The SAME Resilience Community of Interest (COI) directly supports the second SAME Strategic Plan goal to “Build and Sustain Resilient Communities”. This effort is conducted through support to Posts and as National initiatives that contribute to government and private sector collaboration to minimize the impacts of and enhance effective response and recovery to natural and man-made threats.

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You can join any of our communities of interest by logging into your member profile and scrolling down to “Communities of Interest” and click to join.”

Need help with a Post meeting presentation related to resilience? Contact Caroline Manik for assistance from the Resilience COI for ideas, presentations, or speakers.


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  • About
  • Resources
  • Past Resilience Events

The Resilience Community was formed in October 2016. The predecessor of the Resilience Committee, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council, facilitated public and private sector collaboration to advance the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure security and resilience. That effort continues to broaden, as SAME attempts to mobilize action through its Posts and at the national level to promote secure and resilient infrastructure that supports the Nation’s economy and well-being of its people.

The SAME Resilience Committee builds upon TISP’s efforts of affiliation with a variety of agencies, private industry, associations, and individuals sharing common interests in resilient infrastructure to not only mobilize action through SAME Posts, but connect with the uniformed services, local communities, and federal agencies.

Resilience References

Federal Government Department of Defense



Organizational Guidance

  • ASFPM-Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • NERC-North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • AWWA-American Water Works Association
  • TRB-Transportation Research Board


  • TRB-Lifelines: The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (2019) World Bank

Organization Structure & Objectives

Organization Structure

Albert RomanoChair: Mr Albert Romano

Technical Advisory Group: Mr Albert Romano

Regional Outreach Co-Chair: MAJ Brec Wilshusen
P.E., USAF (Ret)

Mike PampalonePost Outreach Co-Chair: Mr Mike Pampalone

Cybersecurity: Lt Col John T. Enyeart
P.E., PMP, USAF (Ret.)

Caroline ManikWeb Co-Chair: Ms Caroline Manik

CAPT Jay ManikMembership Co-Chair: CAPT Jay Manik
P.E., USCG (Ret)

IGE Co-Chair: Mr Albert Romano

Albert RomanoMember: Mr Norm Campbell



  1. Leverage local, regional, national, and international partnerships to educate and train members and stakeholders on infrastructure risks, mitigation efforts, and joint response strategies to natural and man-made events.
  2. Utilize SAME’s multidisciplinary network to connect and educate stakeholders on new and existing technologies and to develop solutions to problems across critical infrastructure sectors.
  3. Promote partnerships and collaboration supporting the needs of military installations in pursuit of mission assurance and readiness (such as energy, water, and industrial control system cyber security).
  4. Utilize SAME’s national relationships and local Posts to furnish vertical collaboration between all levels of government and private business.
  5. Lead collaboration to advocate for streamlined acquisition and implementation of resilience solutions.

Upcoming Events

Management Practices in Emergency Response & Embassy Construction

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM EST


SAME DC Post in Association with CMAA NCC

Featuring PHS, FEMA/DHA, and OBO

Register here for the event

National Strategies for Storms, Flooding & Sea Level Defense

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 11:00 AM EST


The Storms, Flooding & Sea Level Defense conference will be the fourth conference produced by the Propeller Club of Northern California and the Society of American Military Engineers.

Register here for the event