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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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.



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



Organization Structure & Objectives

Organization Structure

Chair: Col. Joe D Manous, Jr, P.E., Ph.D., F.SAME, USA (Ret)

Technical Advisory Group: Mr Albert Romano

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

Post Outreach Co-Chair: Mr Mike Pampalone

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

Web Co-Chair: Ms Caroline Manik

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

IGE Co-Chair: Mr Albert Romano



  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.

Education Opportunities

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wildlife Flood Risk Management R&D

February 10, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

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Speaker: Ian E. Floyd, Principal Investigator, Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)


Mike Pampalone, Senior Vice President, Homeland Security and National Resilience, ICF 


This presentation will discuss wildfire effects to U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) flood risk management and emergency management missions and demonstrate recently developed USACE modeling capabilities for predicting post-wildfire flood risk. This R&D is focused on better understanding and predicting post-wildfire flood and debris flow events. This research is conducted in partnership with the USACE Institute for Water Resources, Hydrologic Engineering Center (IWR-HEC), and with all districts within both USACE South Pacific Division (USACE-SPD) and USACE Northwest Division (USACE-NWD). With the goal of developing, (a) fast but reliable methods to assess post-wildfire flood risk, and (b) quantitative methods to predict changes in stream flow and sediment runoff processes following wildfires for planning and designing of flood and debris flow control measures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the effects of wildfires on flood risk management and emergency management communities-of-practices.
  2. Develop an understanding of the ongoing USACE R&D mission and the need across western USACE district.
  3. Improve understanding of post-wildfire modeling capabilities and current-state-of-practice limitations.
  4. Review the future USACE R&D direction and importance of closely linking practitioners with the R&D community to address unique challenges like wildfires and climate change.

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