Phoenix Slide 1


Bruce Preston, Southwest Regional Vice President

Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico

(Albuquerque, Phoenix, Southern Arizona, Southern Nevada, Tularosa Basin Posts)


Event StartEvent EndTitle
10/15/2022 6:00 PM 10/15/2022 10:30 PM 2nd Annual Casino Night
10/26/2022 11:30 AM 10/26/2022 1:00 PM SkillBridge by ACMF - Hiring Veterans
11/17/2022 11:30 AM 11/17/2022 1:30 PM High Priority Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
12/15/2022 11:30 AM 12/15/2022 1:00 PM Holiday Luncheon

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Phoenix Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Phoenix Post membership.


2022 Casino Night Fundraiser - Saturday, October 15th

Join the SAME Phoenix Post for its 2nd Annual Casino Night to raise funds for our Post Mentoring & Education Fund, which provides scholarships for students entering STEM related fields. This is a great opportunity to connect with friends and colleagues and celebrate our 100+ years of SAME history!

Registration and Sponsorships now open



2022 Phoenix Post Programs 

Your Board is underway planning programs for the 2022 year. Although we are still faced with the pandemic, we have invested to deliver hybrid programs to member. Our Post is run by volunteers and you are wanted. Contact any one of the leaders to volunteer, we appreciate it. 

      • February 24, 2022 - Monthly Luncheon featuring 3D Printing in Construction
        • March 30, 2022 - USACE LA District Business Opportunity Open House (BOOH)

        • March 30, 2022 1-3 pm -  After BOOH Lite Networking Lunch sponsored by SAME Phoenix Post

        • April 22, 2022 - IFLY STEM 1/2-day workshop (50 paid student sponsorships) 

        • May 6, 2022 - Golf Tournament to Benefit the Scholarship Fund @ the Falcon Dunes

        • June 23, 2022 - Joint Technical Workshop with ABQ/El Paso Post (in-person and virtual)

        • August 25, 2022 - SAME Federal Programs CIP Updates: featuring Luke AFB Horizons Presentation

        • October 15, 2022 - Casino Night (Poker Tournament, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and more) 

        • October 26, 2022 - SkillBridge - Recruiting, Training, and Hiring military veterans directly from Active Duty - presented by Arizona Coalition for Military Families - Virtual program

        • November 17, 2022 - Arizona Dept of Emergeny and Military Affairs (AZ DEMA) - program updates from Director Clark

        • December 2022 - Holiday Luncheon


2022 Phoenix Post Board 

The 2022 SAME Phoenix Post Board
  • James Kirk, President - Weitz Companies
  • Sam Groves, VP of Programs
  • Sean Sussman, VP of Membership - Luke AFB
  • Angela Gomez, Secretary
  • Vacant, Treasurer 
  • Bruce Preston, Past President and Southwest Regional Vice President - TSK Architects
  • Carmel Patterson, Director
  • Ed Mears, SAME Fellow, Director - Consultant Engineering, Inc.