking event!  We hope you found this to be an informative event, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming luncheons soon.


Presentations are available HERE.

Photos from the event are available HERE.

Pittsburgh Post Volunteer Day - Homes For Our Troops
Pittsburgh Post Volunteer Day - Homes For Our Troops

The Pittsburgh Post participated in a Volunteer Day for the home being built for PO3 Justin Hendrickson and his wife Jennie on Saturday, July 20 in Harrisville, PA (approximately 1 hour north of Pittsburgh).  


Thank you to Holly Douglas and Eric Tse for their participation!


Post Awards from 2019 JETC
Post Awards from 2019 JETC

SAME's  Posts participated in the annual Streamer Awards to reward dedication and service to SAME at the local level.  

Bunkers in Baghdad: Donations accepted through mid-June
Bunkers in Baghdad is a not-for-profit charity that collects and sends new and used golf balls, clubs, and equipment to our troops around the world, with a focus on the brave men and women currently serving in combat zones.

Learn more here!


Scott Nesbit is collecting items and plans to deliver them directly in mid-June.  Please contact Scott (EMAIL) if you have any questions or can contribute.

April Luncheon - Photos and Presentation Posted
April Luncheon - Photos and Presentation Posted
Mr. Bob Winters, Protective Security Advisor assigned to Pittsburgh for the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) joined us for our April luncheon.  Photos are available HERE.

A copy of his presentation is available HERE.

Call for Nominations! 2019 Pittsburgh Post Awards

At our annual banquet on May 14, 2019, the Pittsburgh Post intends to present three (3) awards to recognize our members:

Professional of the Year;
Outstanding Project of the Year; and
Young Professional of the Year.

For a description of these awards and qualification criteria, please CLICK HERE

For consideration by the awards committee, kindly complete a nomination form and return by April 26, 2019 to Tim Kyper, tim@digioiagray.com.


SAME 2019 Leader Development Program

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) seeks creative and innovative problem solvers to participate in the inaugural Leader Development Program (LDP). Developed with support from the SAME Foundation, LDP identifies and cultivates talent from within the SAME membership who seek to advance their leadership skills to address the nation’s grand challenges. The target participant is an enthusiastic, mid-career professional dedicated to the mission and strategic direction of the Society. Members of SAME with at least one-year membership in the Society as of December 21, 2018, and with at least five years of progressive professional experience may apply. One applicant will be selected from each Region.


The program runs from May 2019 through May 2020 and includes over 80 hours of training and reading assignments. The SAME Foundation is funding the program due to the generous funding of individual members, sustaining members, partners and friends of the Society. Participants will have their JETC 2019 and JETC 2020 registration, travel, lodging, associated travel expenses, training and administrative costs paid by the SAME Foundation.  Salary, books and all other costs are paid for by the candidate or candidate’s organization.


Applications for the LDP need to be submitted to Scott Nesbit by Friday, December 21.  Instructions for the applications and additional information on the program  can be found HERE.