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The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Dallas Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Dallas Post membership.

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SAME Annual Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency Workshop

Please join both the Dallas and Fort Worth SAME Post for the 12th annual clay shoot on Friday September 13, 2019. This event will provide a great opportunity to network with other leaders in the industry as well as provide some fun competition. All proceeds from this event will be used to support the Wounded Warriors and to fund scholarships for deserving students in the areas of architecture, engineering and science programs at accredited universities. Please feel free to forward this email around to colleagues, friends and clients.

 2019 SAME Joint Dallas & Fort Worth Posts 12th Annual Clay Shoot Details


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Date And Time:

Fri, September 13, 2019

8:00 AM – 1:30 PM CDT



Elm Fork Shooting Sports

10751 Luna Rd

Dallas, TX 75220



8:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Registration and Breakfast
8:45 AM - Safety Orientation 

9:00 AM - Shotgun Start 

12:00 - 1:30 PM - Lunch and Awards

Note: Non-member NSCA/NSSA Class B and above shooters are not eligible for shooting prizes.

Refund Policy:

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable

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SAME Annual Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency Workshop


Come join the Dallas and Fort Worth Posts for this excellent workshop. The event will be held on Monday, August 05, 2019 from 7:30 AM untill 1:00 PM. It will be held in Fort Worth at the Petroleum Club. Featured topics include Water Utility Resilience - USEPA, Transportation Resilience - FHWA, Military Facilities Resilience - Woolpert, Flood Resilience - Arcadis and Stormwater Resilience -UT Alrington. The keynote speaker (Cyber Resilience) will be Sheraun Howard, FBI.


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SAME Young Members Event

Join us for a great night of baseball, networking food and drinks on June 13th, 2019 at 6:00 PM! Tickets are $22.50 and will include a seat with our SAME group, premium food basket, unlimited peanuts, popcorn and non-alcoholic beverages from the concession stand.

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SAME Fort Worth Government Industry Day Workshop and Forth Worth\Dallas Post Joint Golf Tournament

Join us on June 12th and June 13th to learn about opportunities to contract with government agencies, including the Fort Worth District, network with businesses serving the government, and to engage with agency representatives. See our Eventbrite post for full agenda details. 

─ Networking continues on June 13th  with a golf outing, which is a joint event with the Dallas Post 
─ Invited Agencies: VA, EPA, FAA, FEMA, AAFES, Dyess AFB, TxDOT, and TANG
─ Confirmed Agencies: Galveston District, Little Rock District, Tulsa District, GSA, AFCEC, SBA, PTACT, JRB/NAVFAC, TRVA, and DOE
─ Matchmaking opportunities will be available day of
─ After Hours / Social Hour will be at Texas Live! in Arlington from 5:00-7:30pm 

2nd Annual Government Industry Day Workshop June 12th (Click Here to Register)

Annual SAME Forth Worth and Dallas Post Joint Golf Tournament June 13th (Click Here to Register)

SAME Dallas Post Foundation Scholarship Opportunity (Undergraduate and High School Students)

During World War I, it became apparent that there was a need for our nation to access public and private sector 
engineers to support the nation’s defense.  In 1919, the Army’s Chief of Engineers proposed the formation of an 
"association of engineers" that would preserve, and expand upon, connections formed in war and promote the 
advancement of engineering and its related professions.  Subsequently the Society of American Military Engineers 
(SAME) was founded by Congressional Act in 1920.  The Society’s Motto was, “Dedicated to the National Defense”.  
Today, the Society has over 30,000 members from industry, military, academia and government.  The Society’s Mission 
is, “SAME leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure challenges.”

The Dallas Post Foundation Board shall utilize an evaluation plan to rate and rank all eligible candidates.  
The application and required information is due to the Dallas Post Foundation at the following address by 
May 3, 2019.   

Scholarship Applications 

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Undergraduate (Click Here)

Please Send Applications to the following address:

SAME Scholarship Applications 
ATTN: Ben Matthews, PE 
609 Seeport Drive 
Allen, TX 75013 


Past events

Presentations from Infrastructure Forum December 2018

Agenda (Click Here)

Key Note Speaker

Presentation Title:   Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Speaker:                John Terrell, Vice President Commercial Development, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Morning Presentations 1st Session    

Presentation Title:   DART Perspective

Speaker:                 Timothy H. McKay, P.E., Executive Vice President, Growth/Regional Development

Presentation Title:   TxDOT-Fort Worth Perspective

Speaker:                 John Cordary, P.E., Deputy District Engineer, TXDOT, Fort Worth

Presentation Title:   TxDOT-Dallas Perspective

Speaker:                 Mo Bur, P.E., District Engineer, Dallas District – TxDOT

Presentation Title:   USACE Perspective

Speaker:                 Lieutenant Colonel Clay A. Morgan

Morning Presentations 2nd Session   

Presentation Title:   Dallas County Public Works Perspective

Speaker:                 Antoinette Bacchus, DCPW, Assistant Director Transportation and Planning

Presentation Title:   City of Dallas Perspective

Speaker:                 Chris Turner-Noteware, P.E., Assistant Director, Department of Public Works City of Dallas

Presentation Title:   NCTCOG Perspective

Speaker:                 Kevin Feldt, Program Manager

Presentation Title:   North Texas Municipal Water District –NTMWD_ Perspective

Speaker:                 Cesar Baptista, P.E.

Presentation Title:   UTA - College of Engineering Perspective

Speaker:                 Peter E. Crouch, Dean, College of Engineering

Room: Guadalupe  Theme: Security and Resiliency

Presentation Title:   Security and Resiliency Discussion

Speaker:                 Jim Scott, Director, Design Innovation, RESPEC, Inc. Austin, Texas

Presentation Title:   Risk-Informed, Adversary-tolerant Lifecycle Engineering (RALE)

Speaker:                 Daniel J.   Ragsdale, Ph.D., Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center Professor of Practice, Computer Science and Engineering

Room: San Jacinto/Neches  Theme: Data and Asset Management

Presentation Title:   City of Fort Worth Flood Warning System / City of Austin Flood Warning System

Speaker:                 Ranjan S. Muttiah, Senior Professional Engineer, Stormwater Management, City of Fort Worth

Presentation Title:   City of Fort Worth Flood Warning System / City of Austin Flood Warning System

Speaker                  Scott Prinsen, Program Manager, City of Austin Flood Warning System

Presentation Title:   Managing Infrastructure

Speaker:                 Gina Thompson, Director of Strategic Services for the City of Lewisville

Presentation Title:   Public Works Emergency Response Team - PWERT

Speaker:                   Ed Balderas, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator with the City of Rowlett

Room: Concho  Theme: Water Supply - Water Resources

Presentation Title:   Region C Developments

Speaker:                  Glenn Clingenpeel, Trinity River Authority

Presentation Title:   Bois D’arc Lake Update

Speaker:                 Steve Long, Reservoir Project Manager NTMWD

Presentation Title:   Explaining Complex Infrastructure Financing and Operations to the Media

Speaker:                 Wayne Owen, Planning Director at Tarrant Regional Water District

Room: Red River Theme: Mobility

Presentation Title:   DART Shared Mobility Vision

Speaker:                 Robert Parks, Manager, Passenger Support Facilities DART

Presentation Title:   Walkability

Speaker:                 Karla Weaver, AICP,  Senior Program Manage, NCTCOG

Presentation Title:   Dallas Delivery of Bike Share/Scooter Share

Speaker:                 Mike Rogers, City of Dallas

Presentation Title:   UTA College of Engineering

Speaker:                 Dr. Stephen P Mattingly, UTA

Room: Palo Pinto/San Saba Theme: Communities of the Future

Presentation Title:   Successful Project Delivery Into The Future

Speaker:                 John Mears, Dallas County, Assistant Director of Public Works; Engineering and Construction Division

Presentation Title:   Blue Zone

Speaker:                 Matt Dufrene, City of Fort Worth, Vice President and Market Executive

Presentation Title:   Workforce Trend of 2020

Speaker:                 David K. Setzer, Executive Director for Workforce Solutions, NCTCOG

Room: Bluebonnet Theme: Regional Transportation

Presentation Title:   Southern Gateway

Speaker:                 Ashton Strong, P.E., TXDOT

Presentation Title:   Tech for Wrong Way Drivers

Speaker:                  Theresa Poer, Director of Transportation Operations at TxDOT, Fort Worth

Presentation Title:   Cotton Belt Connection

Speaker:                 Chad Edwards has served as the Assistant Vice President of Capital Planning


Presentations from June Transportation Symposium

PDH Credits can be obtained by clicking the link below

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Mobility Discussion - Michael Rogers, Director Department of Transportation City of Dallas

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Moving North Texans – Timothy H. McKay, P.E., Executive Vice President Growth/ Regional Development

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DFW Airport Infrastructure Update – Rusty Hodapp, P.E.

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Hyperloop Texas Towards Next Generation Mobility – Steven Duong, AICP, Associate Vice President AECOM

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Airports and Their Impact – Mark Duebner

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Transportation Symposium – Elizabeth Mow, P.E., Assistant Executive Director Infrastructure

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The Texas Bullet Train – David Arbuckle

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Dallas District Priority Projects – Duane Milligan, P.E. – TxDOT Dallas District

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Fort Worth District Transportation Highlights – John Cordary, P.E., Deputy District Engineer

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PEPS Division – Martin Rodin

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Fort Worth & Dallas SAME Joint Emergency Preparedness and Resiliency Workshop

The Forth Worth and Dallas Chapters of SAME present the Annual Emergency Response and Resiliency Conference! Join us on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for this event. 

The event will be hosted by AAFES at their Duncanville HQ.

Program examples include how AAFES responded to Hurricane Harvey,  the COE's approach to dealing with Hurricane Harvey, a presentation from the national AECOM resiliency expert and the chair of SMU's Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering (national organizational resiliency expert) will speak.  Lastly Team Rubicon, a Vet-managed and staff national emergency response NGO will speak.  

Click here to see the flyer. Additional parking for this event will be provided in the overflow gravel lot.

Click here to sign up for the Event.

Presentations from April Monthly Meeting on March 16th, 2018

Presenter: COL Calvin C. Hudson II, District Commander

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Presentations from March Monthly Meeting on March 19th, 2018

Presenter: Chris Hillman, Irving City Manager

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Presenter: Paul Grimes, City Manager for the City of McKinney

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Presenter: Sustaining Members Jacobs and CDM Smith

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Presentations from February Monthly Meeting on February 26th, 2018
Presenter: Bobby Babcock and George Prochaska

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Presentations from January Monthly Meeting on January 2018

Presenter: Alberta Blair, P.E.

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Presentations from the SAME IF 2018   


Presentation Title: Integrated Project Delivery For Inland Port 

Speaker:John Mears, P.E., Dallas County


Presentation Title: Rejuvenating Our Infrastructure: Making Smart Cities of the Future 

Speakers: Jack Tidwell, Dallas County


Presentation Title: People, Security & Mobility - Security and Safety Enhancements 

Speaker:  David Ehrlicher, AIA, Assistant Vice President


Presentation Title:  Rehabilitation and Capacity Management 

Speaker: Mark Bouma, P.E., Senior Corridor Manager


Presentation Title:  Fort Worth District Overview

Speaker:  Greg Cedillo, P.E., Construction Director


Presentation Title: Dallas District Overview

Speaker: Tony Hartzel, Northeast Texas Communications Manager, TxDOT


Presentation Title:USACE Water Resources Missions and Initiatives

Speaker: Jerry L. Cotter, P.E., Chief Water Resources, USACE, Fort Worth District


Presentation Title:  Rejuvenating Our Infrastructure Through Partnership - Inland Port 

Speaker: Alberta Blair, P.E., Director of Public Works


Presentation Title: Regional Growth, Technology and The Future Of Transit 

Speaker: Raymond Suarez, Chief Operating Officer


Presentation Title:  Rejuvenating Our Infrastructure: Making Smart Cities of the Future 

Speaker: Edith Marvin, Director of Environment and Development


Presentation Title: City of Dallas Infrastructure Management Plan 

Speaker:  Rick Galceran, P.E., Director, Public Works Department


Presentation Title: Ensuring Regional Prosperity

Speaker:  R.J. Muraski, Assistant Deputy Director, Planning/CIP


Presentation Title: Driving Value through Effective Capital Delivery at the City of Fort Worth 

Speaker: Kim C. Arnold, PMP, Assistant Director, Transportation and Public Works


Presentation Title: Integrated Project Delivery For Inland Port 

Speaker:  John Mears, P.E., Dallas County


Presentation Title: Changing Project Delivery

Speaker: Mark Bouma, P.E., Senior Corridor Manager


Presentation Title: City of Dallas Infrastructure Management Plan 

Speaker: Rick Galceran, P.E., Director, Public Works Department


Presentation Title:  An Overview Of Asset Management @ Fort Worth

Speaker: Elizabeth Young, GISP, City of Fort Worth Asset Management - Traffic/ISWM


Presentation Title: Proven Technologies, New Ways of Thinking

Speaker:  Buzz Pishker, Director of Water Utilities Department, City of Arlington


Presentation Title: Watershed Management and Source Water Protection in North Texas 

Speaker: Galen Roberts, Watershed Manager, NTMWD


Presentation Title:  Joe Pool Lake as a Regional Water Supply 

Speaker: Glenn Clingenpeel, TRA


Presentation Title:  Joe Pool Storage Plan Additional Capacity: IPL to Bachman 

Speaker: Ron McCuller, Grand Prairie and Dennis Qualls, DWU


Presentation Title: Protecting Our Natural Assets in an Urbanizing Region 

Speaker:  Jason Pierce, Upper Trinity Regional Water District


Presentation Title:  The Texas Bullet Train

Speaker:  Mike Bobinecz, PMP, Design Build, Texas Central Partners


Presentation Title:  Core Capacity: Platform Extension, Dallas Subway and Central Streetcar 

Speaker:  Ernie Martinez, DART


Presentation Title:  Update on Mobility on Demand Service: GoLink, GoPool 

Speaker:  Robert Parks, DART


Presentation Title: MILO: Autonomous Shuttle Program 

Speaker:  Lyndsay Mitchell, City of Arlington


Presentation Title: APWA Accreditation: Bridging DCPW to the Future 

Speaker: Alberta Blair, P.E., Director of Public Works


Presentation Title:  City Management Perspective on APWA Accreditation 

Speaker:  Bob Hart, City of Corinth


Presentation Title: What Does Accreditation Mean to Rowlett?

Speaker: Shawn Poe, P.E., CFM, Director of Public Works, City of Rowlett


Presentation Title: APWA Accreditation

Speaker: Jim Proce, ICMA-CM & APWA-PWLF


Presentation Title: Impacts On Confidence 

Speaker: Bret Ogletree, NCTCOG


Presentation Title: A New Way of Thinking: Consequence-driven, Adversary-tolerant Lifecycle Engineering

Speaker: Daniel J. Ragsdale, Ph.D., Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center & Professor of Practice, Computer Science and Engineering


Presentation Title: Protecting Our Natural Assets in an Urbanizing Region

Speaker: Nick Z. Fang, Ph.D., P.E., Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, UTA


Presentation Title: Highway Influences on Regional Development

Speaker: Tony Hartzel, Northeast Texas Public Information Manager, TxDOT—Dallas


Presentation Title: City of Dallas Complete Streets Program

Speaker: Tanya Brooks, Assistant Director, Department of Transportation Mobility Planning, City of Dallas


Presentation Title: Transportation Highlights

Speaker:  Greg Cedillo, P.E., Construction Director, TxDOTFort Worth District

Room: San Jacinto/Neches  Theme: Data and Asset Management
Room: San Jacinto/Neches  Theme: Data and Asset Management