Mount Tacoma Post

Our Mission

Build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.

The Mount Tacoma Post of the Society of American Military Engineers was established in 1950, joining the growing number of SAME posts after the national Society’s creation in 1919. SAME was formed with the goal of bringing together civilian and military engineers to collaborate and share knowledge for the benefit of national defense. The Tacoma Post has a rich history dating back over 70 years, with its members making valuable contributions to military engineering projects and innovations in the Pacific Northwest. The Mount Tacoma Post now boasts over 200 members and holds monthly meetings near Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Current Newsletter

Click here to view our current newsletter with info about our February 15 meeting.

Upcoming Tacoma Events

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Past Presentations

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To receive monthly updates on our Post and events, please contact Dave Newkirk.

★ Post Leadership

Julio Iguina, PE Project Executive at The Walsh Group



Each summer, SAME’s STEM/Engineering & Construction Camps offer high school students a unique chance to start their STEM journey alongside seasoned members of the military engineering community and A/E/C industry. While applications for 2024 are now closed, it is never too early to start thinking about next year!

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Communities of Interest

SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular technical field or demographic within joint engineering and the A/E/C industry.