April 2018 Newsletter Print

Post President's Corner

Hello Hampton Roads Post!

We had a tremendous Small Business Outreach + Industry Day on March 21-22. I’d like to again thank all the volunteers who made that day a reality as it has become a staple of excellence for our Post. For those who missed it (why?), we combined forces with the Peninsula Post, Central VA Post, and Coastal Carolina Post to bring in 34+ small businesses, 350+ people, USACOE Industry Day, and speakers from other governmental agencies such as the Veteran’s Administration, NAVFAC, and the U.S. Coast Guard. Brigadier General Butch Graham opened the USACOE Industry Day for us, and we opened the second day with Sal Nodjomian, the SAME National President. It was just an incredible chance for professional exchange and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

Our next event is the monthly meeting at the Virginia Beach Westin on April 18th. Doors open at 1130 and we start at noon. Value proposition: good food, good company, an interesting topic and 1 continuing education credit all for a low price! Tough to beat that. I hope to see you there and I wish you an enjoyable spring in Hampton Roads.

Best wishes,


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Upcoming Post Events


Title: "Engineering a Solution to Kabul Security"

Presenter: Michael R. Darrow, PE, PMP – USACE Norfolk District Deputy District Engineer, Programs, and Project Management


The presentation will focus on the framework and actions taken by Task Force Enhanced Security Zone from June 2017-present to create a more secure environment in the "Green Zone" of Kabul following the massive Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device that killed over 100 people on 31 May 2017. The discussion will demonstrate how the "engineering thought process" was utilized to tackle a very difficult problem. The presentation will also highlight the flexibility of the US Army Corps of Engineers to respond to the nation's greatest challenges across the globe.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic organization and capabilities of the US Army Corps of Engineers that provides the flexibility to react to emerging challenges.
  2. Demonstrate how the engineer problem-solving method can be used to solve, non-engineering problems.
  3. Demonstrate the use of explosive modeling software to make to make security and infrastructure improvement decisions
  4. Explain how the framework used of Block, Screen, Professionalize in this operation was utilized to gain international confidence in the ability of the Afghan Government to protect their diplomatic missions.

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


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Items of Note

Beginning on May 1, 2018, our Post website will relocate to the main SAME site. This transition should make it easier for you, our members, to navigate between our Post page and SAme-wide information provided by HQ. 

Please note the new web address and begin using it on May 1st:

We welcome your feedback and appreciate your patience as make the finishing touches.

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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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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

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


Job Posting
Mar. 9, 2018


Plumbing Designer

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Apr. 3, 2018


Plumbing Engineer PE

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Apr. 3, 2018


Civil Engineer PE

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Apr. 11, 2018


Electrical Engineer PE

Clark Nexsen

Job Posting
Apr. 11, 2018


Job Posting
Apr. 11, 2018

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