We have revised the Streamer criteria for calendar year 2020.
2020 Streamer Criteria.
Each year, the Posts of the Society of American Military Engineers strive to earn Streamer Awards in recognition of outstanding performance and achievement in five areas supporting the SAME Strategic Plan. The Post Streamer Awards are presented during the Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo held the following spring.
Streamer Award Submission Procedures
Submissions received without an accompanying Streamer Submission Form will not be reviewed. NOTE: Please remember that extremely large files run the risk of being rejected by any e-mail server. Documents that exist only in hard copy should be scanned and converted to PDF format. If you have reason to doubt that your submission was received, please contact the Post Operations Specialist.
All submissions will be logged at the SAME National office and a confirmation e-mail will be sent to verify receipt. It is the responsibility of the Post Leaders to ensure that their Posts' submissions were received.
If a Post submitted a form, and it was not received due to a technical error, the original submission e-mail should be forwarded to the Post Operations Specialist. If it is determined that the Streamer submission was not received or logged at the SAME National office through no fault of the Post, the submission will be considered.
Supporting documentation for each of the elements is required and write up should include the impact of the activity. Previous submissions may be found in the Post Document Exchange. When in doubt, send inquiries to the Post Operations Specialist.
Streamer Committee Procedures
Streamer Committees are created to review each Post's individual streamer submissions and determine if they have met all the requirements to win the specific streamer. Committees are typically to be made up of five (5) to seven (7) people, including a committee chair. Any SAME member can volunteer to be on a committee. Committee Chairs are chosen based on leadership and involvement in the Society. If interested in serving on one of the Streamer committees send an e-mail to the Post Operations Specialist.
Deadline for Submissions/Extensions
The Calendar Year 2020 Streamer Submissions – will be due on January 31, 2021.
Extensions may be granted only in extreme circumstances. Extensions must be requested at least one week before the submission due date. Requests for an extension for any of the Streamers, except the Membership Streamer must be submitted to the Post Operations Specialist no later than January 24, 2021 to the Post Operations Specialist.
Reconsideration Period Information - If the Post does not win a Streamer you may ask for reconsideration. The deadline for a reclama request is no more than one week after initial Streamer results are posted. To request reconsideration send an email to the Post Operations Specialist and provide additional information to support the request. The review team will re-evaluate the submission and make a final decision.
Once the reclama period has closed, final results will be posted. The National Awards & Recognition Committee will meet to select Top Post for Small, Medium and Large Posts. Top Posts will be published once those Posts have been notified.
Distinguished Post Criteria
No Submission is required for the Distinguished Post Award. However the following criteria must be satisfied for a Post to be considered Distinguished Post:
- Small Post (0-175 members): Won Membership Retention Streamer + 2 (of the 4) Streamers Awards that require submissions.
- Medium Post (176-450 members): Won Membership Retention Streamer + 3 (of the 4) Streamers Awards that require submissions.
- Large Post (451+ members): Won Membership Retention Streamer + 4 (of the 4) Streamer Awards that require submissions.
Distinguished Student Chapters
For a student chapter to be considered as a Distinguished Student Chapter they must have provided a Student Chapter Status Report on time. Additional details may be found on the College Outreach COI page.
Distinguished Student Chapter Streamer form. Deadline for submission is April 15.