Take a trip back through time with our SAME at 100 timeline! Originally published in six installments in The Military Engineer over the Society’s Centennial Celebration, the SAME at 100 timeline covers the previous century of Society history—from our founding to modern day, and beyond.
Explore how the needs of the nation have changed over the last 100 years, and how engineers and the Society have evolved to meet new challenges. From world wars to environmental engineering to cybersecurity and so much more, dive into how the Society made its impact on the nation—and will continue to do so in its next century of service.
Founded in 1920, in the interests of patriotism and national security, the Society of American Military Engineers has never wavered from a vow to support the needs of the United States and strengthen the profession of engineering. As was stated in the inaugural issue of The Military Engineer a century ago: “this Society will serve no selfish purpose.”
The genesis of SAME was born from the lessons of World War I, and the realization of those who went “over there” that the engineering community was unprepared for what was confronted. That prescient leadership would prove invaluable, as “The War to End All Wars” was anything but.
During 2020, the Society celebrated a century of service to the nation. Look back on this historic year with the hashtag #SAME100.