Council Mission

The mission of the SAME Young Members Council is to be an advocate for and engage young member support of SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. Download the Council Charter here.

Join Council

Unsure if you should join? Watch this video. You can join any of our councils through the Member Update Page. Join this council now!



Mentoring & Recognition

Highlight  your achievements or those of another YM in TME!  Please use the following Spotlight Nomination form, or contact Danielle Barner with any questions.

Have a Post Event or YM Achievement to share in our next newsletter? Contact Yvonne Simon:

The Engineering & Construction Camps are looking for scholarship awardee mentors and camp counselors!  Contact Elizabeth Meyer if you’re interested in mentoring!

The Enlisted Committee and Joint Engineer Contingency Operations Committee are both looking for more YMs to get engaged.  If you have interest in learning more about these committees and their missions contact Adam Boubede (Enlisted) or Marie Harnly (JECO).

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP) to promote the professional development of SAME Young Members and Enlisted Members in support of the SAME Strategic Plan. The CAAP serves to fulfill an objective which is to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit our SAME members.

SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for Young Members. The full program details and application are located here. For questions regarding the program and to submit your application, please contact Danielle Barner.

(fall applications complete: 5 Oct 2018) | (spring application due date: 5 April 2019) | Download the CAAP Application.


Council Chair

Lisa Thoele, CPSM


Organization Structure

Vice Chair: Victoria Mechtly, Tepa, LLC

Mentoring & Recognition: Danielle Barner, Atkins

Communication: Yvonne Lee, AIA, U.S. Navy CNIC/CNRJ

Conferences: Jimmy Blake, OBG

Secretary: Vacant

Programs: Jeff Duguid, RLF

Military/Govt. Engagement: LT Sam Lee, P.E., CEC, USN

Organization Chart

Stay Engaged

Young Member Council Monthly Call – All YMs are Welcome!

Date: Second Thursday of Every Month

Time: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. EST 


Dial: (571) 317-3129   Access Code: 299-271-589

SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference

May 7-9, 2019, Tampa Bay, Florida

Information coming soon!

Education Opportunities

Professional Development Webinar: The Story Your Financial Statements Tell

Think of the financial statements as the score card of the business. If you don’t know how to read the score card, your business could be in great jeopardy and you not even know. Learn the skills necessary to successfully interpret and analyze your financials.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the need to understand financial statements in everyday business.
  2. Understand the basic financial statements.
  3. Identify the appropriate steps to conduct a financial statement analysis.
  4. Identify the factors that would determine how much external financing is needed.

Presenter: Brent McClure, McClure Consulting, Inc.

When: **DATE CHANGE** June 6, 2019, 12:00 pm EST


PDH Certificate will be available after webinar.

Past Webinar: December 6, 2018, Introduction to the FAR

PDH Certificate