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.


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Council Chair

Lisa Thoele, CPSM

Education Opportunities

Professional Development Webinar: Introduction to the FAR


Presenter: Michael Richard, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman

When: December 6, 2018, 12:00 pm EST

PDH Certificate

Past Webinar: 6 September 2018, Social Media Hacks

Webinar Recording & PDH Certificate

Organization Structure

Vice Chair: Victoria Mechtly, Tepa, LLC

Mentoring & Recognition: Danielle Barner, Atkins

Communication: Yvonne Simon, 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 

Connect: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/299271589 

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

SAME Joint Engineer Training Conference

May 7-9, 2019, Tampa Bay, Florida

Information coming soon!





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: yleesimon@gmail.com

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 

(fall applications complete: 5 Oct 2018)
(spring application due date: 5 April 2019)

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. Download the CAAP Application.