Who We Are
The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) builds leaders and leads collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges. Founded in 1920, the Society unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, project planning, contracting and acquisition, and related disciplines in support of national security.
With a National Office in Alexandria, Va., and 100 Posts around the world, SAME provides its nearly 30,000 members with extensive opportunities for training, education and professional development through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, networking events, publications, webinars, and other member-driven programs. With a membership that includes recent service academy graduates and retired engineering officers, non-commissioned officers, project managers and corporate executives, uniformed and public sector professionals and private sector experts, SAME bridges the gaps between critical stakeholders to help secure our nation.
SAME consists of 100 Posts and more than 50 Student Chapters and Field Chapters along with a National Office staff. Nationally, the organization is led by a volunteer Board of Direction that comprises five National Officers, 17 Regional Vice Presidents, the Chairs of the Communities of Interest, as well as 12 Elected Directors who serve three-year terms and are elected in groups of four annually.
SAME 2021 Annual Report
Build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.
Serve our nation as the foremost integrator for leadership development and technical collaboration within the A/E/C profession.
Integrity: Unwavering commitment to always do what is right, regardless of consequences.
Patriotism: Support our national ideals and take pride in our country.
Public Service: Recognize the critical contribution that public servants make in supporting the economic and environmental needs of the nation.
National Security: Recognize the dedication of our national security team, comprised of the uniformed services, civil service and contractors, in defending freedom.
Technical Competence: Deliver high-quality solutions.
Excellence: Strive for the highest standards of performance in all actions, both personal and professional.
Environmental Stewardship: Preserve, protect, conserve and restore our national resources through sustainable practices.
In 2020, SAME celebrated its 100th Anniversary, reaffirming a legacy of service to the nation and support to strengthening the engineering profession. As the Society moves forward in its second century, we are focused on delivering value and impact to our members, partners, and stakeholders. Whether strengthening engagement between industry and government, building and sustaining resilient communities, developing leaders for the profession, enriching the STEM pipeline for the nation, or preparing veterans and servicemembers for the A/E/C industry, SAME is working to help secure America’s future, together.