The mission of the Joint Engineering Contingency Operations Community of Interest is to facilitate discussion among the military services and industry on current joint engineer operations and the issues that need to be addressed for future joint engineer operations.

  • Include combatant command engineers, field commanders, training center commanders and supporting contractors.
  • Facilitate discussion among the Engineer Officer training centers at AFIT, AES, CECOS and the Marine Corps Center of Excellence on training and education of engineer forces to support the combatant commanders.

The desired end state is the increased relevancy of SAME within the Joint Force and Component Engineer Communities while supporting Contingency Operations.

Join the Community of Interest

You can join any of our communities of interest by logging into your member profile and scrolling down to “Communities of Interest” and click to join.”


Quick Links

2021 Warfighter: Inbrief | Outbrief - 2019 JETC TTEx: Inbrief | Outbrief2018 JETC TTEx: Inbrief | Outbrief2017 JETC TTEx: Inbrief | Outbrief2017 TTEx Recap: Natural Disaster Response2016 TTEx Recap: Setting a Contingency Theater

Community Chair

James Romasz, P.E.


Vice Chair

Col. Matthew Beverly, P.E., USAF
U.S. Army War College


Meetings & Webinars

5 OCT 21, 1300 hrs EST - JECO COI Meeting
8 DEC 21, 1300 hrs EST - JECO COI Meeting
9 FEB 21, 1300 hrs EST - JECO COI Meeting
5 APR 21, 1300 hrs EST - JECO COI Meeting

11 JUN 20 - Joint NOVA Post & JECO COI "Military Engineering Panel" RECORDING
15 JUN 20 - Joint ISOA & JECO COI "FMS Construction and it's Contribution to Regional Stability" RECORDING


You can also dial in using your phone
United States (Toll Free): 1 877-309-2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129
Access Code: 677-178-533


Organization Structure

Immediate Past Chair: Col. William Haight III, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), WSP

Joint Engineer TTEx Development and Outreach: Col. G. Scott Nall, P.E., USAF, FGM Architects

Joint Engineer Doctrine and Policy: Rear Adm. Chuck Kubic, CEC, USN (Ret), Kubic Engineer Group

Engineer Schools: Lt. Col. Edward Lefler, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Director & Program Manager, Joint Engineering Education Programs

JOEB Representation:  Col. Tim O’Rourke, USA (Ret), Engineer Capability Analyst, ACJCS J4, Joint Staff

News & Updates


Looking for an industry persons to present “Contractors on the Battlefield” during the Joint Engineer Operations Courses (JEOC) which are sponsored by the Joint Operational Engineer Board (JOEB).  Typical presentations are 1 hour in length to include questions and answers.  This is a great opportunity for SAME industry representative to interact with younger military officers and share their experiences and the capabilities and limitations that contractors bring to the Joint Engineer Community.  Class dates are as following for 2021-2022:

  • JEOC Class 21-05, 13-17 Sep 2021, Stuttgart Germany
  • JEOC Class 22-01, 1-5 Nov 2021, MCB, Quantico, VA
  • JEOC Class 22-02, TBD, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI
  • JEOC Class 22-03, 25-29 Apr 2022, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • JEOC Class 22-04, 20-24 Jun 2022, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
  • JEOC Class 22-05, TBD, Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, CA

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Ed Lefler (edward.r.lefler.cov@mail.mil)

PLEASE ensure that you have the JECO COI checked in your SAME member record in order to get relevant information!













Joint Engineer Operations Course

 The JEOC teaches students to understand sister service engineer capabilities and considerations for joint engineer staff and prepares engineers for future joint deployments, staff assignments, and homeland operations. It also prepares engineers from all military services for assignment to a Joint Task Force. The course focuses on joint engineer doctrine, service engineer capabilities, and how to use service engineer capabilities in support of global engineering requirements. Industry members provide the contractor perspective from the private side through a session "Contractors on the Battlefield."  To learn more about the opportunity to sponsor this program, contact Kathy Off, koff@same.org.

For more information and a schedule of courses for FY21-22, click here.

“SAME supports the Joint Engineer Operations Course by providing perspective from industry contractors who have experience in downrange operations. The Contractors on the Battlefield briefings gives insight into how the engineer forces work in concert with contractors and are able to leverage one another's skills and capabilities.”

-Col. Nick Desport, RA, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), Merrick & Company