Our Purpose

SAME - Folsom Bridge
SAME Members tour the new Folsom Bridge under construction

SAME brings together professional engineers and those in engineering-related fields:

  • To improve and increase the engineering capabilities of the nation;
  • To exchange and advance the knowledge of engineering technologies, applications, and practices.

SAME is a nonprofit professional engineer association, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with chapters (called Posts) worldwide.

Founded in 1920 to engage military and federal government engineers with those in private life for the purpose of improving the engineering potential of the United States, The Society today has nearly 27,000 members from industry, military and government organizations, and academia.

The Society of American Military Engineers: formed “in the interest of National Defense… bringing together all phases of U.S. engineering, [in both the] civil sector and military, for the advancement of knowledge…and the rapid mobilization of engineering capabilities.” - Charter of the Society of American Military Engineers, founded in 1920.