Each year, the SAME Academy of Fellows sponsors and helps support a number of events including mentoring activity at the Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo, luncheons in connection with other SAME national events, and nominations for Fellow, Golden Eagle Awards, and the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award.
The Academy’s three major events—Golden Eagle Awards Dinner, Fellows Investiture Ceremony, and one of the AOF Luncheons (sometimes in conjunction with a Conclave)—are held together each March in the Washington, D.C. area as part of SAME Capital Week.
This premier formal awards dinner recognizes two outstanding Americans: one, an SAME Fellow, for their contributions to the A/E/C profession; and the other, often a non-member, for their contributions to national security. The evening also includes a networking reception.
The new Class of Fellows is invested into the Academy of Fellows each year during a ceremony preceding the Golden Eagle Awards Dinner. The ceremony includes presentation of the Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award, which is given annually to an SAME Fellow for outstanding mentoring and support of the SAME mission.
Academy of Fellows Luncheons
These events serve as a means for Fellows to come together during major SAME National events to discuss issues and network. Current and new Fellows are welcome to attend, network, and hear presentations on topics of interest to the Academy of Fellows. There is usually an RSVP option on event registrations for you to note your attendance. The event is only open to Fellows.
Academy of Fellows Townhall Meetings
AOF Townhall Meetings are a great way to get information in a virtual face-to-face manner. Fellows can hear directly from the Chair and Vice Chairs about different initiatives, upcoming events, and Society news that is relevant to Fellows. The format allows for questions, sharing of information, and direct communication with the AOF Executive Committee. Dates and times are distributed to RFPOCs for further distribution. This allows the AOF to utilize the established structure to test communication effectiveness.