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USACE Savannah Military Programs Brief from 24 February 2020

Please click on the following link to access the overview of the USACE Savannah Military Programs by Tony Cady to the SAME Savannah Post on 24 Feb 2020.



2020 Connolly Award Nominations Open Until 17 April 2020


SAME Savannah Post Academic Scholarship Applications for 2020/2021 Due 18 May 2020

The Savannah Post, Society of American Military Engineers, may award up to five recurring scholarships for the 2020/2021 school year for a degree in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) of study for entry into an architectural, engineering, environmental, OR construction career. These recurring scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 for each year of college, up to a total of $12,500 per scholarship recipient over the course of his/her college career. The scholarship is open to a high school senior or current college student (freshman, sophomore, junior). The recipients will be required to be revalidated each subsequent award year to ensure they continue to meet the grade and curriculum requirements. All scholarships will be awarded to the most deserving applicants based on academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and affiliation with SAME.

Applicants must submit completed applications by May 18th, 2020. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a high school senior planning to enroll or current college student currently enrolled in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or related curriculum at an accredited college or university. Enrollment must be planned for the 2020/2021 school year. Revalidation will consist of resubmitting the scholarship application and meeting the B average in an engineering, math or related major.
  2. Have a minimum of a B average (3.0 on 4.0 scale), whether college or high school. Higher grade point averages will garner greater preference.
  3. Meet at least one of the following:
    1. Savannah Post SAME member or member of a sustaining firm.
    2. A dependent of a Savannah Post SAME member or member of a sustaining firm.
    3. Be sponsored by a Savannah Post SAME member or member of a sustaining firm.
  4. Provide a completed application form to include: letters of recommendation (maximum of 3) from high school or college advisor, academic instructors or immediate supervisor; copy of high school or college transcript; copy of SAT/ACT results; headshot photo; short bio, including the name of your high school or college, your parents’ names, your extracurricular activities and interests; your contact information (email and cell phone); and a 2-page, double-spaced essay that discusses why you should be a recipient of a SAME scholarship.

After a review by the Scholarship Committee, the Savannah Post will announce the winners in June 2020. The winners will be presented the scholarship checks at the July 2020 monthly luncheon.



(2020 - 2021 Academic Year)

 Purpose: To encourage and assist qualified students who wish to pursue a college education in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or related degrees so that they, in turn, might further the goals and exemplify the ideals of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Terms: Five annually recurring scholarships in the amount of $2,500.00 per year distributed over up to five academic years for a maximum total of $12,500 each. Awards will be made for the 2020/2021 academic year and must be revalidated each subsequent year for continued annual distribution of the follow-on awards. Eligible applicants may win only one multi-year scholarship, starting in 2020. Applicants who have received single year scholarships from SAME Savannah Post in years prior to 2020 are eligible to apply for the remainder of their college curriculum, provided revalidation requirements are met. 

Eligibility Requirements:  

  1. Active member, son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter of an active or deceased member of the Savannah Post SAME, where active member is defined as being a current member (at the time of the application) who has held current membership for 1 continuous year or more; student member of SAME; son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter of an employee of a current sustaining member firm (the Corps of Engineers is considered a sustaining member firm); employee of current sustaining member firm; or applicant must be sponsored by, and receive a letter of recommendation from, an active member of the Savannah Post SAME.
  2. Graduating high school student or current college student.
  3. Accepted by or attending an accredited college or university for 2020/2021 school year.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Graduating high school applicants: SAT or ACT test results. Higher score will receive greater preference.
  2. Grade point average. Higher average will receive greater preference.
  3. Recommendation by advisor and/or instructor.
  4. Required major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) or related degrees.
  5. Evidence of serious scholastic attitude, good character, leadership qualities, and well-rounded personal development.
  6. Preference to student with military aspirations, as exemplified by enrollment in Officer Training program or previous military service.
  7. Evidence that there is a Financial Need for this Scholarship

2020 Schedule:

  • May 18th: Deadline for receipt of applications.
  • Late June: Notification to scholarship recipients.
  • July:  Distribution of scholarship funds, recipients expected to attend Monthly SAME Savannah lunch. Details provided to recipients.


SAME Sustaining Membership

Please consider a SAME Sustaining Membership to the Savannah Post, which includes six openings for individuals as your member representatives. All six representatives will receive all the benefits afforded them as an SAME member including:

  • Industry Government Engagement by connecting with government and industry leaders
  • Inclusion in the Sustaining Member online directory.
  • Exclusive access to member-only events such as the Federal Program Briefings and CEO Roundtables.
  • Subscription to The Military Engineer magazine and discounted advertising opportunities.
  • Ability to participate in the Sustaining Member Partner Program.
  • Ability to participate in one of the many Communities of Interest.
  • Discounts on exhibiting and attendance for your company representatives to SAME events, including the Joint Engineer Training Conference and the Federal Small Business Conference.
  • Access to the members-only section of the SAME website, including The Military Engineer archives dating back to 1909. 


December 2019 USACE Savannah CPARS Brief for SAME Savannah

The presentation presented by Paige Blechinger to the SAME Savannah Post on December 2, 2019 on CPARS is available by clicking on the following link:

Dec 2019 USACE CPARS Presentation



2019 SAME SE Tri-Regional JETS Government Presentations

Below are the links to the briefs presented by NAVFAC and USACE:

NAVFAC Adm. Koorka Brief

SAME Centennial Plan

USACE Charleston

USACE Huntsville

USACE Jacksonville Program Overview

USACE Jacksonville Forecast

USACE Mobile

USACE Savannah

USACE Wilmington


2019 SAME SE Tri-Regional JETS Technical Presentations

Click on the following hyperlinks to access the technical track presentations:

Using Holistic City Simulation to Test Resilience Adaptation

Camp Pendleton Resiliency Presentation

Case for Joint Installation and Community Planning

Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit

Energy and Water Security Assessments

Doing Resiliency Better

How Cybersecurity Affects Design Teams

NIST 800-171

Aging Gracefully: How to Identify, Plan, and Implement Changes to Control Systems

Monitoring Current Infrastructure and Future Assets with Autonomous Mgmt Tech

Building Automation System Vulnerabilities

Leveraging New DoD AT/FP Criteria to Reduce Construction Costs

When the Minimum Elevation Isn't Even the Minimum