March 2018 Newsletter Print

Post President's Corner

Salutations and Greetings from the Post President!

As I write this, 40+ mph winds are whipping through Hampton Roads and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is closed due to those high winds, which reminds me why we need resilient structures and those who design and construct them.

The big upcoming event is, of course, the Small Business Outreach + Industry Day on March 21-22 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. We have quite a large list of RSVPs and I hope every Hampton Roads Post member can be a part of it. Registration opens at 11 am on the 21st and we kickoff at 1 pm. This year is a day and half instead of two days; we are taking this approach to make the time spent more compact. Again, please take some time to visit even if you don’t spend the entire day and a half on site. It’s definitely worth the time invested.

I was also able to meet with the Old Dominion University student chapter of SAME recently. I’m happy to report they are an upstanding group who understand the value proposition that SAME offers. Hopefully, some of the student chapter can also make the Small Business Outreach as they are definitely the future of our industries.

Thank you for all that you do to support you community and SAME. I look forward to seeing Post members at the Waterside Marriott and, as a reminder, there is no lunch at the Westin this month because of the Industry Day.

Best wishes,


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Upcoming Post Events


Date: March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM - Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:30 PM (EDT)

Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510


Confirmed agencies to date include:

  • Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers
  • Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers
  • Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers
  • Savannah District, Corps of Engineers
  • Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers
  • New York District, Corps of Engineers
  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • Engineering Flight, Fort Eustis Civil Engineer Division
  • GSA
  • NOAA
  • USCG
  • Langley AFB 633rd
  • NC Military Business Center
  • Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) 

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2018-2019 Scholarship Information


The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Hampton Roads Post intends to award multiple $500 – $3,000 scholarships to Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, Interior Design and Construction Management Students for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate Engineering, Architecture, Interior Design, Construction Management, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Mathematics degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall term of 2018. For other STEM degree programs, please include an explanation of how the degree will align with the goals of SAME. All applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. No scholarship will be awarded for those pursuing an associate; second undergraduate or graduate school degree. Students attending a community or junior college must be enrolled in a program of studies designed to allow the student to transfer directly into a four-year program. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, room and board, books, and lab fees.

There is no requirement for the student or parent to be part of a SAME Post. However, preference will be given to students who are members of a SAME Student Post or whose parents, guardians, or sponsors are members of SAME. Sponsors must provide a letter of recommendation as part of the application package. For a list of sustaining member companies, and student SAME applications please refer to our website (

Our intent is to target scholarship awards to Hampton Roads high school students and college students attending College / Universities throughout Virginia; however this is not a requirement and The Post reserves the right to offer scholarships to any qualified candidates.

Scholarships will be presented at our June 20, 2018 luncheon.

Application forms are attached to this newsletter and will be available on our website soon.

The scholarship application evaluation criteria are attached as an appendix to the application form. The completed application, including transcripts, must be emailed or postmarked no later than April 30, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to go paperless and submit a scanned signed copy to Otherwise, please mail this form and the attached transcript to the Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Hampton Roads Post, Society of American Military Engineers at the address listed below:

Efram Fuller, P.E.
Brown and Caldwell
301 Bendix Road Suite 400, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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Member News

Terry Boston, PE, joins Dewberry Board of Directors

Executive Chairman Barry K. Dewberry and Dewberry Chief Executive Officer Donald E. Stone, Jr., announce the confirmation of Terry Boston, PE, to Dewberry’s board of directors. Dewberry is a privately held professional services firm headquartered in Fairfax, Va.

Boston currently runs a consultancy focused on power supply planning, cybersecurity, transmission, and renewables development and storage. At the end of 2015, he retired from PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. where he served as president and chief executive officer for eight years. While with PJM, an organization that coordinates and directs the transmission grid operation of a 13-state region including Virginia and the District of Columbia, he was responsible for developing and implementing all business strategies, technology partnerships, and reinforcing excellent customer service. Prior to joining PJM and for the majority of his career, Boston held roles of increasing responsibility, including executive vice president, power system operations, senior manager for pricing, and division manager for electric system reliability at the Tennessee Valley Authority. The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for businesses and local power companies; and serves 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states.

Boston is a 2017 U.S. Presidential appointee to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC/DHS). He is past president of GO15, an association of the world’s largest power grid operators. He served as a vice president of CIGRE, International Council of Large Electric Systems and received the CIGRE 2016 Attwood Award.

“On behalf of the board of directors and all of our staff, we welcome Terry,” says Barry K. Dewberry. “His reputation, stature, and experience in the energy market are well known throughout the world. Terry began making a difference in the way we think about Dewberry's future from the first time we met. Terry will clearly be a force as a director.”
“For a while now, Dewberry has engaged successfully in the energy and power market, yet remains a ‘best kept secret,’” adds Stone. “We look forward to the guidance and advice Terry will give us as we continue to expand into this market.”

“As I’m getting to know Dewberry better, it’s clear that they have great potential to engage their services even more in power systems, both transmission and generation, as well as expand their expertise in lidar, remote sensing, and emergency planning and response within this market,” says Boston. “I look forward to my service on the board and getting to know the other distinguished board members, Dewberry’s leadership, and talented employees.”

Boston holds a Bachelor of Science in engineering, magna cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University (1972) and a Master of Science in engineering administration from the University of Tennessee (1977). He is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee.

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

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SAME Hampton Roads Post Sustaining Member Firms


Advanced Engineering Consultants Charter
Environmental, Inc. 
Gannett Fleming, Inc. MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc. Shriver and Holland Assoc. 
AECOM Clark Nexsen Geo-Marine, Inc. McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. Sigma Planning Group, Inc.
Aero-Metric Inc. Collins Engineers Inc. GET Solutions, Inc. Michael Baker Corporation St. George Chadux Corporation
Aerostar Environmental Services Communications Supply
Services Integrated Process Team
MSA, P.C. Stanley Consultants Inc.
Alpha Corporation Crowder Construction Company
& O’Mara
MMM Design Group  Stroud, Pence & Associates, Ltd.
H & A, Architects & Engineers MOCA Systems Sundt
Construction Inc.
Ameresco Delta Airport Consultants
Halcrow Moffatt & Nichol Engineers Symmes Maini & McKee Associates, Inc.
Dewberry HBA Architecture & Interior Design NASA Tetra Tech
Balfour Beatty
DJG Inc. HDR Newport News Nuclear
The Lee Group
Baskervill Draper Aden Associates HNTB Northeast Construction The Shaw Group, Inc.
Design Assoc. 
EA Engineering, Science &
Technology, Inc.
Hourigan Construction
Parsons Timmons Group
Bristol Alliance of Companies
Hurt & Proffitt, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff Turner
Strategic Technologies, LLC
Brown and Caldwell ECC HydroGeoLogic Inc Pennoni Assoc. Inc.
URS Corporation 
Burgess & Niple Ecology & Environment, Inc. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Perini Management Services, Inc. Vansant & Gusler, Inc.
Burgess Engineering
ECS Group  KBE Building Corporation
Pond & Company VHB/Vanhasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell
EEE Consulting, Inc. KBR Government & Infrastructure Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Inc. Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects, Inc
C.Allan Bamforth, Jr.,
Engineer-Surveyor, Ltd.
Energy Systems Group  Kerr
Environmental Services Corp.
RK & K Watermark
CALIBRE Systems Inc. Engineering and Environment, Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. ROBRA Construction, Incorporated
Weston Solutions Inc.
Cardno TBE EnSafe, Inc. Land Planning & Design Associates
RRMM Architects Wight & Company
CDM Flooring Adventures, LLC  Layne Geo Construction  Sauer Inc. d/b/a
Sauer Southeast
Wiley & Wilson Inc.
Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc.
Froehling & Robertson Inc. M.C. Dean
Schnabel Engineering South LLC Woolpert, Inc.
CH2MHill Fugro Atlantic MacDonald-Bedford LLC Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) TranSystems
Summer Consultants, Inc.

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Member Benefits


Employment Opportunities

As a service to our members, the Hampton Roads SAME Post website includes job positions or internships available at local firms and also allow for students or individual members who are looking for employment to list qualifications potential employers can view. Anyone wishing to place job positions should contact

Sustaining Member News

The Hampton Roads SAME Post has been willing to publish articles submitted by Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members that are deemed to be in the interest of SAME and the Hampton Roads Post.  Typical Articles may include contract awards from our member agencies (i.e. USCG, LANTDIV and Army Corps of Engineers) and key company hires or employee moves. Please send your good news to Beverly Noffsinger by the first Wednesday of each month.

Sustaining Member of the Month

One of our Sustaining Member firms is spotlighted each month, given the opportunity to set up a tabletop booth at the monthly meeting, and be recognized by the President at the start of each meeting. A representative of the firm is also invited to give a short overview of the firm at the luncheon.

The designated Sustaining Member of the Month also provides a summary of their firm’s expertise and services for the military engineering community to be printed in the newsletter. We ask that the Sustaining Member of the Month bring a raffle prize valued at approximately $50 to the luncheon for our Education and Mentoring raffle drawing. If you are interested in participating, please contact CindyNash.

Please note that with your firm’s Sustaining Membership, SIX (6) of your employees can be designated as sustaining members (includes two Young Members).

Please go to the National SAME web site and review your company status under Membership.

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Career Announcements


Interior Design Student

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jan. 10, 2018


Architectural Intern

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jan. 16, 2018


Architectural Student

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jan. 18, 2018


Job Posting
Jan. 18, 2018


Civil Engineer PE

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jan. 18, 2018


Electrical Engineer PE

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Jan. 23, 2018


Job Posting
Jan. 23, 2018


Mechanical Designer

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Feb. 7, 2018


Job Posting
Feb. 9, 2018


Job Posting
Feb. 9, 2018


Creative Writer

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Feb. 21, 2018


Job Posting
Feb. 26, 2018


Job Posting
Feb. 26, 2018


Job Posting
Mar. 1, 2018


Job Posting
Mar. 1, 2018



Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Mar. 2, 2018


Mechanical Engineer PE

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Mar. 5, 2018

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