Uniformed Service Participation in JETC

Securing America’s Future, Together

Join more than 2,000 government and industry professionals as we head to our nation’s capital for the Joint Engineer Training Conference (JETC), May 27-29, 2020. JETC is the premiere education and training event bringing together the military services, the Joint Staff, and Combatant Commands to connect with industry firms that support the nation’s infrastructure needs in war and peace. Join your fellow service members along with peers from government and industry for an unmatched week of joint training, technical and tactical education, and professional development opportunities.

In 1920 when SAME was established, the Society vowed to capitalize on the technical lessons and camaraderie shared during battlefield experiences in World War I and create an organization through which the national engineering community could ensure a preparedness and readiness for the nation’s civil and military needs. Our commitment has not wavered as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary in 2020. SAME represents industry-government engagement and collaboration among all those who serve throughout the A/E/C community in support of national security. 


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Are You a Successful Professional?

"Pros" are instantly thought of as people who are exceptional at what they do; a cut above and set apart from the norm; someone worth emulating; a role model; and someone who makes a real and lasting difference.

"Success" is defined in many ways and is often very personal. I would offer that a universal definition of success that applies to any human endeavor is: "when preparation meets opportunity."

Engineer professionals, and especially military engineer professionals, have a unique opportunity because the difference we make extends well beyond our profession. The opportunities we have extend to selfless service to our nation in both peace and war; to developing ourselves as leaders and mentoring future leaders who share the timeless values that keep our nation strong; to building lasting relationships that engender the trust essential to effective teams; and finally, to honing our technical and tactical skills for the inevitable moments that demand out-of-the-box thinking to accomplish our mission.

Being a "military engineer pro" is a lifelong commitment of personal preparation, growth and service.

How prepared are you to meet the opportunities that will present themselves?

We can help you find out at JETC.

Deeds Not Words!

BG Joseph Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.)
SAME Executive Director

Why you should attend the 2020 Joint Engineer Training Conference in Washington, D.C.

Education Sessions

Education Session at JETC Public Health ServicesParticipate in 75+ education sessions that were reviewed by top SAME peers culminating in the most informational and unique presentations being selected. This year’s education sessions are set to be the best yet with tracks including architecture and engineering, energy and sustainability, environmental management, resilience, leadership and joint engineering, as well as a tactical training track that was developed and approved by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps. SAME has included a new track, Employment Empowerment for spouses and veterans that will teach attendees how to work from home for the government.

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall at JETCExplore the expansive exhibit hall that includes the Career Assistance Lounge where personnel can learn about credentials, college and continuing education courses, and certifications from our many strategic partners that can skyrocket their careers to the next level! See what companies will be exhibiting with our interactive floor plan.

Senior Enlisted Forum Luncheon

Senior Enlisted Forum at JETCRub elbows with soldiers, sailors and airmen during the senior enlisted forum where the senior enlisted leaders from the Army, Navy and Air Force will be taking questions from anyone in attendance. The luncheon will be followed by the SAME Enlisted Community of Interest meeting where personnel can get directly involved in their personal and career development.

Table-Top Exercise: Endorsed by the J4

Table Top Exercise at JETCThe 2020 Table-Top Exercise will incorporate joint and service engineer operators and planners from across all commands, along with engineer industry representatives, to examine total engineer force capabilities and capacity to respond to a cyber-attack to the eastern United States, followed by attacks in other locations.

Leader Development Program & Communities of Interest

Communities of Interest at JETCLearn more about how you can participate in the Leader Development Program and watch the first generation of our Leader Development Program graduate at JETC 2020! SAME’s Young Member and Enlisted Communities of Interest (COI) will be hosting several networking gatherings where you can meet personnel from all of the services, all ranks, government civilians, industry, non- profits and academia!

Featured Speakers

LDP at JETCLTG Todd Semonite, P.E., USA, 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers will be a featured speaker at the very first Leader Development Program graduation! You might know our other featured speaker, Mike Rowe, from his popular television show “Dirty Jobs”. Not only is he a television host but a leading advocate for filling the skills gap in trade fields.

Society Ball & Awards Gala

Society Ball at JETCJoin us as we celebrate our way into SAME's second century at The Society Ball and Awards Gala. The ball will feature the Golden Eagle awards presented to LTG Robert Flowers, P.E., USA (Ret.), 50th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, and Joe Galloway, one of America’s premier war and foreign correspondents and author of the book, We Were Soldiers Once and Young and others. See USACE icon, COL Ed Gibson, USA (Ret.) and past Golden Eagle recipient, accept the honor of having a new award named after him – the Gibson Veteran Transition Award.



The engineer in civil life can learn the practical side of military engineering only by contact and association with those engineers, both civil and military, who have learned the game by actual practice in war or peace. And the engineer in the regular service can avoid the narrow development, which so greatly restricts his usefulness, only by contact with engineers in civil life. Mutual confidence and efficient cooperation are possible only if we are all well acquainted. Therefore let us make an effort, a continuous effort, to “get together.

– The Military Engineer, July-August 1920