The SAME Resilience Community of Interest (COI) directly supports the second SAME Strategic Plan goal to “Build and Sustain Resilient Communities”. This effort is conducted through support to Posts and as National initiatives that contribute to government and private sector collaboration to minimize the impacts of and enhance effective response and recovery to natural and man-made threats.

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You can join any of our communities of interest by logging into your member profile and scrolling down to “Communities of Interest” and click to join.”

Need help with a Post meeting presentation related to resilience? Contact Caroline Manik for assistance from the Resilience COI for ideas, presentations, or speakers.


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  • About
  • Resources
  • Past Resilience Events

The Resilience Community was formed in October 2016. The predecessor of the Resilience Committee, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) Council, facilitated public and private sector collaboration to advance the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure security and resilience. That effort continues to broaden, as SAME attempts to mobilize action through its Posts and at the national level to promote secure and resilient infrastructure that supports the Nation’s economy and well-being of its people.

The SAME Resilience Committee builds upon TISP’s efforts of affiliation with a variety of agencies, private industry, associations, and individuals sharing common interests in resilient infrastructure to not only mobilize action through SAME Posts, but connect with the uniformed services, local communities, and federal agencies.

Resilience References

Federal Government Department of Defense



Organizational Guidance

  • ASFPM-Association of State Floodplain Managers
  • NERC-North American Electric Reliability Corporation
  • AWWA-American Water Works Association
  • TRB-Transportation Research Board


  • TRB-Lifelines: The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (2019) World Bank

Organization Structure & Objectives

Organization Structure

Albert RomanoChair: Mr Albert Romano

Technical Advisory Group
IGE Co-Chair

CAPT Jay ManikMembership:
CAPT Jay Manik
P.E., USCG (Ret)

Mike PampalonePost Outreach:
Mr Mike Pampalone

Caroline ManikCommunications & Social Media:
Ms Caroline Manik

Lori JacksonCyber Vice Chair:
Lori Jackson

Regina MajercakCommunity Vice Chair:
Regina Majercak

Get MoyPhysical Infrastructure Vice Chair:
Get Moy

Taylor ChassaignacYoung Member:
Taylor Chassaignac

Joe ManousImmediate Past Chair:
Joe Manous


  1. Leverage local, regional, national, and international partnerships to educate and train members and stakeholders on infrastructure risks, mitigation efforts, and joint response strategies to natural and man-made events.
  2. Utilize SAME’s multidisciplinary network to connect and educate stakeholders on new and existing technologies and to develop solutions to problems across critical infrastructure sectors.
  3. Promote partnerships and collaboration supporting the needs of military installations in pursuit of mission assurance and readiness (such as energy, water, and industrial control system cyber security).
  4. Utilize SAME’s national relationships and local Posts to furnish vertical collaboration between all levels of government and private business.
  5. Lead collaboration to advocate for streamlined acquisition and implementation of resilience solutions.

Upcoming Events

SAME NoVA Post hosts a Resilience Program with Dan Moneghan from Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Webinar Description:

The public is becoming increasingly aware of the value of energy resilience but lags far behind our military in understanding this value. That is why the DOD is poised to be the first recent mover in advanced nuclear fission, supporting the development and deployment of small nuclear reactors that can be installed in a week and packed up and moved in three days.

This presentation will cover the various kinds of small nuclear reactors, the attributes that allow them to provide safe and reliable power, and the way that government organizations are supporting their adoption in civilian and military applications.

Dan Moneghan, Technical Leader, EPRI

Learn more about the event and register