Society of American Military Engineers celebrates 100 years; 68 on Guam


The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Guam Post is celebrating the centennial year of the national organization on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Guam Resort from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Founded in 1920, SAME’s mission is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public- and private-sector engineers and related professionals, and by developing future engineers through outreach and mentoring. Chartered in 1952, the SAME Guam Post is proud to showcase SAME for the past 100 years and its 68 year history on Guam.

“The SAME Guam Post is excited to take this opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of SAME,” stated Scott Thompson, president of the SAME Guam Post.

“The mission and vision of SAME have been well represented by the SAME Guam Post throughout the 68 years SAME has been serving Guam. In addition, we are fortunate to be celebrating this landmark during the 2020 Engineers Week.”

The SAME Guam Post has supported and continues to support the Guam community through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs. It has awarded post-secondary education student scholarships, facilitated STEM camps for elementary and middle school students, financially supported middle and high school STEM programs, assisted island veteran organizations and communities, and supported the University of Guam’s (UOG) School of Engineering through various activities and financial assistance.

The SAME Guam Post has led industry and government engagement forums, provided a venue for professional training courses, and partnered with many of its sister and brother island organizations for the benefit of the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction and STEM communities. In addition, its members have volunteered countless hours for local community service projects.

The main presenter for the event will be Captain Daniel P. Turner, CEC, USN, Commanding Officer, NAVFAC Marianas and Regional Engineer, who will provide the NAVFAC construction program update.

The keynote speaker will be Joseph Schroedel, BG. P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret), Executive Director, Society of American Military Engineers. Other distinguished local and national guests will be in attendance also to join in celebrating SAME on this historic occasion.
For more information on the SAME Centennial Celebration and other centennial events planned, visit the SAME national website at or the SAME Guam Post website at