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.


   2025 Strategic Outcome


Set the industry standard for active membership that creates lasting impact at the local and national levels.


“Our value proposition provided the touchstone to the strategic plan and helped us concentrate on what is important: ‘The Society of American Military Engineers offers professional and personal development, networking and community involvement to individuals of all ages committed to contributing to our national security, by leading a collaborative and focused coalition of organizations that creates opportunities to address and resolve issues that enhance our national security posture.’

–Col. Marvin Fisher, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)


  • Strengthen Industry-Government Engagement
  • Build and Sustain Resilient Communities
  • Develop Leaders for the Profession
  • Enrich the STEM Pipeline for the Nation
  • Prepare Service members and Veterans for the A/E/C Industry

Strengthen Industry-Government Engagement

  • Objective 1
    Ensure SAME’s Industry-Government Engagement Plan promotes multidisciplined industry-government collaboration and adds value to shared efforts to improve America’s infrastructure, with the Society recognized by all stakeholders as the platform for industry-government engagement.
  • Objective 2
    Develop Strategic Partnerships to identify focus areas, challenges, opportunities, and potential solutions, integrating mutual expertise to achieve greater results.
  • Objective 3
    Ensure SAME’s Communities of Interest serve Posts and national entities as subject matter experts, leveraging the Society’s broad technical diversity to advance knowledge, standards, and best practices.
  • Objective 4
    Develop a portfolio of professional communications to inform, educate, and reinforce SAME’s impact to the nation; provide a repository of industry-government engagement tools, resources, and lessons learned on the SAME national website.
  • Objective 5
    Promote inclusion of stakeholder interests at the Post, regional, and national levels through meetings, workshops, symposiums, and conferences.

“True industry-government engagement is not about providing access. It is about sharing knowledge and best practices, conducting joint training, building trust, and collaborating on issues to solve problems and reach consensus.’

–Col. Miro Kurka, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)



Build and Sustain Resilient Communities

  • Objective 1
    Leverage local, regional, national, and international partnerships to educate and train members and stakeholders on infrastructure risks, mitigation efforts, and joint response strategies to natural and man-made events.
  • Objective 2
    Utilize SAME’s multidisciplinary network to connect and educate stakeholders on new and existing technologies and to develop solutions to problems across critical infrastructure sectors.
  • Objective 3
    Promote partnerships and collaboration supporting the needs of military installations in pursuit of mission assurance and readiness (such as energy, water, and cyber security).
  • Objective 4
    Utilize SAME’s national relationships and local Posts to furnish vertical collaboration between all levels of government and private business.
  • Objective 5
    Lead collaboration to advocate for streamlined acquisition and implementation of resilience solutions.

“While the range of vulnerable, critical sectors has expanded, the application of resilience principles remains equally applicable. It is the manner of application that varies.”

–Col. Joe Manous Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)


Develop Leaders for the Profession

  • Objective 1
    Execute leader development programs at the Post, regional, and national levels and ensure their long-term viability.
  • Objective 2
    Promote a structured mentoring continuum, highlighting growth and leadership opportunities for members at all levels.
  • Objective 3
    Support and promote the SAME Foundation in fostering engineering leadership for the nation.
  • Objective 4
    Increase participation and partnerships with academic institutions and college students at the local, regional, and national levels.
  • Objective 5
    Utilize SAME Fellows to assist Posts in building engagement, identifying and developing volunteer leaders, and establishing succession plans.



“We are at a crossroads in the United States with some of the toughest infrastructure challenges we have ever faced, along with significant geopolitical concerns around the world—the future of which are unpredictable. This all requires new ideas, innovation, collaboration, and
leaders to pull teams together.”

–Caroline Roberts, GISP, and Lt. Col. Michael Darrow, P.E., PMP, F.SAME, USA (Ret.)


Enrich the STEM Pipeline for the Nation

  • Objective 1
    Become a leader in STEM initiatives by leveraging national partnerships and connecting with locally relevant organizations focused on advancing STEM.
  • Objective 2
    Grow prospective members of the Society through K-12 outreach, scholarships, sponsorships, and engagement of college students.
  • Objective 3
    Grow participation in existing, and create new, Post and national STEM camps and initiatives; develop programs to motivate members to serve as mentors.
  • Objective 4
    Align students with mentors to enhance learning and long-term commitment that leads them into STEM professions.
  • Objective 5
    Enhance college outreach by collaborating nationally to help define the effective and unique role of Student Chapters.



“Many of us chose this field because we were exposed to it by someone else who worked in a STEM position. We have a great responsibility to pay it forward for the next generation.”

–Henry Dulaney, P.E., F.SAME


Prepare Service members and Veterans for the A/E/C Industry

  • Objective 1
    Provide technical and joint training, industry best practices, and networking opportunities to servicemembers at the Post, regional, and national levels.
  • Objective 2
    Provide servicemembers and veterans access to the full spectrum of credentialing for licensed professionals, skilled labor certifications, and other A/E/C qualifications.
  • Objective 3
    Enable success during and after active service by eliminating barriers to participation and by partnering with organizations that promote the entirety of veteran well-being.
  • Objective 4
    Sponsor leader development, networking, mentoring, and job fair opportunities for transitioning servicemembers that connect them to trade labor unions, industry organizations, and other professional resources.
  • Objective 5
    Operationalize the Post sponsorship model, where SAME Posts coordinate to welcome servicemembers/civilians and their families upon transitioning to new locations.



“The values that servicemembers and veterans bring are immeasurable. Ensuring they are immersed in the full aspects of the profession is beneficial both to the individuals and the engineering community.”

–Chief Master Sgt. Adam Boubede, USAF



“Throughout the Society, our members do not accomplish anything alone. They contribute as members of the Board of Direction and the Communities of Interest. They contribute as members of Posts and Regions. They contribute as members of the Academy of Fellows and through the SAME Foundation. They contribute as students, as young professionals, as mid-career managers, and as senior leaders.”

–Brig. Gen. Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)

   Post Resource Center


Are you an SAME Post Leader? Here you will find information about Streamer criteria, change of office reports, financial and administrative information, best practices samples and templates, and operations manuals. Learn more about Post Resource Center.


“Member participation continues to grow as we share best practices and as we put into practice the lessons we are learning at the Post Leader Workshop to enable volunteer leaders to be more effective and save time.”

-Capt. Mike Blount, P.E., LEED AP, F.SAME, USN (Ret.), AECOM, 2016-2017 SAME National President


   Academy of Fellows


Are you an SAME Post Leader? Here you will find information about Streamer criteria, change of office reports, financial and administrative information, best practices samples and templates, and operations manuals. Learn more about Academy of Fellows.


   Young Professionals


The mission of the SAME Young Professionals Community of Interest (YP COI) is to be an advocate for and engage young professionals support for SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. The charter detailing how the COI is organize can be found here. More resources are available below. Young Professionals.


   Communities of Interest


SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular community of interest or demographic within the A/E/C industry. Learn more about Communities of Interest.